Heritage railways getting steamed up over coal supply – John Yellowlees

When the use of steam power on Britain’s railways ended in 1968, the notion of heritage rail was unknown. No one foresaw the huge role that heritage railways would come to play in Britain’s railway scene today.
Whether at the Bo’ness and ­Kinneil, Caledonian Railway, Royal Deeside, Strathspey or elsewhere, steam provides the magic attraction at the heart of the heritage railway appeal. Around 13 million visitors every year, many from overseas, help the sector generate an estimated £400 million for the UK economy. Not to mention the value heritage rail ­provides in terms of direct... read more

 
11 December 2019 in Environment, Views: 125
Source: Scotsman
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