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Issue No. 262 March 2018

FEATURES
15 TWO ZULU ZERO TWO
Life aboard the former Class 121 video survey
unit Pandora by one of its technical crew.

22 LOADS OF RUBBISH
An in-depth look at the locations, locos and
wagons used for transporting household waste.

26 THE ‘SHENFIELD SHARK’
A unique view from inside this famous relic.

28 0-60: GREAT WESTERN HST
Are they better or worse than diesel IETs?

30 MOMENT IN TIME: CLASS 58
It is now 15 years since the last of the class
ran under its own power in Britain.

REGULARS

NEWS

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

32 EXPRESS MAILBAG
More Cargowaggon uses; MGR ‘50’ poser solved.

33 REVIEWS
A selection of recent modern traction books.

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

NEWS

7 HEADLINE NEWS
DMU derailed near Glenfinnan; TSGN ‘not value for
money’; First look at GA bimodes asMk.5s enter
Britain and a Class 801 debuts; Carillion failure
highlights outsourcing weakness; Boden Rail
moves to Nottingham; East Coast franchise to end
‘shortly’; Northern’s Class 331 unveiled; Threat to
freight paths; New trains to get longer numbers.

71 LU WORLD
Class 345 sell-off to fund new Tube trains.

72 RAILTOURS
UK Railtours cancels Northern Belle trips.

74 PRESERVATION
Glorious to run again; DMUs up for sale; Class 40
to have extended stay at SVR; Swanage main line
shuttle trial paused; Steam heat survey–which
locos have working boilers?

80 POWER BY THE HOUR
Former Grand Central HSTsmove to newhomes;
renumbered ‘66s’ enter trafficwith GBRf.

82 POWER SCENE
Our round-up of keyworkings.

90 UNITS
GWR ‘150s’ move to Northern.

93 SHUNTERS
Hunslet Class 08 goes for scrap.

94 COACHES
More HST stock on the move; Barriers for sale.

95 WAGONS
New tanks arrive for Heathrow fuel train.

96 IRISH ANGLE
NIR ballast rehabilitation project recommences.


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