Contents July 2011. No. 1,323. Vol 157. A journal of record since 1897
Steam at Vatican City. See page 9.
Scotsman’ ‘Flying published; rail of future the on report McNulty
McNulty report on the future of rail published; ‘Flying Scotsman’ rebranded on East Coast; 11-car ‘Pendolino’ cleared to run but as ninecar; Tornado repainted in BR green; FGW to end franchise early; Cambrian steam cancelled; Network Rail fined £3million over Potters Bar; Dunrobin back in UK; Restoration plan for prototype HST.
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62 Steam & Heritage Bodiam and ‘Truro’ star at K&ESR gala; NYMR celebrates 175 years; Toddington’s £1million appeal grows. 72 Railtours DRS to operate ‘Northern Belle’; Celebrating 25 years of Southern steam’s return; First tour for Royal Scot? 76 Great Britain IV tour A report on the recent steam-hauled round Britain railtour. 78 Traction & Stock Final Arriva Class 175 refurbished; ‘Pacers’ under scrutiny after another incident; HSTs named.
Touring Great Britain by steam. See page 76.
84 Network Ordsall curve just the start; Gatwick upgrade advanced; Culvert failure probed by RAIB; Avocet line marks ‘150’. 86 Freight 88 Narrow Gauge 92 Classic Traction Swanage gala proves popular; ‘Bubblecar’ for Toddington; GM star in the Quantocks. 97 Metro 98 World Another Garratt for New Zealand; Fraud hits Chinese high-speed project; Lima choses Alstom. 100 Operations News A round-up of news from the train and freight operating companies. 107 Traction Update Scrapped, repainted, named or sold? Full details here.
Regulars 12 Multiple Aspects 12 Railways in Parliament 40 Location, Location This month’s selected photo location is the Medway viaduct on HS1, and used by high speed trains in Kent. 41 Readers’ Platform Your topical and lively letters page. 55 Panorama A selection of the best in railway photography in our monthly showcase. 60 Subscriptions Oﬀer 108 Meetings Details of railway society meetings that are near you.
Panorama - the best in photography. See page 55.
108 100 Years Ago A look back to what Britain’s senior rail title was reporting 20, 50 and 100 years ago. 109 Heritage Diary A comprehensive listing of the dates when heritage railways and steam centres operating this summer. 113 Reader Services 114 Prize Crossword 114 Where Is It?
A ‘BELLE’ OF A NEW CLASS 47 LIVERY Following the repaint of DRS Class 47 No. 47790 into ‘Northern Belle’ livery by Arlington Fleet Services at Eastleigh, the loco is seen passing Woodacre, near Garstang, Lancs, on May 24, returning e.c.s. to Crewe from Keighley after a corporate photo shoot for the train’s operators VSOE on the Worth Valley Railway. The loco at the rear is No. 47810. ANTHONY ROBERTS