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Issue 73 and spring has finally arrived, over this weekend the clocks will bounce forward an hour and hopefully signify the start of warmer weather and longer days. For many heritage operations across the UK, this also makes the start of there opening for 2017.

This issue is filled with a great mix of articles this month, from new and old. It brings me great pleasure to welcome Chris Eden Green with a feature article giving us an insight into SLIP’s (Or Steam Locos in Profile for short!). We also welcome Jonny Gourlay with his first article taking us through his first photographic event of the year at the Strathspey Railway.

Back to our regular writers, Martin Creese takes us through for him what has been a slow start to 2017, with events at Bristol Harbour and the Severn Valley. Joe Connell gives us a view of the KWVR Steam gala and finally James Batcheler with the Mid Hants Pre Spring event.

It is also great to see regular contributions from our readers, including Kenny Felstead, Robert Batty, Anthony French and many more. Without the growing contributions from our readers this magazine would not be able to evolve still. We are always looking for new contributions, big or small of any type. These contributions can be sent to us via email, dropbox or large online file transfer portals such as wetransfer to submissions@ukheritagehub.co.uk

Issue 74 14th June 2017

Issue 73 and spring has finally arrived, over this weekend the clocks will bounce forward an hour and hopefully signify the start of warmer weather and longer days. For many heritage operations across the UK, this also makes the start of there opening for 2017.

This issue is filled with a great mix of articles this month, from new and old. It brings me great pleasure to welcome Chris Eden Green with a feature article giving us an insight into SLIP’s (Or Steam Locos in Profile for short!). We also welcome Jonny Gourlay with his first article taking us through his first photographic event of the year at the Strathspey Railway.

Back to our regular writers, Martin Creese takes us through for him what has been a slow start to 2017, with events at Bristol Harbour and the Severn Valley. Joe Connell gives us a view of the KWVR Steam gala and finally James Batcheler with the Mid Hants Pre Spring event.

It is also great to see regular contributions from our readers, including Kenny Felstead, Robert Batty, Anthony French and many more. Without the growing contributions from our readers this magazine would not be able to evolve still. We are always looking for new contributions, big or small of any type. These contributions can be sent to us via email, dropbox or large online file transfer portals such as wetransfer to submissions@ukheritagehub.co.uk

Issue 73 24th April 2017

So Christmas has gone, the new year has awoken and here we are in 2017, and what a year 2016 really was, charters, galas, events and heritage returns and firsts and some stunning news, and through out this months issue we will take you back to what has been a stunning year, with some of our favourite and most news worthy images. We also take a look back at a year with 30742’s charters with Martin Creese, who has seemingly taken us all over the country not just with his charters but his many visits to some of our best heritage attractions.

Of course, 2016 had its lows, we lost a number of members of our celebrity heritage, and towards the end of the year we said goodbye (for now) to some popular heritage traction, with North Eastern Q6 63395, GWR Pannier Tank 1369 and small prairie 4566 all bowing out. We also said goodbye to some historic figures amoungest out movement, most recently with Peter Proud of NELPG, a former locomotive owner in his own right and person known as a farther of the preserved steam movement, we also said goodbye to the National Railway Museums most knowledgeable man on the operation of preserved steam, Ray Towell, another loss which I am sure in years to come will be felt rather hard, Ray was known for his time with Green Arrow and City of Truro, and I personally am thankful for the short time I met him whilst as a cleaner on 4771.

Back to this issue Jonny Gourlay takes us to a special evening shoot at Aviemore on the Strathspey Railway, while Inspiring images brings us some magical images from the first ever Winter Jacobite. We also take you on a whirl wind tour of some of this years Santa Special operations, a time where the operation of these services often see’s a lot of preserved attractions through the first part of the year while its quiet and people dont wish to venture out.

And finally, a massive thank you to everybody who has contributed to us in 2016, it is massively true that with out your contributions we would not be able to produce this E-zine each month, I would personally like to thank our team who have seen me through thick and thin this year, here is to 2017, another magical year in our heritage.The closing date for Issue 72 is  January 30th at 9pm , and of course you can send us your submissions in all of the usual ways, until then remember, Back out British heritage!

Issue 72 10th February 2017

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So Christmas has gone, the new year has awoken and here we are in 2017, and what a year 2016 really was, charters, galas, events and heritage returns and firsts and some stunning news, and through out this months issue we will take you back to what has been a stunning year, with some of our favourite and most news worthy images. We also take a look back at a year with 30742’s charters with Martin Creese, who has seemingly taken us all over the country not just with his charters but his many visits to some of our best heritage attractions.

Of course, 2016 had its lows, we lost a number of members of our celebrity heritage, and towards the end of the year we said goodbye (for now) to some popular heritage traction, with North Eastern Q6 63395, GWR Pannier Tank 1369 and small prairie 4566 all bowing out. We also said goodbye to some historic figures amoungest out movement, most recently with Peter Proud of NELPG, a former locomotive owner in his own right and person known as a farther of the preserved steam movement, we also said goodbye to the National Railway Museums most knowledgeable man on the operation of preserved steam, Ray Towell, another loss which I am sure in years to come will be felt rather hard, Ray was known for his time with Green Arrow and City of Truro, and I personally am thankful for the short time I met him whilst as a cleaner on 4771.

Back to this issue Jonny Gourlay takes us to a special evening shoot at Aviemore on the Strathspey Railway, while Inspiring images brings us some magical images from the first ever Winter Jacobite. We also take you on a whirl wind tour of some of this years Santa Special operations, a time where the operation of these services often see’s a lot of preserved attractions through the first part of the year while its quiet and people dont wish to venture out.

And finally, a massive thank you to everybody who has contributed to us in 2016, it is massively true that with out your contributions we would not be able to produce this E-zine each month, I would personally like to thank our team who have seen me through thick and thin this year, here is to 2017, another magical year in our heritage.The closing date for Issue 72 is  January 30th at 9pm , and of course you can send us your submissions in all of the usual ways, until then remember, Back out British heritage!

Issue 71 5th January 2017

Firstly I open this issue with the news of the sad passing of Peter Proud, a stalwart of the NYMR, founder of NELPG and a co-owner of locomotives. His passing is a great loss to our community having been one of the fathers of the preservation of steam, but it gives me great pleasure to feature one of the locomotives he co-owned and restored from Barry condition on the rear cover of this issue to commemorate his life. Back to this months edition and the colder weather is certainly moving in, with many preserved railways bringing to a close their season of operating before the arrival of Santa , it must not be forgotten that this is one of the most crucial parts of the year for many heritage operations, with money from family's often seeing them though to the beginning of Spring. Another key aspect being the ability to capture young minds with hope that they will one day come along and help us run some of our fantastic heritage attractions. Of course this means we are also entering the quiet season, but thankfully we are anything but quiet here at The Hub , we are happy to bring you articles by Joe Connell from both the Seven Valley and the Great Centrals “end of season” events while Martin Creese brings us a round up of his recent Pannier Ramblings along with a review of this years operations out of Tyseley with the Shakespeare Express Jonny Gourlay brings us his fanastic take on the recent charter at Lakeside with Fairburn Tank 42073, it is also great to welcome a new contributor in Andy Norsworthy with his images of the recent 4270 Charter, Of course we are happy to welcome new contributors in all forms be that images, news stories or feature stories

Issue 70 - 9th December 2016

With the nights drawing in and the days getting shorter, wee are now deep into the autumn gala season here in the UK and what a fantastic season it has been already, its been great to see so many submissions to the hub of some stunning events which have already taken place! With no fewer than 6 galas featured in this issue. It was great to see the KWVR able to once again put on a gala we are used to, following the repairs to the bridge allowing locomotives to be delivered to Ingrow, seeing Sir Keith Park and Foxcoat Manor both make journeys away from home We also take a special look at an event which took place this weekend at the North Yorkshire Moors with NELPG 50. It has to be said, we very much look forward to what remains of 2016, so please keep those fantastic submissions coming. Also this issue we take a look at some of the many photographic charters which have taken place in the last month. I had the great pleasure to visit Banbury North Signalbox, thanks to our fellow reporter Martin Creese, while Joe Connell has attended events at the Great Central Railway Nottingham and Penrhyn, along with Martin himself reporting from Chinnor, SVR and Lynton and Barnstaple.

Issue 69 - 10th November 2016

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