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Heritage Railway Magazine

13 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From €3,08 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  |  Great British Railway Firsts  


The invention of the world’s first self-propelled railway locomotive in the form of Cornishman Richard Trevithick’s steam engine proved to be a seminal moment in world history, as the concept not only revolutionised public transport but shrank the globe.

Britain led the world in railway technology. The first public railway, the first passenger trains, the first public steam line, the first inter-city and trunk railways, and although the Germans boasted the first commercial electric railway, it was a Scotsman who built the first electric locomotive, and it is the UK that has the oldest surviving electric railway in the world.

This special publication looks at the way in which Britain led society into the modern world with the biggest innovations in transport since the invention of the wheel.

We also look at ‘firsts’ on the country’s own network - the first Pacific and the first main line diesel, areas in which it was our turn to learn from others - and the first British Railways Standard locomotive.

The first heritage railway began operating in the US, one that was newly laid on a green field site. But it was Britain - first and foremost in inventing railways - that started and developed the concept of preserving historic lines, locomotives and rolling stock, which accounts for a sizeable proportion of the nation’s tourist market today, part of our country’s proud and popular historical legacies.
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

Good to keep in touch with heritage railway issues while still shielding. Reviewed martedì 29 settembre 2020
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Heritage Railway

An excellent magazine for up-to-date news about preserved railways Reviewed sabato 9 maggio 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 sabato 11 aprile 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 martedì 7 aprile 2020
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I thoroughly enjoy reading the magazine. Thank you. Reviewed domenica 29 marzo 2020

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