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Rail Express - May 2019


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FEATURES 

 

17 COATS OF MANY COLOURS 

30 years of Class 91 liveries. 

 

24 WEYMOUTH QUAY 

Remembering the gateway to the Channel Islands, which was last used 20 years ago 

 

30 ON THE HUNT: 47222 

One enthusiast’s search for an elusive loco 

 

33 PRESTON BLUE PULLMAN 

A rare ‘Footex’ working in May 1964 

 

34 0-60: CLASS 465 

Third-rail but not third-rate 

 

REGULARS 

 

22 SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS 

The best ways to get Rail Express every month  

 

37 TIME TRAVELLER 

Looking back to decades past 

 

38 REVIEWS & MAILBAG 

Telephoto shots; Eastern matters. 

 

NEWS 

 

6 HEADLINE NEWS 

Maritime Intermodal launched; New stock delays hit services; Brush rescues 

Freightliner; Electrification essential to meet carbon-free target; Journey numbers continued to grow in 2018; May launch for LNER ‘Azumas’; FirstGroup orders Hitachi AT300s, Light Rail round-up; NRM issues loco review; ‘50s’ get GBRf livery; ‘Grids’ to get new engines and become Class 69s. 

 

77 LU WORLD 

Sub-surface resignalling goes live. 

 

78 RAILTOURS 

Charity tours mark changing times. 

 

82 PRESERVATION 

Dean Forest is new base for ‘47’; Butterley launches ‘Rat’ appeal; Ex-GWR ‘08’ moves to South Wales heritage line. 

 

87 POWER BY THE HOUR 

Long-stored ‘92’ returns to work. 

 

88 POWERSCENE 

Notable workings class by class, Name Game, Spectrum and Shed Talk 

 

98 UNITS 

ScotRail withdraws Class 365 fleet. 

 

101 SHUNTERS 

Last ‘Gronks’ leave Landore. 

 

102 COACHES 

GWR's four-coach ‘classic’ HSTs. 

 

103 WAGONS 

Washwood Heath Rover ‘Cubes’ cleared. 

 

104 IRISH ANGLE 

Historic Sorting Van saved.


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