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Issue No. 261 February 2018

FEATURES

14 0-60: CLASS 800
Do the newHitachi bi-modes match the HSTs
they are replacing? Neville Hill takes a trip on
the new services to find out.

17 INSIDE THE ‘A’ STOCK RAT
An LU World Special taking a last look at the
now-retired Metropolitan Line leaf-buster.

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

22 RETRO FREIGHT: ‘KENNY O’
Looking back to the amazing variety of traffic
and locos that used the strategic West London
Line in the late 1960s and 1970s. FEATURES

REGULARS

30 EXPRESS MAILBAG

An LMS shunter survivor;Amodern ‘Caboose’?

31 REVIEWS
A selection of recent modern traction books.

69 TIME TRAVELLER
Looking back 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.

NEWS

8 HEADLINE NEWS
Fare rises seen as unsustainable; Freight locos to
get ECTS in-cab signalling; First TPE ‘802’ under
construction; NewMML timetable is bad for
commuters; No. 40013 to go main line in 2018;
Plan launched to rebuild railways on the Isle of
Wight; CAF’s Newport factory takes shape; East
West plan accelerated; London Bridge reopens.

70 RAILTOURS
Saphos announces first tours; Charity begins with
GBRf; The ‘And then there’s more’ tour.

72 PRESERVATION
Diesels reach G-WR Broadway station; Bo’ness ‘27’
back in action; WSR increases diesel mileage.

76 POWER BY THE HOUR
TransPennine debut for Class 68s; ‘66s’ handed
over toGBRf; Colas Type 4s collected.

78 STORED LOCOS 2018
A full list of all currently stored TOPS locos and
where tofind them.

80 POWERSCENE
Our round-up of keyworkings.

90 UNITS
GWR electrification reaches Didcot.

93 SHUNTERS
End of an era as ‘08s’ leave Old Oak.

94 COACHES
WCR rounds up Northern Belle acquisitions.

95 WAGONS
Final GBRf sand hoppers delivered.

96 IRISH ANGLE
Dublin tram extension uses former main line route


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