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Issue No. 265 June 2018
FEATURES

12 FYLDE ELECTRIFICATION
Blackpool North reopens after five-month
electrification and upgrade programme.

13 WHEN SATURDAY CAME…
The glory days of holiday trains to Blackpool.

20 ‘HOOVERS’ CONQUER CUMBRIA
Our April tour that took two ‘50s’ to Carlisle.

24 ‘50s’ AT WORKINGTON
The proof that they worked there in BR days.

27 A MOMENT IN TIME
Why an AC loco was on the DC Woodhead route.

REGULARS

18 SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS
Howto save money onRail Express every month.

28 TIME TRAVELLER
Headlines from 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.

29 EXPRESS MAILBAG
Class 40 crash eyewitness; Damaged ICI hopper;
Longport beforeEMD; Container ‘caboose’.

NEWS
6 HEADLINE NEWS
Government management of rail franchises
‘completely inadequate’; NewMoorgate EMUs
on test; NewTPE trains on the way; Hydrogen
fuel technology could help eliminate diesel; More
franchise applicants approvedas First Group faces
break-up; ‘Grid’ rebuild on the cards; ‘D-Train’ main
line tests; GWR confirms Class 769 ‘tri-mode’ order.

30 LUWORLD
What are the newrules for taking photos on
London Underground stations?

71 RAILTOURS
‘Hidden’ Class 70 trip; ‘Dub and Grub’ ‘50’ tour.

73 PRESERVATION
LSL begins ‘Deltic’ repairs; Appeal to repatriate
‘04’; RMS sells ‘Goyle’ to preservation; Class 210
survivor to become café; The magnificent six line
up at the East LancsClass 40 gala.

80 POWER BY THE HOUR
GBRf removes ‘73s’ from traffic; Debut for
Caledonian ‘47’; Alstom maintains Class 92s.

82 POWERSCENE
Keyworkings, Name Game and Spectrum.

90 UNITS
Class 365 move to Scotland for evaluation.

93 SHUNTERS
Hitachi turns to the past.

94 COACHES
Swanage rake returns to main line.

95 WAGONS
High-speed prototype joins National Collection.

96 IRISH ANGLE
Preserved NIR ‘Thumpers’ get retro livery.


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