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Issue No. 267 August 2018

FEATURES
16 WINDERMERE ‘DIESEL GALA’

Loco-hauled trains returned to the branch for
two weeks at the end of June.

19 KWVR AT 50
How diesels have featured over the last five
decades on the West Yorkshire heritage line as
it celebrates its golden jubilee.

26 ON SHED PART FOUR
Surveying purpose-built depots in East Anglia,
the South-East and Wales.

33 0-60: CLASS 221
Putting a Virgin ‘Voyager’ on test.

REGULARS

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

35 TIME TRAVELLER
News from the past five decades.

76 REVIEWS

76 EXPRESS MAILBAG
East Coast Pullmans; Railway woes.

NEWS

8 HEADLINE NEWS
CrossCountry revamp plan to combat
overcrowding; GNWT to use Mk.4s; No Mk.3s
for TPE; More Wales & Borders plans revealed;
East Midlands changes ahead; CAF and Hitachi-
Bombardier to bid for HS2 fleet; Improvements
at Northern but GTR faces losing franchise;
‘50s@50’ event shaping up nicely; First look at
London Overground Class 710 EMUs.

75 LU WORLD
Siemens to build new Tube trains in Goole.

78 RAILTOURS
Including a full diary of tours for August.

82 PRESERVATION
NRM begins review of its diesel and electric
fleet; Final EMUs leave Coventry; 125 Group
launches depot appeal; Diesels replace steam.

86 POWER BY THE HOUR
GBRf acquires Class 56 fleet; Coals ‘Tugs’ sold
in surprise deal.

88 POWERSCENE
Notable workings from around the country.

96 UNITS
‘Networkers’ enter service with ScotRail.

99 SHUNTERS
RSS helps out at Ketton.

100 COACHES
ERS acquires Caledonian Sleeper coaches.

101 WAGONS
First ‘production’ HRAs enter service.

102 IRISH ANGLE
Cross-Border development plan announced.


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