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Rail Express - June 2019


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FEATURES 

 

16 SOUTHERN LEGACY 

We conclude our look at BR’s first generation units with a focus on its third-rail fleet. 

 

22 ‘POWDERJETS’ IN PROFILE 

Detailing the PCA fleet of cement wagons 

 

24 THE ‘SILVER QUEENS’ 

Continuing the cement wagon theme with a look at the PCV fleet 

 

28 0-60: CLASS 379 

Timing ‘Electrostars’ on the Stansted line 

 

REGULARS  

 

31 TIME TRAVELLER 

June headlines from the past five decades 

 

32 REVIEWS 

A selection of modern traction books 

 

33 EXPRESS MAILBAG 

Elusive locos; Shirebrook VOP; Bruton station 

 

80 SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS 

The best ways to get Rail Express every month.  

 

NEWS 

 

6 HEADLINE NEWS 

Full round-up from Long Rock open day; Abellio takes over East Midlands; Final GWR HSTs; LSL acquires electro-diesels; Two-year delay to full Crossrail start; DC ‘Grids’ power stone traffic; Extension for Southeastern; Inverness gains wheel lathe; ‘Leg up’ for Bletchley flyover; First ‘D-Train’ enters service; Lakeside diesels return. 

 

73 LU WORLD 

Return of No. 12 Sarah Siddons imminent. 

 

74 RAILTOURS 

Farewell trip planned to Cottam Power Station. 

 

76 PRESERVATION 

‘Slugs’ move to Battlefield Line; NER Autocar in action; Great Central ‘101’ back in traffic; Garw Valley holds open day; HNRC ‘20’ and ‘47’ for East Lancs summer gala. 

 

79 POWER BY THE HOUR 

First bodyshell for the Class 56 to 69 conversion programme goes for painting. 

 

82 POWERSCENE 

Notable workings, Name Game, and Spectrum 

 

90 UNITS 

Eversholt begins Class 313 disposals 

 

93 SHUNTERS 

Clayton Bo-Bo for Tata 

 

94 COACHES 

More HST stock goes into store. 

 

95 WAGONS 

Snowploughs head for new homes. 

 

96 IRISH ANGLE 

New transport hub for Belfast.  


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