Steam Railway #253 Jan-Feb 2001 Duchess City of Birmingham Vale of Rheidol RY

Steam Railway #253 Jan-Feb 2001 Duchess City of Birmingham Vale of Rheidol RY

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Steam Railway #253 Jan-Feb 2001 Duchess City of Birmingham Vale of Rheidol RY
Steam Railway January 5 thru February 1 2001
06 News Contents
All the top stories in this issue from the news team.
24 Mailbag
The project to re-create three 'lost' examples GWR 'Counties' finds little favour with readers - but the 'Cathedrals Express' does.
26 A cameraman's winter of content!
In the bleak midwinter, photographers used to go into virtual hibernation. But today, most recognise that the atmospheric winter weather makes it worth venturing out, as LES NIXON explains.
32 I want volunteers - you, you and you!
Much has been said recently about the decreasing numbers of volunteers, the lifeblood of the steam movement. TONY STREETER visits the West Somerset Railway to find out what makes it tick.
38 Lifting the veil on the Rheidol
After 11 years of painstaking consolidation, the Vale of Rheidol Railway is planning major improvements to its stock, facilities and operation in the build up to its centenary in 2002, reports JOHN HUNT.
46 Gallery
The very best steam pictures from Britain's top photographers.
52 Down Main
A series of steam-hauled stopping trains on the Settle & Carlisle to mark its 125th anniversary? DAVID WILCOCK investigates.
60 Reviews
What will you buy? We pull no punches with our hard-hitting and authoritative reviews of the latest prints, books and videos.
64 In The Works
A main line 'Mogul'. That's the dream of Ian Riley, who's rebuilding BR '4MT' No. 76079 for a main line debut this May.
67 Join us for 2,820 miles of main line steam!
A fantastic trip through the Baltic states in an exclusive offer!
68 Questions & Answers
From the 'Atlantic Coast Express' to railway crossing lamps, our team of experts answers your steam questions.
72 The Glorious Years
Wonderfully evocative images from the 1960s BR steam years by JOHN L. CHAMPION.
77 The Directory
Your ultimate what's-on steam guide.
90 Mixed Traffic
Odds and ends from the steam scene.
91 Next Issue
Whet your appetite for next month.

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