October 2010. No. 1,314. Vol 156. A journal of record since 1897
Headline News Deutsche Bahn ICE3 to visit UK; 21 injured in branch line smash; Virgin annoyed by DfT decision to send new ‘Pendolino’ to East Coast rival; Underground rail grinder runs away; Royal Train tour of UK; Network Rail slams ‘worst case of stupidity’.
Runaway train slices through Dutch shop – page 7.
On the cover
MAIN IMAGE: Visiting the Bluebell Railway for the line’s golden jubilee, the Furness Railway Trust’s 1863-built 0-4-0 No. 20 participated in a photo charter on August 12, producing this magnificent image of the venerable loco hauling vintage Bluebell carriages near Rock Cutting, south of Horsted Keynes. MATT ALLEN
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54 Steam & Heritage 12 in steam for Bluebell anniversary; £3m funding package for Swanage; Ropley works to be rebuilt.
65 Railtours Kettering trespass arrests; Cornish steam plans.
Class 56s up for auction – Traction & Stock, p74.
70 Narrow Gauge L&B-style Lyd completed; New train at Giant’s Causeway. 72 Miniature 74 Traction & Stock New livery for East Coast; Fastline 56s move; Green ‘mods’ for ‘Meridians’; Arriva Wales refurb plans. 78 Network Warwickshire semaphores to go; £25m transformation for Manchester Victoria; Rail vandals jailed. 80 Classic Traction Llangollen Type 3 restored; ‘Peak’ for Moors gala. 83 Metro 83 Freight 85 World News Athens Metro extended; SBB buys electro-diesels. 86 Operations Our monthly round-up of news from the industry. 93 Disposals and Stock Spot Repainted, named, sold or scrapped? Full details here.
11 Multiple Aspects Views and opinions of Lord Berkeley. 11 Railways in Parliament 12 Location, Location This month our chosen location is Crofton pumping station, alongside the Kennet & Avon canal. 30 Subscription Offer Record number of readers are subscribing to The RM, so why not take advantage of our special offer? 33 Readers’ Platform The Welwyn bottleneck, crazy timetabling and indifferent platform experiences are some of the topics in our monthly letters page. 48 100 Years Ago A look back at what Britain’s senior rail title was reporting 20, 50 and 100 years ago. 48 Heritage Events Diary All the details you need on where to go this autumn.
49 Panorama Our showcase of the very best in rail photography.
52 Book Reviews Some excellent volumes have been sent in for review this month. See what’s in store. 94 Meetings A comprehensive list of where the best talks are.
The best in rail photography – Panorama, p49.
Above: 2010, or, at a pinch, 1980? ‘Deltic’ No. 55022 Royal Scots Grey departs York with a private charter for railfreight operator GBRf, from Newcastle to Scarborough, on July 24. IAN DIXON
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