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The Railway Magazine - March 2018


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Headline News
Hitachi rolls out first Italian-built Class 802 for GWR,
Government aims to ban diesel-only trains from 2040,
Network Rail unveils £47bn plan for 2019-24, LNER livery
for 'B1', A1 Trust, RPSI, Swanage and Barrow Hill win
heritage awards.

On the cover
COVER: HST power car
Nos. 43033 and 43148
carry the special
ScotRail livery plus
InterCity branding
ready for the launch
of a new service
connecting seven
Scottish cities in May.
The pair pass Trowell
Jct during  amove
after overhaul and a
repaint fromWabtec
Brush . STEVE DONALD

INSET1:AGWRClass 800 IET atSwindon.
INSET2:GWR4-6-0No. 5043 at speed.
INSET3:AClass 345 for the new Crossrail service.

Track Record The Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest
66 Steam & Heritage
End of main line dream for 'King' No. 6023, 'Lizzie'
moves to Carnforth ahead of main line return, Rocket to
redeveloped NRM? Tornado to tour heritage lines as part
of 10th anniversary events
72 Industrial
74 Irish
75 Steam Portfolio
76 Narrow Gauge
78 Freight
80 Railtours
84 Classic Traction
88 Network
91 World
94 Metro
96 Miniature
98 Traction & Stock
ScotRail revives InterCity brand for HSTs, windscreen
issues delay Class 385 introduction, first Class 365s head
for storage, Crossrail Class 345 debut at Paddington.
101 Traction Portfolio
102 Stock Update
103 Operations

Regulars
12 Multiple Aspects
With Lord Berkeley.
12 Railways in Parliament

Features
14 Bi-modes and Western wires
Keith Farr assesses the performance of GWR's
new Class 800s and how they compare to the
InterCity 125s that have worked the route since
1976.

20 Shaping the Future of Main Line Steam
As main line steam undergoes one of its most
significant overhauls for many years, Gary
Boyd-Hope talks to Tyseley chairman Michael
Whitehouse about Vintage Trains' bid to become
a Train Operating Company.

28 Giving the Railway theWOWFactor
Steven Knight meets Sam Jessup, a creative
designer once with Virgin Trains and now London
Northwestern Railway, to find out howhe uses
his talents to creatememorable brands.

33ALancashireHalf Century
Opened in 1967, the West Lancashire Light
Railway is celebrating 50 years of family-friendly
narrow gauge operations, as Mark Smithers
dicovered when he visited.

38 Moving In, Moving On, Moving Out
With more than 5,700 new vehicles nowon order
or being delivered, Britain's train fleet will change
quickly over the next three years. Ben Jones
outlines all the new deliveries and how current
fleets will be affected.

51 Obituary: RHN Hardy
Nick Pigott pays tribute to a legendary
railwayman, one of the last links with the
‘Big Four’, and a prolific writer, who inspired
generations of enthusiasts.

54 Railcam
Want to watch live trains from your armchair? Aidan
Goldstraw explains how.

48 Subscription Offer
Subscribe today to receive your monthly copies of
The Railway Magazine from only £20.

52 Readers’Platform
60 Panorama
Our regular 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
110 Heritage Diary
Details of when Britain’s unique collection of heritage
railways and railway museums are open.
122 Crossword &Where Is It?


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