• A partially-risen phoenix

    Last year saw Europhoenix acquire two Class 37/6s from DRS, the company putting Nos. 37608 and 37611 straight into service in plain blue with only

  • Bulleid prototypes make their debut

    Kernow has now received the first tooling samples of the long-awaited Southern locos. LATE March saw Kernow Model Rail Centre unexpectedly unveil the first pre-production

  • Decorated ‘Super Sprinter’ unveiled

    The Realtrack Models Class 156 is getting closer to release with the appearance of the first painted sample. ANNOUNCED at Warley last November, Realtrack Models’

  • NEW PENZANCE DEPOT TAKES SHAPE:

    Steelwork has been erected at Long Rock, Penzance, to expand the existing depot for its new role as the base for Great Western Railway’s sleeper

  • Rails Across Britain

    By David Cable Published by Pen & Sword Books www.pen-and-sword.co.uk 218 pages, colour, 198x257mm, hardback. £25 THIS is the latest in a series of books

  • ‘Westerns’ on freight

    THE article ‘Last Days Of The ‘Westerns’’ by David Russell (March issue) brought back some fond memories of this much-liked and followed class. My own

  • 0 to 60: Just how nimble are today’s locos and units, and what’s the quickest off the mark?

    Always willing to go the extra mile, Neville Hill grits his teeth to endure a long distance ‘Pacer’ trip with Northern. THE days of mill

  • A trip down memory lane

    Today’s few remaining Class 08/09 shunters are confined to yards and depots, but the once thousand-strong fleet was also entrusted to some local trip workings