Editor Richard Clinnick breaks down what you can expect in the latest issue of Rail Express.
Welcome to the October edition of Rail Express.
This issue is packed with news and features you cannot miss. There is the latest on TransPennine Express deciding to withdraw its Class 68-hauled Mk.5A fleet from December. We have details of the final diagrams as well as the reasoning behind the decision.
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Direct Rail Services looks set to try and sell some Class 37s for a third time, but with more locomotives to be added to the tender, while CrossCountry’s retro-livery High Speed Trains have returned to traffic ahead of the final few weeks in service.
Almost 700,000 responses were received regarding the ticket office closure consultation launched in July, and we bring the latest on that and what happens next.
Our comprehensive traction and rolling stock coverage reports on the export of Class 86s (with ‘66s’ to follow), Eastern Rail Services has bought more coaches and Class 777s enter traffic on more routes.
Craig Munday looks at the mid-Cornwall resignalling scheme, the latest in a series of recent changes for the county including the end of the CDA operations on the China Clay circuit and a reduction in Castle diagrams.
Ian Sharman provides a selection of images from Great Yarmouth of High Speed Trains being exported to Mexico, and Richard Clinnick looks at why the industry believes it needs more than 2600 new vehicles by 2030.
Rail Express Modeller reviews the new Heljan O gauge Class 58 and first Hornby TT:120 diesel locomotive, reports on new releases from Accurascale, Hornby, Graham Farish and Bachmann, while also providing inspiration for small space layouts.
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