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Heritage Railway Magazine Britain's Weirdest Railways Special Issue

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Heritage Railway magazine is the world’s authority on the topic of steam era preservation. Bringing you unparalleled insight into the joys of steam train preservation and restoration. Stay up-to-date with every aspect of Britain’s incredible railway network and the locomotives that rely on it!

Enjoy a unique insight into the world of steam train restoration and witness first hand the highs and lows of returning a train to its former glory. Enduring British steam locomotives are the focus of Heritage Railway magazine, but make no mistake, there are plenty of industry-leading commentary on the historic rolling stock, comprehensive rail tour guides and information on signals and stations.

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Heritage Railway  |  Britain's Weirdest Railways  

You will never have seen a railway book like this before. Heritage Railway editor has combed the British Isles to find the country’s weirdest railways, and presented the strangest of them in one volume.
For years, conspiracy theorists talked about a secret railway network beneath Wiltshire to serve a bunker city which would haven been the seat of government ion the event of a nuclear war - and were proved right! The pictures are all in this book.
Also, did you realise that there is a secret railway running through the fairytale island of St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall, or the remains of a complete network on Steep Holm in the Bristol Channel? Brunel’s Grewat Western Railway broad gauge was years ahead of its time - and so was his atmospheric railway - but both were edged out by market forces and deficiencies of available technology.

Visit the Spurn Head Railway with its sail-powered vehicles. Look at the Volks Electric Railway in Brighton, the first electric line in Britain, and its truly bizarre sister line which had a passenger car running on stilts through the sea.

Take a trip on the world’s smallest double-tracked public railway, the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch, to Dungeness and not only find a village made from old railway carriages, but a series of strange railways laid across the shingle. See the fabulous double-ended Fairlies in action on the Ffestiniog Railway - and on the standard gauge in South Wales too!

Visit the farm lines in Lincolnshire used to carry potatoes to make Smith’s Crisps.
See the unique railways carved from stone which was used to carry granite blocks to build London Bridge. Review Britain’s plans for hover trains - and British Railway’s patent for a flying saucer - a true story! All this and much, much more is to be found in Britain’s Weirdest Railways, a truly unique publication not to be missed!

Heritage Railway magazine is the UK’s leading news contributor for the steam locomotive industry. In each issue, enjoy featured articles full of commentary from some of the UK’s foremost experts on steam locomotives. One week you’ll find yourself taking a trip along the Cleethorpes Light Railway and the next you’ll take a trip down memory lane to experience the wonders of the classic of Northwest England railways - discover it all within the pages of Heritage Railway magazine!

Enjoy must-read editor’s picks in every issue and peruse our exclusive in-depth reviews of all the latest restorations, tours and attractions. Throughout the pages of Heritage Railway magazine, you’ll find some of the finest nostalgic and contemporary photography the industry has to offer. 

A Heritage Railway digital magazine subscription is a must for football fans of all ages, enjoy:

  • The UK’s number one steam locomotive magazine
  • Expert commentary from the industry’s leading authorities
  • Unique insight from editors
  • Incredible atmospheric photography
  • Delivered directly to your device every month
  • A discount off the RRP of your magazine

You'll receive 13 issues during a 1 year Heritage Railway magazine subscription.

Note: Digital editions do not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies.

Heritage Railway

Good to keep in touch with heritage railway issues while still shielding. Reviewed Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Heritage Railway

An excellent magazine for up-to-date news about preserved railways Reviewed Saturday, 9 May 2020

Heritage Railway

Always been a great magazine, I think the best of the steam magazines, I always liked the maps and detail right from Issue 1! Reviewed Saturday, 11 April 2020

Heritage Railway

I rather enjoy the eclectic range of topics and articles. One thing I miss is the modelling section but its not a deal breaker. Reviewed Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Heritage Railway

I thoroughly enjoy reading the magazine. Thank you. Reviewed Sunday, 29 March 2020

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