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Rail Express - November 2018


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 CONTENTS

FEATURES
14 OUT OF THE ORDINARY

GBRF's four-day charity tour featured 18 locos
and visited England, Scotland and Wales

16 LIFE ON THE SLOW LINE
Slow but dull or interesting? You decide from
our selection of 20 lines around the country.

22 WHEN SATURDAY CAME: SCARBOROUGH
Looking back to the glory days of loco-hauled
holiday trains to the Yorkshire seaside town.

80 RHTT PICTORIAL
It’s leaf-busting season again!

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

29 TIME TRAVELLER SPECIAL
The changing scene at Llangollen.

30 EXPRESS MAILBAG & REVIEWS
North-East headcodes; NRM should open out.
Plus a selection of books and a DVD.

NEWS
7 HEADLINE NEWS
SVR stages a Glorious Class 50 gala; A fabulous
feast of 50s; Government launches ‘root and
branch’ review of rail industry; ORR apportions
widespread blame for timetable chaos; New
look for GBRf ‘60’, Virgin ‘221’ and London
Overground ‘378’; First train from iPort; ROSCOs
announce new generation of hybrid traction;
First Class 717 in passenger service.

71 LU WORLD
Restoring the LTM’s Standard Stock.

73 PRESERVATION
Class 37 for Dartmouth Steam Railway; ‘Grid’
back in action; Pioneer production power car
designated; KWVR to hold diesel gala.

76 RAILTOURS
PTG celebrates 20 years of tours.

78 POWER BY THE HOUR
ScotRail power cars stored at Ely; GBRf gets all
10 Colas ‘Tugs’; ROG hires ‘Northern Belle 57s’.

82 POWERSCENE
Notable workings, Name Game and Spectrum.

90 UNITS
Class 314 withdrawals begin.

93 SHUNTERS
Full list of Class 08/09 locations.

94 COACHES
ERS buys 110mph Mk.1 full brake.

95 WAGONS
Rare BR tank wagon heads for scrap.

96 IRISH ANGLE
Irish rail introduces timetable tweaks.


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