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Rail Express - November 2017


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Issue No. 258 November 2017

6 HEADLINE NEWS
Tour marks Class 50’s golden anniversary;
Network Rail chairman calls for ‘Metroisation’ of
commuter routes; Coventry's Electric Railway
Museum closes; Barrow Hill reopens; Diesel first
for Isle of Wight; More locos for DRS; Northern
Belle sold?; Amsterdam's first Eurostar; Talgo eyes
UK market; Class 230 at Loram; ScotRail calls in
financial help; New livery for ‘Pendolinos’; Shunter
for UKRL; Northern Powerhouse to get rail funding
boost; RHTT services begin.

15 RETURN OF A ‘CRAVENS’
The only surviving Class 105 has been restored
and returned to service as part of the East
Lancashire Railway’s DMU fleet.

18 SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS
The best ways to get Rail Express every month.

20 WHEN SATURDAY CAME: NEWQUAY
Recalling loco-hauled holiday trains to the Cornish
seaside town, which ended 30 years ago.
27 0-60: CLASS 156
Testing ‘Super Sprinter’ acceleration in Derbyshire.

29 MOMENT IN TIME: TORRINGTON
The last loco-hauled charter to the last outpost of
the Atlantic Coast Express.

31 MODELLING
There’s good news for
‘N’ gaugemodellers as
Revolution Trains looks
at releasing an APT-E,
whileDapol restarts
work onaClass 50. We
take an in-depth look at
brake tenders and how
to model them, while our reviews include a
retooled Farish Class 40 and Kernow’s 4-TC.

28 TIME TRAVELLER
Looking back to November news from the
past five decades.

30 LU WORLD
1938 Stock return delayed; Sarah Siddons arrives
at Eastleigh; ‘Choppers’ star in Steam on the Met.

70 EXPRESS MAILBAG AND REVIEWS
Class 50 rarities; Shunter nameplate; Scottish
‘Clay Tigers’; and a selection of railway books.

72 RAILTOURS
Saphos Trains enters railtour market; ‘Cats’ prowl
the Great Eastern; 10 years of the Fellsman.

75 PRESERVATION
DBSO preserved for use with Royal ‘47/7’; Class 73
leave and return to preservation; Unique ‘Clayton’
to star at South Devon Railway gala.

80 POWER BY THE HOUR
Limited return for DRS ‘Choppers’; Class 88s back
after modifications; Another ‘ED’ for GBRf.

82 POWERSCENE
Our round-up of key workings over the last month.

90 UNITARY AUTHORITY
More ‘707s’ enter service; Class 399 starts work.

93 SHUNTER SPOT
HNRC rounds up ‘08s’; New GBRf duty.

94 COACH COMPARTMENT
DBSO fleet in focus; Eurostar barrier scrapped.

95 WAGONS ROLL
GBRf acquires first rake of branded JNAs.

96 IRISH ANGLE
Warning of possible route closures; Final year for
Sandite DEMU; Tour takes NIR loco to Sligo.


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