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Heritage Railway Magazine

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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  |  Settle & Carlisle Revival  

The Settle & Carlisle railway runs across the roof of England, reaching the highest point on any main line railway in the country. Today it carries a frequent and well-patronised passenger service and considerable heavy long-distance freight traffic.

But we are lucky that the line has survived two attempts to close it and in fact should probably never have been built at all.

There could now be a 72 mile abandoned trackbed passing through such places as Blea Moor, over Dent Head and Arten Gill viaducts and the legendary Ais Gill summit, but fortunately, sufficient people felt strongly enough to campaign successfully to stop this happening and keep one of Britain’s favourite railway lines open.

Since the line was reprieved from closure for the second time in 1989 after an eight-year battle, train services have been expanded. In fact they were expanding even while it was still the intention to close the line, but saving the line was not the end of the story, it was just the beginning.

This is the story of the revival in the fortunes of the Settle & Carlisle.

Many closed stations have reopened and are being restored to their former glory, freight traffic has returned and steam-hauled excursions over the line have gone from strength to strength.

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

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