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Heritage Railway Magazine

13 issues per year Write Review From $3.00 per issue Heritage Railway is the only magazine in its field to concentrate on every aspect of Britain’s wonderful network of preserved railways, whether the motive power be steam, diesel or electric. Renowned for page after page of news, with hard-won exclusives every month, the magazine also boasts some of the finest atmospheric photography in the business, and well-researched historic features leave no stone unturned.

Regular sections cover main line news, modern day revival scheme, railwayana, tour listings, young volunteers, carriages and wagons, the changeover years (the transitional period from steam to more modern forms of traction), models and much, much more.

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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 is the only magazine in its field to concentrate on every aspect of Britain’s wonderful network of preserved railways, whether the motive power be steam, diesel or electric. Renowned for page after page of news, with hard-won exclusives every month, the magazine also boasts some of the finest atmospheric photography in the business, and well-researched historic features leave no stone unturned.

Regular sections cover main line news, modern day revival scheme, railwayana, tour listings, young volunteers, carriages and wagons, the changeover years (the transitional period from steam to more modern forms of traction), models and much, much more.
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Heritage Railway

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

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

Outstanding resource for steam lovers. Reviewed Tuesday, 11 February 2020

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