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Rail Express - March 2019


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CONTENTS  

 
FEATURES  


16 WIRED FOR POWER! 

The development of AC EMUs under BR 

 

24 MOUNTSORREL STONE HOPPERS 

A focus on the PGA stone wagons, as a new ‘OO’ gauge model is released.  

 

26 CUMBRIAN TRACTORS  

A tribute to the Northern loco-hauled operation which has now ended 

 

30 0-60: CLASS 385 

How do Scot Rail’s new EMUs rate?  

 

REGULARS  

 

22 SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS 

The best ways to get Rail Express every month.   

 

33 TIME TRAVELLER  

News headlines from decades past  

 

34 REVIEWS  

A selection of new books 

 

35 EXPRESS MAILBAG 

Diesel steam heat query; Liverpool Ruston  

 

NEWS  

 

8 HEADLINE NEWS 

East-West rail identifies route alignments; Plans for privately funded projects are rejected; Boden Rail ‘50’ sold to Great Central Railway; Rare loco-hauled working to looe; passenger satisfaction falls; EMUs reach Chingford and GOBLIN; TfW to focus on improving services in North Wales; Irish Rail seek pre-owned DMUs; Naming honours Sir William McAlpine.  

 

73 LU WORLD 

Plans shape  up for District line 150 

 

74 RAILTOURS  

Brace of depot open days attract tours.  

 

75 PRESERVATION  

‘50s’ to gain GBRf colours; Another preserved ‘47’ to go main line; Twin ‘peak’ to visit Severn  Valley; Boiler acquired for Class 37.  

 

79 POWER BY THE HOUR  

Snowploughs swapped ahead of wintry weather; Class 60 works Boston steel trip 

 

80 POWERSCENE  

Notable workings, Name Game and Spectrum 

 

90 UNITS  

More nine-car ‘80s’ enter service with GWR  

 

93 SHUTTERS  

Chasewater industrials in action  

 

94 COACHES  

Mk.3 Coach disposals begin in earnest  

 

96 WAGONS  

GOS complete ‘ElecLink’ wagon  

 

97 IRISH ANGLE  

Investment boost for Irish Rail  


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