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Contents

July 2009. No. 1,299. Vol 155. A journal of record since 1897

Headline News Streamlined ‘Coronation’ Pacifi c unveiled; Sir Richard Branson outlines his 2020 vision; Carriage delivery dates slip; Welsh Highland opens another section; Consultation launched on electrifi cation; Accident fi gures prove safety of railway; plus a four-page report on the Eastleigh Works centenary weekend.

Right: Chinese enter London Midland race – see p9.

On the cover

MAIN IMAGE : An iconic cover for an iconic image . . . a frontend view of the newly-streamlined Duchess of Hamilton. See p6. JOHN WHITEHOUSE

INSET : Class 50 No. 50135 Ark Royal in its striking Loadhaul livery at Eastleigh. PAUL BICKERDYKE

E A S T L E I G H T R I U M P H F u l l r e p o r t a n d p i c t u r e s o n o u r w o r k s o p e n w e e k e n d

F O R E V E R Y T H I N G T H A T R U N S O N R A I L S

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Regulars

28 Readers’ Platform More letters from readers, including one from a man hassled by station staff simply for carrying cameras.

31 Location, Location, Location Our linesider’s guide tells you how to reach the best locations for railway photography.

32 Subscriptions Ad Lots more readers are subscribing. Why not join them?

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39 Heritage Diary Where to go for steam and classic traction this summer 42 Reviews A selection of book and DVD reviews.

46 Events Diary A summary of club meetings and fi lm shows.

106 Prize Crossword Your chance to win £100 worth of books in our popular prize quiz.

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A trio of Terriers helped celebrate 35 years of the K&ESR – p64.

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