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Contents May 2018. No. 1,406. Vol 164. A journal of record since 1897.

Track Record The Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest

Headline News

Tornado 90mph outing ends prematurely after costly
failure, TransPennine Express unveils new Mk5 trains and
gets ready to receive first Class 802 bi-mode from Japan,
GWR orders tri-mode Class 769s for Gatwick and Thames
Valley services, Heathrow Express operation to transfer
to GWR, Fears over rising cost of HS2.


 On the cover

 MAIN IMAGE:
The first TransPennine Express
'Nova 3' set, powered
byNo. 68021, races
around the test track
atVelim in the Czech
Republic on April 12.
KEITH FENDER

INSET 1:Water
troughs: the storyof
a long-lost railway
practice.
INSET 2: Building a
better railway for
Scotland.
INSET 3: Securing the
future of Dinmore
Manor.

Track Record The Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest

66 Steam & Heritage
Broadway extension doubles Gloucs-Warks visitors,
'Cromwell' booked for Cotswold Festival of Steam,
No. 46441 moves 'home' to Lakeside & Haverthwaite
ahead of return to steam, new build BR '3MT' is a rolling
chassis, Swanage 'U Boat' back on the main line.
72 Industrial
73 Irish
74 Steam Portfolio
76 Narrow Gauge
80 Network
82 Railtours
86 Miniature
88 Metro
90 Classic Traction
94 World
100 Traction & Stock
Off-lease Class 365 moves to Scotland for possible E&G
use, Caledonian Sleeper Mk5s tested on West Highland
Line, First VTEC bi-modes arrive in UK, GC begins
Class 180 refurbishment.
103 Traction Portfolio
104 Operations
109 Stock Update

 Regulars

12 Multiple Aspects
With Lord Berkeley.
12 Railways in Parliament
34 Subscription Offer
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The Railway Magazine from only £20.
36 Readers’Platform
54 Heritage Diary
Details of when Britain’s unique collection of heritage
railways and railway museums are open.
58 Meetings
60 Panorama
Our regular gallery of the best railway photography from
around the world.
64 From The RMArchives
Find out what The RMwas reporting 20, 50 and 100 years
ago.
122 Crossword &Where Is It?


Features

14 Tiptoe Through the Tulips
John Heaton reports from Eurostar's inaugural
London-Amsterdam train – the first scheduled
service between the UK and The Netherlands.

20 Making a Splash
A simple invention that revolutionised long-distance
rail travel in the days of steam. Nick Pigott looks back
atmore than a centuryofwater troughs.

28 Delivering a Bigger, Better Railway for Scotland
With Scotland's railway undergoing its biggest
transformation for decades, Ben Jones meets
ScotRail Alliancemanaging directior Alex Hynes
to discover howhis organisation is delivering
improvements at the same time as trying to
maintain a reliable operation.

38 Britain's Oldest Railway Photographer - Part 2
Chris Milner concludes his interview with Ron
Buckley, who returned from National Service to
find a railway preparing for Nationalisation.

46 Dinmore, and More and More
Despite its lowprofile, the owning group of
this popular GWR 4-6-0 has achieved some
impressive feats and good reputation for
reliability and performance of their machine.
Gary Boyd-Hope goes behind the scenes.


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