Contents April 2012. No. 1,332. Vol 158. A journal of record since 1897
On the cover
MAIN IMAGE: Working hard out of Loughborough Central on January 27 is BR Standard No. 70013 Oliver Cromwell with the 10.00 to Leicester North. NICK GILLIAM
Abellio takes over Greater Anglia franchise; Steam on the Circle Line; Bombardier to stay in Derby; Concern over heritage railway incidents; West Coast derailment chaos; Class 66 plant closed; Barrow Hill gala to go ahead without Flying Scotsman - a full update.
INSET 1: Steam on the Underground clearance tests ahead of ‘Metropolitan Railway 150’ in 2013 see page 6. ROBIN JONES
INSET 2: Russian space rockets hauled by rail - see page 22.
Track Record The Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest
Abergavenny-Merthyr re-enactment 54 years on, page 65.
64 Steam & Heritage Records tumble at GCR gala; Re-enactment of Abergavenny-Merthyr train; More locos for Railfest 2012. 74 Railtours Diamond Jubilee present for ‘Lizzie’; Branch Line Society marks Immingham centenary; Statesman sellout. 78 Traction & Stock 11-car Pendolinos to run from April; More Class 60s in upgrade programme; Malcom livery for Class 66.
83 Tr ac tion Upda te Sc ra pped , sold or re pain te d? Fu ll details her e. 86 Fr eigh t New Te sc o ser vic e star ts; Mo re DB Sc henk er tr ains to Po land; Fu el co nt ra ct fo r GB Ra ilfr eigh t. 88 Net wo rk Ki ng ’s Cr oss co nc ourse to open in Ma rc h; Tu nnel sear ched fo r Wo rld Wa r Tw o bombs; Home wa nte d fo r bridge . 90 Narr ow Ga uge Pl anning permissi on fo r Glyn Va lley re viv al; Rh eidol to re cr ea te orig inal building s; Fu ndr aising fo r Pr inc e. 92 Mi nia tur e 95 Metr o New Cr oy don tr am un ve iled; Ty ne & We ar unit re furb . 96 Classic Tr ac tion Fo xfield to stage Wi ck ham ra lly ; ‘Bab y De ltic ’ bog ie deal oﬀ . 100 Wo rld Class 56s fo r Hungar y; Th re at to Sy dney monor ail . 102 Op er at ions Ne ws A ro und-up of new s fr om tr ain and fr eigh t oper at ing co mpanies .
14 Multiple Aspects 14 Railways in Parliament 20 100 Years Ago A look back to what Britain’s senior rail tile was reporting 20, 50 and 100 years ago. 33 Platform Your lively monthly letters page. 38 Subscriptions Oﬀer 62 Reviews The pick of new books and DVDs.
New Tesco freight service begins, page 86.
108 Meetings Details of railway society meetings near you. 109 Heritage Diary A comprehensive listing of dates when heritage railways and steam centres will be open. 113 Reader Services 114 Prize Crossword and Where Is It?
Sitting on the dive-under line that accesses Wolverton Works, Class 66 No. 66200 waits while the facing points are clamped for UK Railtours’ ‘Concrete Cows II’ excursion on January 28 as a Virgin Pendolino speeds by. PHIL MARSH
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