June 2010. No. 1,310. Vol 156. A journal of record since 1897
Headline News All locos and stock in the UK to be renumbered under new Euro legislation; Jarvis’s Fastline Freight goes into receivership; Arriva swallowed up by Deutsche Bahn; A1 Trust to build a Gresley P2 ‘Mikado’; Trains standed in snow drifts; Volcano eruption results in extra trains!
On the cover
MAIN IMAGE: GWR ‘Castle’ No. 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe leaves Paddington with the non-stop ‘Bristolian’ dash, launching the ‘GW175’ anniversary year in superb style (see story on p9). JAMES HAMILTON
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Track Record The Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest
54 Steam & Heritage GWR175 at Toddington with The RM; ‘Brit’ and ‘Black Five’ visit South Devon; Lincolnshire gala success.
64 Railtours ‘GB III’ round-up; Yeovil base for ‘Dorset Coast’
Black ‘Duchess’ in fine form – Railtours, p65.
specials; ‘Coronation’ for ‘The Coronation’; A4 at Piccadilly.
70 Narrow Gauge Bursledon opens for passengers; Leighton Buzzard secures future; Sittingbourne to reopen in 2010.
73 Traction & Stock Grand Central reaches Bradford; Class 58s for sale; New livery for Northern 150s; Shields depot shapes up.
78 Network £70m to transform Cotswold line; Irish line reopens.
80 Classic Traction ‘Peak’ tests turntable; German railbus in Wales.
85 World News Swiss have busiest railway; SNCF loses ¤980million.
86 Operations Our monthly round-up of news from the industry.
93 Disposals and Stock Spot Repainted, named, sold or scrapped? Full details here.
25 Location, Location, Location We show you where to go to get the classic shots. This month we turn the spotlight on Abbey View, Bath.
33 Readers’ Platform ‘Hare-brained’ guided bus schemes and HSTs in black & yellow livery are among the topics this month in the liveliest letters pages around. 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 spring. 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.
94 Meetings A summary of club meetings and film shows of interest to railway enthusiasts.
98 Prize Crossword Tax your grey matter with our popular puzzle.
The best in railway photography – Panorama, p49.
Above: Still in its Mainline Freight blue, Type 5 No. 60011, one of a handful in traffic, cruises past Ashwell on April 9 with cement tanks from St Pancras Churchyard sidings to Peterborough West yard. PAUL BIGGS
Right: Against a covering of snow on the hills, Class 40 No. 40145 passes Luib, west of Achnasheen, with a return Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness charter on April 4. MURRAY LEWIS
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