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Issue No. 266 July 2018

FEATURES

16 THE FINAL EAST COAST PULLMANS

A look back 40 years to when the final Pullman
trains ran fromKing’s Cross to Harrogate and Hull.

23 EXPERIMENTS IN 'BUSTITUTION'
Railbuses introduced in the late 1950s to help
keep lines open had all gone within 10 years,
along with the lines they weremeant to save.

29 0-60: GWR ‘MINI’ HSTS
With four coaches and two power cars, just how
nippy are these 'Castle' HSTs?

31 THEN & NOW: NEW STREET
Gone are the train shed and ‘Peaks’, all replaced
by shops and multiple units.

REGULARS

20 SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS
How to save money on Rail Express every month.

30 TIME TRAVELLER
Looking back to July news fromdecades gone.

32 REVIEWS
A selection of books for modern traction fans.

33 EXPRESS MAILBAG
Workington ‘50’ identified.

NEWS

8 HEADLINE NEWS
Train operators fail to deliver May timetable
change; Timetable change results in a lot of ‘firsts’;
Old Oak ‘345’ depot opens; First IET to Hull; LNER
brand revived for East Coast; Newwindscreens for
‘385s’; GWR loco-hauled returns; KeolisAmeywins
Wales & Borders; Join us for the ‘gala of the year’;
SWR trains run through to Corfe Castle.

73 LU WORLD
Preserved 1959 car moves to Epping Ongar
Railway; Final main line run for ‘A’ Stock.

74 RAILTOURS
D1015’s comeback tour postponed.

76 PRESERVATION
‘Clacton’ EMU moves to new home on Welsh
Borders; Neptune to be re-created; Caledonian
Class 11 started; ‘Crompton’ to visit East Lancs
Railway for July gala.

80 POWER BY THE HOUR
Caledonian ‘EDs’ reach Mallaig; More Freightliner
‘70s’ stored; ‘47’ works Aberdeen sleeper.

82 POWERSCENE
Notable workings, Name Game and Spectrum.

92 UNITS
A full news round-up, class by class.

93 SHUNTERS
Second ‘Gronk’ for Inverness.

94 COACHES
Former GC rakes enter service with EMT.

95 WAGONS
Arlington completes first coil conversion.

96 IRISH ANGLE
‘Thumpers’ transferred to newhome.


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