Contents October 2011. No. 1,326. Vol 157. A journal of record since 1897
Cotswold doubling completed. See page 11 and 14.
Crossrail stock order deferred; ‘Fab Four’ gala postponed until spring; Football club joins Bombardier fight; All six surviving A4s to be reunited?; Fares to rise by another 8%; Franchise changes outlined; Big boost to branch lines; Boulder derailed train; Edinburgh tramway crisis.
On the cover all but raging were riots
Paddington at quiet was
MAIN IMAGE: Elsewhere in London, riots were raging but all was quiet at Paddington as VT’s hired-in 57309 waited with the 23.45 sleeper for Penzance on August 7. DANIEL GILLINGHAM INSETS: Left: An Ivatt 4MT in Norfolk at last! See p11, p61). STEVE ALLEN Right: Little known is the fact that D5159 had an experimental orange panel in 1967. This rare pic is one of several unearthed in a new book by Kevin Derrick (see p36). BILL WRIGHT/STRATHWOOD
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62 Steam & Heritage King Edward II to miss Great Central gala; Heritage line bid to carry Olympic flame; Isle of Wight sees red. 73 Railtours End of the line for barrier vehicles?; NRM links sites with shuttles; Tornado and ‘King’ for ‘Help for Heroes’ special. 79 Freight 80 Traction & Stock London Midland launches Class 172; ‘Chiltern Mainline’ gets ready; Six Class 57/3s for Network Rail.
Proposals for Northampton’s new station revealed. See page 88.
85 Traction Update Scrapped, repainted, named or sold? Full details here. 88 Network Chaos after water main bursts; Chiltern unveils simple fares; East-West link could generate £38million. 91 Narrow Gauge Chevallier returns to Whipsnade; Chaloner steams full length of WHR; Kirklees fusible plug incident. 93 Miniature 94 Classic Traction Gas-turbine delived to Didcot; Class 73 50th anniversary approaches; APT power car sent to Coventry. 97 Metro 98 World Belgian Class 18s finally enter service; Ex-Union Pacific locos on Estonian charters; China builds for Australia. 100 Operations News A round-up of news from the train and freight operating companies.
32 Subscriptions Oﬀer 34 Time Traveller 36 Reviews 53 Readers’ Platform Your own page – as lively as ever. 56 Panorama This month a Colour Rail special to mark the launch of their new catalogue. 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.
Finally in service, SNCB Class 18s. See page 98.
109 Heritage Diary A comprehensive listing of dates when heritage railways and steam centres operating this summer. 113 Reader Services 114 Prize Crossword 114 Where Is It?
CITY CENTRE FREIGHT! The Scottish capital of Edinburgh may be having trouble with tram lines at the moment (see pages 7 and 97), but five decades ago, this was the extraordinary sight to be seen in the centre of Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow. Preceded by a man with a red flag, an industrial shunter belonging to Fairfield Shipbuilding is picking its way through the traﬃc on the Govan Road, drawing power from the overhead wires used by the trams and trolley buses. The date was April 27, 1960. COLOUR-RAIL.COM
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