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CONTENTS

Issue No. 269 October 2018

FEATURES

14 NRM DIESELS & ELECTRICS
What does the future have in store for non-steam
vehicles in the National Collection?

20 ST PANCRAS 150
Tracing the rise, fall, and rise again of this iconic
station as it reaches a milestone anniversary.

27 SOUTHERN ‘WESTERN’
Rare evidence of a ‘Western’ in Brighton.

28 0-60: CLASS 165
Testing out a Thames Valley ‘Turbo’ before they are
transferred elsewhere on the GWR network.

REGULARS

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

26 TIME TRAVELLER
October news from decades past.

30 EXPRESS MAILBAG & REVIEWS
Ferry vans; KWVR namings; Blackpool South;
A selection of modern traction books.

NEWS

8 HEADLINE NEWS
Report rejects nationalisation of ScotRail
services; Testing of TPE Mk.5 sets begins;
‘Azuma’ trials hit by lineside interference issue;
Crossrail start date put back to autumn 2019;
Fares to rise by more than growth in pay; Valiant
makes it 11 for SVR Class 50 gala; HST and ‘90s’
for Locomotive Services; Wagon maintenance
blamed for Ely derailment.

71 LU WORLD
An update on the ‘Q’ Stock project.

72 RAILTOURS
Tour will mark closure of Waverley Route.

74 PRESERVATION
‘Whistler’ returns to main line; Class 40 requires
substantial repairs; KOYLI group to help with
restoration of 'Deltic' Tulyar; RMS ‘08s’ to star in
Mid-Norfolk Railway gala.

78 POWER BY THE HOUR
'Tugs' start work with GBRF; Euro ‘66’ visits UK.

80 POWERSCENE
Notable workings, Name Game and Spectrum.

90 UNITS
First GWR Class 802 enters service.

93 SHUNTERS
News and location updates.

94 COACHES
First ScotRail HST set delivered.

95 WAGONS
Final aviation fuel TEAs arrive.

96 IRISH ANGLE
Extra trains for summer events; GM diesel
rescues troubled steam tour.


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