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Features

16 Farewell Mr Flying Scotsman A tribute by the Editor to Alan Pegler OBE, who died on March 18 – a man who packed an astonishing amount into his life and to whom many thousands will forever be grateful.

20 A1 gets a Wimbledon service Phil Marsh reports on the visit to South West Trains’ Wimbledon depot by A1 No. 60163 Tornado for tyre-turning.

24 Redirected but still first class Paul Bickerdyke concludes his summary of the Class 67s, which have found a new niche as mixed traffic locos. 28 The Heyday of Camping Coaches Pete Kelly looks at the colourful history of camping coaches. Includes a long list of selected locations. 33 In search of ‘Absolute Right Time’ In Practice & Performance, John Heaton explains why there are two types of ‘right time’.

44 A Dream Come True The first locos to run along the Llangollen Railway’s new extension towards Corwen are expected to be Pacifics, as David Wilcock explains.

55 Well Off The Beaten Track John Bennett visits the somewhat mysterious island of Madagascar, where the railways still use Michelin rubber-tyred railbuses – so ‘off the beaten track’ can refer to a puncture too!

A TRIBUTE TO ALAN PEGLER: Obituary - p16

MIXED TRAFFIC ALLSORTS: Class 67 history - p24 RAILWAY HOLIDAYS: The Camping Coach Story - p28

May 2012 • The Railway Magazine • 5