Heritage Railway

Haulage after Christmas

FOLLOWING the excitement of the Santa specials in the weeks up to December 25, a good number of our heritage lines are operating post-Christmas trains – be they mince pie specials, enthusiast events or regular services.

For me, there’s always something magical about a ride at the tail-end of the year. I’m sure my loved ones are not alone, but it’s an Evans family tradition to enjoy a post-Christmas trip on the Ffestiniog Railway, with

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Heritage Railway

Heritage Railway2 min read
Bumper Crowds At Bluebell Gala Opener
DESPITE patchy weather and an earlier date in the calendar for the Bluebell Railway’s branch line gala, attendances at the March 15-17 event were 30% up on last year’s event. The Friday of what is traditionally the first special event of the railway’
Heritage Railway3 min read
A New Legend Is Born
THE completion of another mission impossible is always a pinnacle of the railway heritage movement, not least of all the realisation of a 45-year dream. For it was back in early 1974 that the Great Western Society bought GWR 4-6-0 No. 4942 Maindy Hal
Heritage Railway1 min read
In Brief
➜ CLASS 50 No. 50049 Defiance has been added to the guest list for the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway’s May 3-6 diesel and mixed traffic gala, joining sister No. 50031, prototype HST power car No. 41001, Class 31 No. 31163, a Direct Rail Services Cl