The Railway Magazine - April 2017
Stagecoach loses SWT after 21 years; four generations
of ECML traction to side-by-side in Yorkshire this month;
Public Accounts Committee criticises Network Rail and DfT
handling of GW route modernisation; work starts on GCR
bridge link; GWR Railmotor to work on Chinnor branch.
On The Cover
Air-smoothed 'Battle of
Britain' 4-6-2 No. 34081
92 Squadron returned to
steam in December and
was one of the star guests
at the Severn Valley
Railway's Spring Gala on
March 17-19. BOB GREEN
INSET 1: One of the
INSET 2: Colas Rail
D6757 on an NR test
train at Ferme Park.
INSET 3: John Stretton
looks back on his first 30 ye p g
Track Record The Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest
70 Steam & Heritage
Severn Valley targets 2020 comeback for Hagley Hall;
Wootton Hall restoration progressing well at Ribble
Steam Railway; British India Line is back - and in black;
Gloucs-Warks will open to Broadway next year; Clan Line
boiler signed off.
76 Industrial Steam
78 Steam Portfolio
80 Irish News
82 Narrow Gauge
86 Classic Traction
Restoration of rare Cravens DMU nears completion at
ELR; GCR-based '37/7' outshopped in Railfreight sector
colours; ex-DRS No. 37688 to join Mid-Norfolk fleet and
regain its Buxton identity.
90 Traction & Stock
More Class 88s land in UK and main line test running
starts; withdrawal dates for Northern 'Pacers' confirmed;
first TPE Mk5a under construction; Colas Class 67s start
work; next Class 70/8 lands in Liverpool.
93 Stock Update
94 Traction Portfolio
Network Rail sets out options for dealing with expected
growth on SE London and Kent routes, collapsed wall
closes Lime Street for a week, new station for Inverness
Airport, northern England falls well behind in transport
News from the train- and freight-operating companies.
48 Subscription Offer
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62 Multiple Aspects
With Lord Berkeley.
62 Railways in Parliament
Our monthly gallery of the best railway photography.
68 From The RM Archives
Find out what The RM was reporting 20, 50 and 100 years
Railway society meetings near you – all the details.
120 Heritage Diary
Details of when heritage railways and centres are open.
130 Prize Crossword and Where Is It?