May 2010. No. 1,309. Vol 156. A journal of record since 1897
Headline News 56 Route for High Speed 2 unveiled; East Coast rebranding cost £630,000; North Norfolk joins national network; Jarvis files for administration; Deutsche Bahn sizes up Arriva; £10,000 reward for rail vandals; Easter strike looms/averted . plus: 64 Action Stations at NRM! An exclusive first interview with Steve Davies – the new head of the NRM.
Steve Davies. Pic: NRM
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INSET: Running over rails laid just four days earlier, ‘Britannia’ Oliver Cromwell christens Sheringham level crossing on March 11 (see Headline News.) STEVE ALLEN
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Track Record The Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest
70 Steam & Heritage Guest trio for SVR reunion gala; Tornado makes impact at Mid-Hants; Mallard for Shildon; NYMR to steam 15 locos for gala; Imberhorne waste will leave by rail. 78 Railtours ‘Princess’ for London termini; Irish Mk 3 farewell tour.
Operations news– p96.
81 Traction & Stock Old Oak to maintain ‘Adelantes’; Seized final drive caused derailment; Overground’s Class 172 on test.
84 Narrow Gauge Talyllyn marks pioneer’s birth; Derailment at Welshpool.
87 Network Strategies outlined for East Midland and Great Western; £5m upgrade for Gourock; Avalanche closes line.
88 Classic Traction ‘Deltic’ engine swap; 4CIG sacrificed, 4SUB saved.
92 Metro Three-car trials on Docklands; New depot for Blackpool.
95 World News Nilgri line to re-open; Xrail advances wagonload.
96 Operations Our monthly round-up of news from the TOCs.
106 Disposals and Stock Spot Repainted, named, sold or scrapped? Full details here.
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62 Multiple Aspects Columnist Lord Berkeley shares his opinions on the state of Britain’s railways.
63 Readers’ Platform A sensational breakthrough in our Evening Star identity crisis story as 9F owner David Shepherd makes a startling revelation.
67 Heritage Diary Where to go for steam and classic traction this autumn.
102 Meetings A summary of club meetings and film shows of interest to railway enthusiasts.
105 Reader Services Includes a list of all the Friends of The RM.
A breakthrough in the Evening Star mystery. See Readers’ Platform – p63.
106 BR Prize Crossword Your chance to win £100 worth of books in our popular prize crossword. This month it’s all about British Rail . . . naturally!
106 Where Is It? Can you guess the location of the subject in our just-for-fun quiz?
Above: Watched by one of the largest crowds in living memory at Sheringham, ‘Britannia’ Pacific No. 70013 blows a jubilant whistle as it makes history hauling the first-ever train to run direct from London King’s Cross to Holt! See North Norfolk Railway crossing report in Headline News. MIKE PAGE
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