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Contents January 2018. No. 1,402. Vol 164. A journal of record since 1897.
Headline News

Government’s ‘New Vision for Rail’overshadowed by
East Coast bailout row, Hosking buys two‘Deltics’,
new London Northwestern and West Midlands brands
launched, Tyseley unveils £3m TOC share offer, Lottery
withdraws funding for Leicester North museum.

On
the
cover
COVER: A new
golden era beckons
for Tyseley as it
bids to become the
latest heritage Train
Operating Company.
On December 9,
No. 5043 Earl of
Mount Edgcumbe
catches the sun as it
heads for York with
the ‘ChristmasWhite
Rose’ tour. ROBERT
FALCONER

Track Record The Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest
66 Steam & Heritage

Gloucs-Warks set for Broadway reopening in March,
North Norfolk secures No. 76084, New-build ‘Grange’ to
steam in 2018, ‘Santa Specials’disrupted by snow.

71 Industrial
72 Steam Portfolio
74 Irish
76 Network

Portishead scheme to be scaled back, Glasgow
tram-train scheme under threat, Shoreham Viaduct
refurb complete, London Bridge on track for completion.

78 Narrow Gauge
80 Metro
82 Miniature
84 Railtours
86 Classic Traction
90 World
94 Freight
96 Traction & Stock

Network Rail unveils new Rail Grinder fleet, GBRf buys
Colas Class 47s, LSL Class 47s on test, Class 68 returns to
Spain for TPE Mk5a testing.

99 Stock Update
100 Traction Portfolio
103 Operations


Regulars
41 Multiple Aspects
With Lord Berkeley.

41 Railways in Parliament
42 Readers’Platform
48 Railway Holidays 2018

60 Winter Panorama
A seasonal gallery of the best railway photography.

64 From The RMArchives

Find out what The RMwas reporting 20, 50 and 100
years ago.

92 Subscription Offer
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The Railway Magazine from only £20.

108 Meetings

110 Heritage Diary

Details of when Britain’s unique collection of heritage
railways and railway museums are open.
122 Crossword &Where Is It?

Features
16 Practice & Performance: NCC‘Jeeps’
Keith Farr looks back at the ‘go-anywhere’ 2-6-4Ts
built by the LMS Northern Counties Committee for
use in Northern Ireland, which became the last main
line steam locomotives in revenue service in the UK.

24 Ignorance fromArrogance

In the last of his series looking at serious rail
accidents from 50 years ago, Fraser Pithie
considers the tragic events that led to the
devastating level crossing collision at Hixon on
the West Coast Main Line in January 1968.

32 Bredgar’s Little Gem

Gareth Evans visits the Bredgar&Wormshill Railway
to discover the latest developments at this
2ft-gauge line in Kent, run by a group of friends and
open to the public just once a month.

38 Narrow Gauge under South London

Deep under south London, a narrow gauge railway
is essential to the construction of a new extension
to London Underground’s Northern Line, as Keith
Fender discovers.

44 Signs of the Times

A pictorial study provided by Steve Ryszka of some
of the remarkable railway relics of a bygone era that
can be found in many towns and cities around the
British Isles.

48 Railway Holidays 2018

Thinking about your railway ‘trip of a lifetime’or
just a flying visit to see the fascinating railways of
our near neighbours? Our latest rail holiday guide is
packed with inspiration for your next trip.


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