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The Railway Magazine - August 2018


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CONTENTS

August 2018. No. 1,409. Vol 164. A journal of record since 1897.

Headline News
CAF added to HS2 contract shortlist as Hitachi and
Bombardier join forces, Tornado misses out on 10th
anniversary celebrations, DB shelves London-Germany
high-speed plans, Network Rail debt tops £50bn, major
fire closes Vale of Rheidol.


MAIN IMAGE: On June 29, the final day before
the East Lancashire Railway's steam ban
came into force, No. 6990 Witherslack
Hall gets away from Burrs.

INSET 1: The story of how British circuses
travelled by rail.

INSET 2: Steam performance in the
final months before August 1968.

INSET 3: Goodbye'Voyagers'?
Solutions for solving
CrossCountry overcrowding problems

Track Record
70 Steam & Heritage
Diesels step in as heatwave forces nationwide steam
bans, 'County' 4-4-0 frames ordered, Blue 'King' to
Kingswear, 'B1' and City of Wells for GCR 'Exchange Trials'
gala, fully-clad 'P2' revealed at Darlington.
76 Irish
77 Industrial
78 Steam Portfolio
82 Narrow Gauge
84 Heritage Trams
86 Network
89 Classic Traction
94 Railtours
98 World
100 Traction & Stock
Overground Class 710 makes London debut, GBRf buys
Colas Class 60 fleet and two more '73s', first Class 195
and '717s' arrive in UK, ScotRail Class 385s finally enter
traffic, GWR introduces nine-car IETs.
104 Traction Portfolio
106 Metro
108 Operations
114 Stock Update

Regulars
12 Multiple Aspects
With Lord Berkeley.
12 Railways in Parliament
54 Subscription Offer
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The Railway Magazine from only £20.
62 Readers’ Platform
64 Panorama
Our regular gallery of the best railway photography from
around the world.
68 From The RM Archives
Find out what The RM was reporting 20, 50 and 100
years ago.
116 Heritage Diary
Details of when Britain’s unique collection of heritage
railways and railway museums are open.
120 Meetings
129 Reader Services
130 Crossword & Where Is It?


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