Steam Railway #220 1998 July Kent & East Essex Middleton South Wales

Steam Railway #220 1998 July Kent & East Essex Middleton South Wales

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Steam Railway #220 1998 July Kent & East Essex Middleton South Wales
 
Steam Railway #220 1998 July
34 Awash with Bosh!
There's a rumble in the jungle, as the Kent & East Sussex Railway tears away nearly two decades of undergrowth to extend back to Bodiam. David Wilcock visits the extension site to see how the line is spending on achieving its goal by 2000.
40 Middleton expands - 40 years on
After pioneering standard gauge preservation in 1960, the Middleton Railway has been content with its short operating line - until now. John Hunt looks at its history and plans to double its length.
58 Steam in the Valleys; playing the regeneration game Part - 2
Robin Jones looks at the standard gauge steam revival schemes on the western side of the South Wales coalfield, including the Swansea Vale and Bridgend Valleys railways.
6 News
The death of NRM creator John Colley; Aviemore interchange station opens;`King' proves a big hit at Bodmin; Mallard at Doncaster 'Railfest pictures; Dame Vera Lynn clocks 100,000 miles in preservation.
25 Morgan
Argues that there is no room for complacency in preservation, with skills shortages and changing public attitudes.
29 Narrow gauge news
Welsh Highland builds new halt at villagers' request and 16,000 grant for restoring
21 in gauge Princess Margaret Rose.
32 World steam
Pakistan orders 184-mile line reopened; German narrow gauge lines reprieved.
44 Gallery
The very best in steam photography.
49 Reviews
Running the rule over another selection of new books and videos, we tell it like it is.
78 Last summer for Ramsey steam
As the Isle of Man's Steam 125 celebrations continue in full swing, we take a glimpse through the lens of the late No Peters at the northern route to Ramsey which closed 30 years ago.
50 Down Main
The Stanier '8F' and that fire at Rattery and plans for steam back in Oswestry are discussed in the definitive main line column.
56 Questions and Answers
How steam heating works and why GWR engines do not have steam domes.
67 Double your money
Les Nixon looks at taking colour and monochrome shots simultaneously.
69 Mailbag
Fury over Maurice Burns resignation, plea to save Merseyside heritage and Britain's youngest steam revival group announced.
74 The Glorious Years
Eric Bentley unveils his prize colour shots.
81 The One-Stop Steam Guide
Where to go and what to see.
90 Mixed Traffic
How the Manx Electric Railway became part of Scotland's Scenic Railways.

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