Features 14 The Flying Scotsman saga After a high profile launch, Chris Milner looks at the latest problems that have set back the return to steam of A3 No. 4472 Flying Scotsman by six months.
18 Death in Captivity In the final part of an exclusive survey, Peter Nicholson reveals that an alarming number of steam locos were cut up after being earmarked for preservation, and that William Stanier had a destructive as well as a creative side.
24 Settle & Carlisle freight focus Once facing closure, the Settle & Carlisle line is once again a freight artery, as our pictorial special shows. 27 A Vanishing Breed With the news that semaphore signalling is to be swept away by 2020, Dafydd Whyles looks at the last pockets of signals in East Anglia. 34 Full Circle Tony Sparks tells the story behind the installation of the Great Central Railway’s turntable at Quorn.
38 Back and Forth For Practice & Performance, John Heaton looks at train performance on the four diﬀerent routes between Glasgow and Edinburgh. 43 Christmas Gift and Reviews Our special seasonal guide is full of gift ideas, books, calendars and DVD reviews. 53 The Final Push A chance to own a share of theWorld’s oldest railway company - the Ffestiniog andWelsh Highland.
SOLD DOWN THE RIVER: Preserved but scrapped - p18 LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL: Freight flourishes - p24 SPOILT FOR CHOICE: Glasgow to Edinburgh lines - p38
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