September 2010. No. 1,313. Vol 156. A journal of record since 1897
Headline News Wolverton open days axed; Outcry over NR directors’ bonuses; New ‘concept train’ unveiled; Fences appear at platform ends; HST hits tree at 90mph; DfT outlines franchise reform; ‘Glacier Express’ in fatal derailment; Virgin wants franchise extension; Major fire wrecks Mid-Hants new workshop.
On the cover
MAIN IMAGE: Freightliner has started to repaint its Class 90s in the stylish ‘Powerhaul’ livery, as seen on No. 90045 at Crewe on July 9. See Headline News. RICHARD TUPLIN/ FREIGHTLINER
FOR EVERYTHING THAT RUNS ON RAILS
NEW LOOK CLASS 90 Freightliner electric gets the ‘Powerhaul’ treatment
PLATFORM END! Network Rail starts fencing off ramps
Right: Platform ramps fenced off – p6
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Track Record The Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest
54 Steam & Heritage Duke of Gloucester booked for Churnet Valley’s first train to Cauldon Low; Million pound bill for G-WR.
65 Railtours Rostering chaos in August; Through train to Chinnor.
Through train to Chinnor – Railtours, p65.
71 Narrow Gauge Rheidol £1.1m workshop; Guest loco for Whipsnade 40th. 75 Network Stratford bid for East London hub? New bridge for Wales. 79 Traction & Stock ScotRail Class 380s unveiled; Class 378s start on Watford d.c. lines; GBRf shows off biomass wagons. 84 Classic Traction First Class 58 preserved; Fire-hit NYMR hires Type 2. 87 World News Car train derails; Crisis in Pakistan; EU takes DB to court. 88 Metro Dublin plans underground line; LU’s PPP scheme ends. 88 Freight Teesport expansion planned; Radlett plan rejected. 89 Operations Our monthly round-up of news from the industry. 94 Disposals and Stock Spot Repainted, named, sold or scrapped? Full details here.
25 Readers’ Platform Perceived shortcomings of the new timetable and the fact that museums should not operate to modern methods are among the topics this month.
44 Time Traveller A nostalgic look at some black & white photographs from The RM’s archive.
37 Heritage Events Diary All the details you need on where to go this summer.
38 100 Years Ago A look back at what Britain’s senior rail title was reporting 20, 50 and 100 years ago.
43 Book Reviews Some excellent books have been sent in for review this month. See what treats are in store.
46 Meetings A comprehensive list of where the best talks are.
47 Subscription Offer Record number of readers are subscribing to The RM, so why not take advantage of our special offer?
49 Panorama Our showcase of the very best in rail photography.
98 Prize Crossword Tax your grey matter with our popular puzzle.
Innovative angles in rail photography – Panorama, p49.
Above: It’s back on the main line . . . Standard Pacific No. 71000 Duke of Gloucester passes Parton, north of Whitehaven, with HF Railtours’ ‘Cumbrian Coast Explorer’ from Crewe to Carlisle on July 3. D. JENNER
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