Features 12 Rail’s £8billion cheque
Chris Milner analyses the details of the planned £8billion investment in Britain’s rail network. 17 A Baby is Born
Andrew Rogers looks at the ambitious plans to create a Class 23 ‘Baby’ Deltic using a Class 37 bodyshell.
24 75 years of A4s
This year marks the 75th anniversary of Gresley’s A4s. Rex Carver summarises the history of these popular steam locomotives. 32 Grand Central in West Riding
In this month’s Practice & Performance, John Heaton rides Grand Central’s West Riding Class 180 service on the King’s Cross to Bradford route.
40 How the American Revolution started It’s hard to believe that the North Americanbuilt Class 59s have been at work in the UK for 25 years. Concentrating on the first-built Class 59/0s, Chris Milner looks at why they were procured and the big impact they have had on the British Railfreight scene.
BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE: Rail’s £8bn handout - p12
STEAM STALWARTS: 75 years of A4s - p24
STEALTH POWER: Class 180s in the spotlight - p32
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