14 THE D200 STORY
Charting 60 years of the pioneer Class 40.
18 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
A round-up of the other preserved ‘40s’.
19 CLASS 40 POSTER POSER
Can you solve this 1970s riddle?
22 ON SHED PART 3
Looking at purpose-built facilities in the Midlands, North England and Scotland.
28 0-60: CLASS 800 ELECTRIC
Completing our comparison of HSTs vs IETs.
20 SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS
The best ways to get Rail Express every month.
31 TIME TRAVELLER
April news from decades past.
A selection of recent modern traction books.
33 EXPRESS MAILBAG
More lineside relics; WLL freight then and now.
6 HEADLINE NEWS
‘Beast from the East’ plays havoc with rail services across the country; NR gets funding boost; Rail factory plan for Goole; Doncaster iPort opens; Repaint marks BR anniversary; ScotRail fined £3 million; Orders for ‘D-Train’ as battery version nears completion; Three Crossrail firsts; Abellio quits Welsh bid; First Greater Anglia Class 720 takes shape.
73 LU WORLD
Acton Works expansion begins.
Goodies galore in GBRf’s charity marathon.
‘Peak’ could go main line; Class 50 Alliance to take on Glorious for three years at Severn Valley; Coventry 2-HAP joins Briddon fleet; Weardale ‘Goyle’ gala.
80 POWER BY THE HOUR
TransPennine Express ‘68’ fleet reaches full strength; ‘37/4’ back after 18 years.
Our round-up of key workings this month.
First Class 365s stored; More GN ‘700s’.
Pongo escapes from Kingsbury.
ERS lands first main line hire deal.
First cut-down HRA hopper outshopped.
96 IRISH ANGLE
Belfast Central to be renamed Lanyon Place.