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In the December 2016 issue:
Downturn leads DB Cargo to cut jobs; Eurostar cuts fleet and services; Plans for Scottish internal sleeper; Class 31s to work Mid-Norfolk tour; Hercules sold to Class 50 Alliance; HS2 to be merged with West Coast franchise; GB Railfreight to be sold; Welsh Government pushes case for light rail instead of electrification; Thameslink structure ‘a mistake’; Norton Bridge to formally close; ‘Poor maintenance’ caused high speed collision.
What future for the ‘306’?
The sole-surviving Class 306, which dates back to LNER days, is at a crossroads. What do owners the NRM have planned for this unique unit?
The art of photography
The Phoenix Railway Photographic Circle was established over 40 years ago to push the boundaries of modern traction imagery, and here we present a selection of its members’ work.
0-60: Class 700
The new Siemens-built EMUs are now finding their feet on Thameslink duties, but how are they performing in everyday use?
Then & Now: Bury
Comparing today’s heritage hub at Bury Bolton Street with how it looked 50 years ago.
Single power car HSTs; Notes on tanks; Class 14s on the Lickey; Network SouthEast survivor.
APT the untold story; Early days of the East Lancs.
December news from the past five decades.
Prototype 1986 Stock car goes to Coventry.
Including a full round-up of December tours.
NYMR buys Class 24; Class 26 suffers major failure; Class 100 goes for scrap; Wagon appeal launched.
POWER BY THE HOUR
Colas Rail bolsters its loco fleet. Includes a Railhead Treatment Train photo special.
Our class-by-class round-up of notable workings.
c2c takes delivery of its first Class 387/3.
Harry Needle shunters on the move – plus a full listing of all surviving ‘Gronks’ and their locations.
‘Reggie Rail’ Mk.1s in focus; Royal Scotsman set goes to Eastleigh for winter storage.
DB Cargo order boosts the JNA/MMA box fleet.
Historic Derry/Londonderry terminus to reopen for rail use; Grand Hibernian stock renumbered.