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  • May 2018

    NEWS HEADLINE NEWS New West of England franchise proposed; SVR offers chance to drive a ‘66’ and ‘73’; Cancellation of electrification review; First Class 800/2

  • Not done yet!

    THIS month sees the start of a new era for HSTs. The rail icon has already notched up more than 40 years of front line

  • New name for Belfast Central

    NIR’s largest station to be renamed after 42 years. BELFAST Central station is to be renamed Lanyon Place, which will coincide with a project to

  • ‘Peak’ could go main line

    Crewe-based Locomotive Services has added a Class 45 to its growing loco fleet. FURTHER expansion of the Locomotive Services fleet took place in early February

  • Acton Works expansion

    Construction has begun on a new four-road Train Modification Unit for upgrading 1992 Stock. WORK has begun to build a new £23.3 million workshop at


    The East Lancashire Railway’s Bury Unit Team picked up the Heritage Railway Association/Rail Express Modern Traction Award at a ceremony held in Birmingham on February


    GWR-liveried IET No. 800303 reached Inverness on February 28 to become the first of its type to enter the depot there, which has had a

  • The D200 story

    Sixty years ago, the first Class 40 – or English Electric Type 4 as it was then known – was released from Vulcan Foundry. David