12 Records broken by ‘Fab Four’ A full report and pictures from Barrow Hill’s ‘Fab Four’ gala which attracted record crowds.
18 Cotswold Comparisons Following major investment and re-doubling of the Cotswold Line, for this month’s Practice & Performance Keith Farr has a cab ride over upgraded line.
24 Flying Scotsman ‘150’ We trace the illustrious history of one of the world’s most famous express trains, 150 years old in June. 30 Ace service at Wimbledon Recipient of a ‘Golden Spanner’ award, Phil Marsh visits Wimbledon depot, one of the country’s top performing maintenance centres. 34 Loughborough Then & Now Contrasting views of the Midland Main Line station.
38 Cathedrals of Steam A selection of rare loco shed scenes in colour, recorded by the camera of Trevor Owen. 44 Time Traveller A further selection of classic images from The Railway Magazine archives. 47 A Fireman’s Tale Brian Bell tells the real story of how tough life on the footplate really could be.
DOUBLING UP: The upgraded Cotswold Line - p18 The upgraded Cotswold Line - p18 150 NOT OUT: ‘ The Flying Scotsman’ train story - p24 The Flying Scotsman’ train story - p24 SERVING AN ACE: Wimbledon depot visit - p30 Wimbledon depot visit - p30