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The Railway Magazine - March 2017


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Headline News
Flying Scotsman, Tornado and Rocket booked for Barrow
Hill's grand reopening event, huge crowds for S&C
'Plandampf', Southern strike deal rejected, GBRf wants
redundant HSTs for parcels traffic, Greater Anglia confirms
new depot at Manningtree.

 On The Cover
MAIN IMAGE: Maunsell
'Q' 0-6-0 No. 30541,
masquerading as
No. 30543, passes
Rabbit bridge with the
'Windcutter' rake of
wagons during a Dave
Bowles photo charter
at the Great Central
Railway on February 1.
DAVE BOWLES

INSET TOP: Main line-
registered Class 50s
Nos. 50007 and 50049
captured at Derby.
STEVE DONALD

Track Record The Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest
66 Steam & Heritage
SRPS buys a Turkish '8F'; No. 45305 set for Gloucs-Warks
gala; Tornado to visit Bodmin & Wenford; Prairie
No. 4141 moves to GCR for overhaul.
72 Industrial Steam
75 Steam Portfolio
76 Narrow Gauge
78 Irish News
80 Miniature
83 Metro
84 Classic Traction
NRM starts cosmetic restoration of Class 71; prospects
improve for D9016; Bluebell to host two diesel galas
in 2017.
88 Traction & Stock
DRS Class 88s revive Woodhead electric names; first
Italian AT300 for GWR; MTU engines for Northern Class
195s; Crossrail Class 345 reaches Liverpool Street.
90 Stock Update
93 Network
Worcestershire Parkway finally gets the go-ahead;
massive investment for east London commuter lines;
S&C to reopen on March 31.
96 Railtours
99 World
103 Operations
Our round-up of news from the train- and freight-
operating companies.

Regulars
12 Multiple Aspects
With Lord Berkeley.
12 Railways in Parliament
34 Subscription Offer
Subscribe today to receive your monthly copies of
The Railway Magazine and save more than 22%.
56 Readers’ Platform
Your thoughts on the topics that matter to you.
58 Reviews
A selection of the latest book and DVD reviews.
60 Panorama
Our monthly gallery of the best railway photography.
64 From The RM Archives
Find out what The RM was reporting 20, 50 and 100
years ago.
108 Meetings
Railway society meetings near you – all the details.
110 Heritage Diary
Details of when heritage railways and centres are open.
122 Prize Crossword and Where Is It?

Features
14 Read All About It!
Newspapers were carried on trains for 150 years until
the 1980s. Consultant editor Nick Pigott tells the
little-known story of the overnight services that rushed
news from press to public.

22 Tank EnginesTriumphant
Keith Farr looks back at the performance of the LMS
and BR Class 4 mixed traffic 2-6-4Ts, of which more
than 800 were built between 1927 and 1956.

30 Collision at Connington
Fraser Pithie takes a detailed look at another major
rail accident that took place in 1967 and discovers
how a Deltic-hauled overnight train came to derail
on the East Coast Main Line in Cambridgeshire.

36 Restoring an Armoured Simplex
CliffThomas explains how a small group plans to
restore a petrol-engined veteran of the First World War.
42 Closing the Gender Gap
More women than ever before are choosing a career
in the rail industry. Nicola Fox looks at how the gender
gap is shrinking and what can be done to encourage
more diversity.

48 Laying Down a Legacy
Gary Boyd-Hope talks to Tyseley's Michael Whitehouse
about the evolution of the museum and locomotive
works and its ambitious plans for steam in the second
city.


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