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Heritage Railway Magazine

13 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $2.77 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  |  Beeching - the inside track  


To mark the half centenary of The Reshaping of British Railways, the famous watershed report by Dr Richard Beeching which led to lossmaking lines across Britain being axed, here is a fresh, unique and historic exclusive insight into what went on – compiled with the help of perhaps the last surviving member of his planning team who helped process the closures and plot a new future for the network.

• Find out about what went on inside British Railways headquarters at 222 Marylebone Road while the closures were being planned and progressed.
• Learn about the highly-confidential Blue Book of Maps which was packed with highly- sensitive information about key British industries of the day and which was used to help redraw the UK rail network in the mid-Sixties.
• Read about Beeching’s major and lasting successes in the rail freight sector and how the Great Central Railway might have had a future as a Freightliner route.
• Look at how Britain’s railways evolved from the huge losses of the pre-Beeching era into today’s successful network with the highest passenger levels since the Twenties.
• Discover the lines which might, with hindsight, have been saved and why.
• See how people power saved the Settle & Carlisle line.
• Find out why an obscure Norfolk freight branch had top priority for retention.
• View the last days of the Somerset & Dorset Joint system plus much, much more.

Robin Jones is a widely published and highly respected journalist who specialises in heritage transportation and industrial archaeology subjects.
Robin contributes news and feature material on a regular basis across a wide range of railway titles and has written many books on Britain’s railway history.
He is currently the editor of Heritage Railway Magazine.
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 Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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Heritage Railway

An excellent magazine for up-to-date news about preserved railways Reviewed Saturday, May 9, 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, April 11, 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, April 7, 2020
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Heritage Railway

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

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