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The Railway Magazine - July 2018


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July 2018. No. 1,408. Vol 164. A journal of record since 1897.

Headline News
Siemens wins £1.5bn Piccadilly Line deal, West Coast
Railways steps in to provide Windermere train service,
CAF, Stadler and Vivarail share Transport for Wales train
orders as part of £5bn new franchise plan, Two inquiries
begin as Northern and GTR timetable chaos continues,
Virgin Trains East Coast gives way to LNER, £100m rail test
centre for South Wales?

On the cover

MAIN IMAGE:
West Coast Type 3
No. 37669 thunders
over Burneside
Higher level
crossing with the
15.20 Windermere-
Oxenholme service
on June 17.
DAVE MCALONE
INSET 1: 20 years of
Class 66s.
BEN JONES
INSET 2: The story
of Franco-Crosti
steam locomotives.
INSET 3: Australian
solar-powered
train - one of
several alternatives
to diesel.

Track Record
66 Steam & Heritage
Industrial archaeologists uncover startling new evidence
about the true age of 'Killingworth Billy', Gloucs-Warks
feels the 'Broadway effect', Severn Valley's end of steam
commemoration, 'Patriot' boiler by end of year.
72 Industrial
73 Steam Portfolio
74 Irish
76 Narrow Gauge
78 Network
80 Miniature
81 Classic Traction
84 Classic Traction Portfolio
86 Railtours
90 World
93 Metro
94 Traction & Stock
First TPE Class 802 lands at Southampton, Class 153s for
ScotRail luggage/bike vans, GBRf buys 16 Class 56s,
West Midlands new DMUs to be Class 196, TPE scraps
Class 68/Mk3 plan.
98 Traction Portfolio
101 Operations
106 Stock Update

Regulars
12 Multiple Aspects
With Lord Berkeley.
12 Railways in Parliament
36 Subscription Offer
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The Railway Magazine from only £20.
46 Readers’ Platform
58 All Change
60 Panorama
Our regular gallery of the best railway photography from
around the world.
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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