British Steam Preserved

Britain now has a railway heritage collection like no other in the world, thanks to the vast army of dedicated volunteers. This publication looks at their unselfish dedication, which ensures that not only the hardware of the railways has been kept alive since 1968 but also preserved a unique way of life.

It looks at the locations and condition of the preserved steam locomotives and the healthy number of working and ‘as rescued’ steam loco’s based at the 115 or so heritage centres of the UK, the progressive withdrawal of steam trains became the catalyst for new undertakings – the preservation movement was born and the enduring attraction of steam power continues to fascinate and provide pleasure for many thousands of people throughout the country – Steam power is alive and well.