An il­lus­trated trib­ute to clas­sic rail­way art­work.

ex­plains the in­spi­ra­tion for this is­sue’s very dif­fer­ent look.

Steam Railway (UK) - - Contents - STEVEN HALL

Steam Rail­way’s cover has a dif­fer­ent look this is­sue. In­spired by the clas­sic rail­way art­work that once adorned sta­tions and car­riage in­te­ri­ors across the coun­try dur­ing the golden age of steam, we have de­cided to use an il­lus­trated cover for only the sec­ond time in the mag­a­zine’s his­tory. Fea­tur­ing a ‘K1’ cross­ing Glen­finnan Viaduct on the West High­land Line ex­ten­sion from Fort Wil­liam to Mal­laig – the route of the ‘Ja­co­bite’ – our cover is a mod­ern take on some of the most dis­tinc­tive and mem­o­rable rail­way posters from the ‘Big Four’ and BR eras (LNER and BR ex­am­ples are re­pro­duced be­low), and en­cap­su­lates this edi­tion’s ‘Steam to the Moun­tains’ theme. You can read more about the ‘Ja­co­bite’ elsewhere in this is­sue, as well as sev­eral other fa­mous moun­tain rail­ways – in­clud­ing the Raven­glass & Eskdale, Snow­don and the Dar­jeel­ing Hi­malayan rail­ways. For fans of the usual spec­tac­u­lar pho­tog­ra­phy which nor­mally graces the front cover of Steam Rail­way ev­ery four weeks, fear not – nor­mal ser­vice will be re­sumed next is­sue.

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