• 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’


    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