Contents September 2011. No. 1,325. Vol 157. A journal of record since 1897
On the cover
MAIN IMAGE: Looking the part in its new Brunswick green livery, A1 No. 60163 Tornado gets the return ‘Torbay Express’ underway from Kingswear on July 10. NICK PRIORY
Paddington span four unveiled. See page 6
£5bn investment planned for Great Western; ‘Scotsman’ return delayed again; Passengers can pay more for online tickets; 50,000 sign Bombardier petition; Tube train plan for Harrogate; Peak Rail opens to Matlock.
INSET: GBRf’s new look Class 66 No. 66720 in the ‘night & day’ livery, sitting on the turntable at the Nene Valley Railway. See page 79. BOB SWEET
Track Record The Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest
62 Steam & Heritage Telford line closes after volunteer injury; Steam plan for Wensleydale; Fast-track overhaul for ‘Duchess’ No. 6233. 72 Railtours Drivers take on charity steam special; Stanier man creates A4 timing record; Outing for ‘Queen of Scots’. 78 Traction & Stock New‘Pendolino’ in service; GBRf shows oﬀ day-night livery; DRS holds successful open day’; Eurotunnel buys Class 92s.
84 Network Whitemoor recycling centre opens; Invensys wins London Bridge resignalling contract; Landmark goes. 86 Freight 89 Narrow Gauge Llanberis celebrates 40 years; Historic train on Welsh Highland; Wicksteed Park steam swansong.
91 Metro 92 Classic Traction Class 306 for main line return; Railbus trust formed.
Return for GWR 28XX at the Severn Valley. See page 68.
96 World Turkish high speed takes oﬀ; Saarbrucken tram-train expansion; Chinese steam update. 100 Operations News A round-up of news from the train and freight operating companies. 107 Traction Update Scrapped, repainted, named or sold? Full details here.
42 Subscriptions Oﬀer 53 Readers’ Platform Your lively letters page. 55 Panorama A selection of the best in railway photography in our monthly showcase. 108 Meetings Details of railway society meetings near you. 109 Heritage Diary A comprehensive listing of the dates when heritage railways and steam centres operating this summer.
Manchester Metro extension opens. See page 48.
113 Reader Services 114 Prize Crossword 114 Where Is It?
Above: REMEMBERING THORNABY: A remarkable aerial view of Thornaby depot, taken in August 1985. On the depot is motive power typical for the era - Classes 24, 31, 37 and 47 - as well as a Mk 3 carriage and DMUs undergoing maintenance. The depot was demolished last month. See feature on page 40. RICHARD WATSON
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