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Issue No. 263 April 2018

FEATURES

14 THE D200 STORY
Charting 60 years of the pioneer Class 40.

18 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
A round-up of the other preserved ‘40s’.

19 CLASS 40 POSTER POSER
Can you solve this 1970s riddle?

22 ON SHED PART 3

Looking at purpose-built facilities in the
Midlands, North England and Scotland.

28 0-60: CLASS 800 ELECTRIC

Completing our comparison of HSTs vs IETs.

REGULARS

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

31 TIME TRAVELLER
April news from decades past.

32 REVIEWS
A selection of recent modern traction books.

33 EXPRESS MAILBAG
More lineside relics; WLL freight then and now.

NEWS

6 HEADLINE NEWS
‘Beast from the East’ plays havoc with rail
services across the country; NR gets funding
boost; Rail factory plan for Goole; Doncaster
iPort opens; Repaint marks BR anniversary;
ScotRail fined £3 million; Orders for ‘D-Train’
as battery version nears completion; Three
Crossrail firsts; Abellio quits Welsh bid; First
Greater Anglia Class 720 takes shape.

73 LU WORLD
Acton Works expansion begins.

74 RAILTOURS
Goodies galore in GBRf’s charity marathon.

76 PRESERVATION
‘Peak’ could go main line; Class 50 Alliance
to take on Glorious for three years at Severn
Valley; Coventry 2-HAP joins Briddon fleet;
Weardale ‘Goyle’ gala.

80 POWER BY THE HOUR
TransPennine Express ‘68’ fleet reaches full
strength; ‘37/4’ back after 18 years.

82 POWERSCENE
Our round-up of key workings this month.

90 UNITS
First Class 365s stored; More GN ‘700s’.

93 SHUNTERS
Pongo escapes from Kingsbury.

94 COACHES
ERS lands first main line hire deal.

95 WAGONS
First cut-down HRA hopper outshopped.

96 IRISH ANGLE
Belfast Central to be renamed Lanyon Place.


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