August 2010. No. 1,312. Vol 156. A journal of record since 1897
Headline News High Speed 1 to be sold off; Railcare to vacate Wolverton Works; Network Rail bonuses criticised as chief executive resigns; Eight injured after DMU hits rocks; Eurotunnel buys GB Railfreight; Caterpillar snaps up EMD; ECML sell-off delayed; DBS splits itself into three.
Right: Sleeper theft derails steam – page 10
On the cover
MAIN IMAGE: A Stanier 8F rescued from Turkey and converted into a ‘Swindon-built’ LMS-style loco at the Honeybourne Line was the star of The RMbacked gala there in May and June. See p14. PHIL JONES
FOR EVERYTHING THAT RUNS ON RAILS
PACIFIC PARADISE: Mallard goes to Shildon
INSET: The amazing sight of two LNER Pacifics tearing along the East Coast Main Line on June 23. See p9. PAUL BRAYBROOK
‘New’ 8F to star at our works open days
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Track Record The Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest
54 Steam & Heritage Swindon & Cricklade opens two extensions; ‘Crab’ repaint to Crimson Lake; New owners for Royal Scot; Golden Oldies success at GCR; Foxfield eight in steam.
64 Railtours Stanier Pacific for Euston; New timetabling system hits charters; Has the Tornado bubble burst?
Another diesel on the Bluebell! – Classic Traction, p82.
69 Narrow Gauge Welsh Highland extends to Pont Croesor; Garratt No. 138 back in steam; Sittingbourne’s new landowner.
72 Traction & Stock DRS Class 20s in stock moves; Class 508s stored in £8m freight terminal; Class 360/2 gets HEX livery.
78 Network Shaftholme flyover plan revealed; £7m facelift for Loughborough; Questions over Stratford International.
80 Freight News 80 Metro News 82 Classic Traction Middleton Fowler for award? 4-SUB for 5BEL project.
85 World News 86 Operations Our monthly round-up of news from the industry.
91 Disposals and Stock Spot Repainted, named, sold or scrapped? Full details here.
33 Readers’ Platform A bizarre tale of a pick-axe, and anger over scrapping of a newly-painted loco are among the topics this month. Plus: Try your hand at our rock & pop rail quiz!
41 Subscription Offer Record number of readers are subscribing to The RM, so why not take advantage of our special offer?
47 Heritage Events Diary All the details you need on where to go for steam and classic traction action this summer.
48 100 Years Ago A look back at what Britain’s senior rail title was reporting 20, 50 and 100 years ago.
49 Panorama Our showcase of the very best in rail photography.
92 Meetings A summary of club meetings and film shows of interest to railway enthusiasts.
93 Location, Location, Location We show you where to go to get the classic shots. This month we turn the spotlight on Peak Forest.
98 Prize Crossword Tax your grey matter with our popular puzzle.
From the RM archives – 20, 50, 100 years ago, p48.
Above: DRS Type 3s Nos. 37259 and 37218 cross Cornwall’s Largin viaduct on June 26 with Spitfire Railtours’ ‘Kernow Explorer’ from Gloucester to Penzance – one of four loco-hauled specials to the Cornish terminus that day. NICK WARREN
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