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Contents

October 2009. No. 1,302. Vol 155. A journal of record since 1897

Headline News Scotland’s £1bn electrifi cation plan; Final Class 395s arrive; Railways become busier than ever; Shock on new WHR at Porthmadog; DB Schenker wins Stobart contract; Eastleigh open days raise £50,000 for charity; Irish viaduct collapses; LSWR T9 to be restored; Derby roundhouse becomes a college.

Right: Turntable turn-around! The new look inside Derby roundhouse – p11. COLIN BOOCOCK

On the cover

MAIN IMAGE : A4 No. 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley at Bewdley on March 7 with the Severn Valley Railway’s teak stock. BOB SWEET

INSET : Silver machines . . . Electric Traction Ltd has refurbished two more Class 86s for the British main line – see p74. Picture: ETL

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Track Record The Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest

54 Steam & Heritage Ian Riley sells 4MT; ‘Ironclad’ visits Manchester; Royal Scot ownership change; Sheringham link moves forward; 12 locos for West Somerset gala. 64 Railtours King Edward I returns; Farewell tours for Oldham loop.

Virgin’s Mk 3 set in service. Traction & Stock – p73.

68 Narrow Gauge Bagnall bonanza at Amberley; Manx gala success.

70 Miniature News 72 Traction & Stock FCC restarts Class 319 refresh programme; Electric Traction’s Class 86s unveiled; New livery for c2c.

78 Network Work begins on Cotswold doubling; New look for Newport; £425,000 to demolish GCR bridge.

80 Classic Traction Pontypool gala locos changed; ‘Hoover’ for GCR gala.

83 World News Trial running on HSL-Zuid; Freight route revival study.

86 Operations Our monthly round-up of news from the train operating companies.

92 Disposals and Stock Spot Repainted, named, sold or scrapped? Full details here.

Regulars

12 Multiple Aspects Columnist Lord Berkeley shares his opinions on the state of Britain’s railways.

34 Subscription Offer More and more readers are subscribing. Why not join them and never worry about The RM being sold out.

45 Heritage Diary Where to go for steam and classic traction this summer.

45 100 Years Ago A look back to what The RM was reporting 20, 50 and 100 years ago.

52 Readers’ Platform Your letters include suggested solutions to level crossing problems and more on 6229’s streamling.

93 Photo of the month Buy a copy of a classic photo from our archive.

A solution for level crossings? Readers’ platform – p52.

97 Meetings A summary of club meetings and fi lm shows of interest to railway enthusiasts. 98 Prize Crossword Your chance to win £100 worth of books in our popular prize crossword. 99 Reader Holiday to New Zealand Why not leave the recession behind?

Above: Soft evening light catches LMS Pacifi c No. 6201 Princess Elizabeth as it drifts over Saddleworth viaduct on August 7 with the return working of the Railway Touring Company’s ‘Scarborough Flyer’ en route back to Crewe. TOM PICKLES

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our latest offers Features 14 Horsepower and all that Do you get confused by horsepower, tractive effort, brake force and so on? This is for you.

21 The man who runs three TOCs Nick Pigott interviews Keith Ludeman, chairmain of no fewer than three of Britain’s rail franchises – Southern, South Eastern and London Midland.

24 The Loco that cheated death North Eastern Railway J21 No. 65033 owes its survival to the Second World War – but has actually had three lucky escapes. Tony Streeter explains.

28 Testing Time for Tornado Graham Nicholas explains what was required to get A1 No. 60163 Tornado certifi ed for the main line.

36 Tram-Trains head for Britain This month’s P&P looks at the pros & cons of introducing tram-trains in Yorkshire

41 Mr Colour-Rail calls it a day After selling 2∫ million colour slides over 30 years, Colour-Rail owner Ron White hands over to a younger successor. Nick Pigott reports.

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