THE STEAM RAILWAY AWARD YOUR CHANCE TO VOTE
2019, the Heritage Railway Association will be hosting its annual awards ceremony and we’re asking you to decide what should win the Steam Railway Magazine Award. We’re putting forward ten nominees, all of which have achieved something special during the last 12 months, whether it is completing the restoration of a unique and historic locomotive, or opening a long‑awaited extension and perfectly recreated station building. This is about celebrating the best that preservation has to offer, and we want you to vote for what you think deserves to win.
These Are The NOMiNees
1 Bahamas Locomotive Society. return to steam of double-chimney ‘Jubilee’ No. 45596 Bahamas.
2 Scottish Railway Preservation
Society. Overhaul of Caledonian railway ‘439’ 0-4-4T No. 419 and reunion with ‘812’ 0-6-0 No. 828. 3 War Office Locomotive Trust. restoration of hunslet wdlr 4-6-0T works No. 1215 to coincide with the First world war Armistice centenary.
4 North Eastern Locomotive
Preservation Group. Overhaul of Ner duo: ‘J27’ 0-6-0 No. 65894 and ‘Q6’ 0-8-0 No. 63395. 5 Vale of Rheidol Railway. Major rebuild of Gwr 2-6-2T No. 7 and in-steam reunion of all three original engines.
6 Gloucestershire Warwickshire
Steam Railway. Opening of Broadway extension and faithful re-creation of its station. 7 Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. Formal recommissioning of three locomotives: Katie, River esk and ‘whillan Beck’.
8 Chinnor & Princes Risborough
Railway. Commissioning of new main line cross-platform interchange at Princes risborough.
International Railway Heritage Consultancy Ltd, Stately Trains, Tyseley Locomotive Works, Llangollen and Isle of Wight Steam railways. rebuild of four coaches in six months.
10 Keighley & Worth Valley
Railway. return to steam of ‘2MT’ 2-6-2T No. 41241 in its pioneering preservation red livery for the 50th anniversary of the line’s reopening.