December 2010. No. 1,316. Vol 156. A journal of record since 1897
Headline News The ICE train cometh – first-ever foreign express at St Pancras; Siemens wins new Eurostar trains order and Alstom resorts to legal action; Railway Heritage Committee to be axed; Controversy as NRM’s £21m vision is unveiled; Shock fare rises announced; Great Central’s £15m link-up plan.
First Steam to Cauldon Low since 1967 – page 9.
On the cover
MAIN IMAGE: Deutsche Bahn ICE No. 4685 stands under the overall roof at St Pancras as part of a historic visit on October 19. ROUNDHOUSE PHOTOS
FOR EVERYTHING THAT RUNS ON RAILS
New Eurostar trains (see page 7); Britannia arises (page 59); 50th anniversary for Class 37s (page 30) and Class 379 unveiled (page 38).
Track Record The Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest
57 Steam & Heritage Cheltenham at Eastleigh for return to steam; Britannia is back; 12 in steam for Severn Valley gala.
67 Narrow Gauge Lyd runs at Woody Bay; Polish loco stars at Statfold; Porthmadog preview trains.
‘Baby Deltic’ project launched– Classic Traction, p82.
69 Railtours ‘Duchess’ bows out; Steam charter double bookings.
73 Traction & Stock New Stansted Express unveiled; EMT refreshes Class 153s; Northern’s concern over lack of rolling stock.
78 Network £1.6m investment in Broads swing-bridges; Moor Street gap bridged; Todmorden curve assessment.
81 Freight 81 Metro 82 Classic Traction Thieves wreck a loco; 12 Class 37s at Mid-Norfolk.
85 World News Vectro is Innotrans star; New stock for New Zealand.
87 Operations Our monthly round-up of news from the industry.
92 Disposals and Stock Spot Repainted, named, sold or scrapped? Full details here.
12 Multiple Aspects The views, opinions and inside industry knowledge of Rail Freight Group chairman Lord Berkeley.
24 Subscription Offer Record number of readers are subscribing to The RM, so why not take advantage of our special offer?
35 Readers’ Platform Issues over trespass and public footpaths are some of the topics in our monthly letters page.
39 Christmas Reviews Great ideas for seasonal presents.
46 Panorama See facing page for details this month
94 100 Years Ago A look back at what Britain’s senior rail title was reporting 20, 50 and 100 years ago.
Stations from the air – Panorama special, p46.
93 Events Diary 97 Reader Services 98 Prize Crossword
Above: Weather described as “almost Mediterranean” blessed photographers on the West Highland main line on October 16. In the wilderness of Rannoch Moor, ‘Black Five’ No. 44871 storms between Rannoch and Corrour. DAVID WILCOCK
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