Contents November 2011. No. 1,327. Vol 157. A journal of record since 1897
Electric ‘Voyager’ plan may not save Derby; New concern as Flying Scotsman is dismantled; Weekday steam ban on ECML; Split ticketing could be stopped; Cable theft hits £1billion a year; GW Group could lose Southall battle; Tough stance on crossing jumpers; Forth Bridge painting ends. Car recovered from Snowdon - by rail!
SOUVENIR SECTION 12 Introduction 14 Titled Trains For the first time ever, a comprehensive listing of Titled Trains that have run on Britain’s railways. In part 1 we cover from A to N. Part 2 in a future issue.
50 What’s in a Name In Practice & Performance, Keith Farr recalls named trains he has known. 57 Summer Saturday Philip D. Hawkins recalls ‘The Cornishman’ and unveils his new painting.
Track Record The Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest
62 Steam ‘Truro’ fails at Bodmin gala; G-WR appeal needs a further £350,000; Eight loco line-up for GCR gala. 73 Railtours ‘ACE’ hit by ECML fires; Security issues isolate Sellafield triangle; Hastings unit ‘50 not out’. 79 Freight 80 Traction & Stock Chiltern begins ‘Mainline’ operations; London Midland plans for more 350s; £4m facelift for Class 334s. 85 Traction Update Scrapped, painted, named or sold? Full details here. 88 Network Call for new cable theft measures; Southern smartcard trial.
90 Classic Traction ‘Whistler’ back in action; GCR sells EMU; Rare Wickhams to be restored; NRM to hand over Class 502 EMU.
93 Narrow Gauge Joan starts at Welshpool; Rhiw Valley plans extensions.
96 Metro News New trams rock Blackpool; DLR Stratford extension opens.
98 World News 100 Operations A round-up of news from the train operating companies.
Regulars 48 Subscriptions Oﬀer 107 100 Years Ago What Britain’s senior rail tile was reporting 20, 50 and 100 years ago. 108 Meetings Details of railway society meetings near you. 109 Heritage Diary A comprehensive listing of dates when heritage railways and steam centres operating this autumn.
Caledonian 0-6-0 No 828 visits the Severn Valley Railway.
113 Reader Services 114 Prize Crossword 114 Where Is It
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On the cover
TITLED TRAINS This month’s cover specially reflects the content of the issue in a 1950s style headboard. The images are of a ‘Deltic’ on ‘The Flying Scotsman’ and No. 46207 on the ‘Mid-Day Scot’.
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