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October 2016

Current issue: October 2016
Next issue: November 2016 – On sale: October 20

reoct0001In the October 2016 issue: 

Headline News
Entire East Anglian fleet to be replaced in new Abellio-run franchise; Scarborough ‘Syphons’;  Island Line to remain part of SWT franchise; Rare visitor for first IoW diesel gala; EGIP wires installed ‘too low’; West Midlands ITT published; Bomo bye-bye for Class 442s; Driver error to blame for Paddington derailment; Southern gets a ‘Project Board’ as dispute continues; Final Fawley oil trains runs; RAIB investigates Balham tragedy; Grand Hibernian takes to the tracks.

D&E on the Isle of Wight
As the Isle of Wight Steam Railway announces its first ever diesel gala, we look back over the various types of ‘modern traction’ that have worked on the island.

The ‘Journey Shrinker’
The full story of how HSTs started running the first ever 125mph timetables 40 years ago on the Western Region in October 1976.

0-60: Class 57/3
Great Western Railway’s summer Saturday loco-hauled service provides a new best-ever diesel loco time from 0 to 60mph.

Derby Trainman
A final dose of in-cab banter from the 1990s.

Time Traveller
October news from the last 50 years.

Express Mailbag and Reviews
Falmouth branch locos; Tebay tanks; Wrong ‘Warship’; Canterbury tales.

LU World
Night Tube services begin at last; Sub-surface lines to become one railway.

Last chance for Rugeley ‘B’ branch; UK Railtours to break new ground at Drax Power Station.

3-CEP heads to Ireland for camping use; ‘Teddy Bear’ returns to Ribble after failure; CIG celebrates NSE 30; Four Class 40s for East Lancs gala.

Power By The Hour
Two Colas Class 56s back to service; DB cargo puts 20 stored ‘Tugs’ up for sale.

Notable workings listed class by class.

Unitary Authority
More Class 442s put into store.

Shunter Spot
Celsa shunter outshopped; Immingham duty ends.

Coach Compartment
Translator vehicles put into store at Barry.

Wagons Roll
Deliveries begin of more GBRf Ecofrets.

Irish Angle
Belmond train readied for launch.