12 FYLDE ELECTRIFICATION
Blackpool North reopens after five-month electrification and upgrade programme.
13 WHEN SATURDAY CAME…
The glory days of holiday trains to Blackpool.
20 ‘HOOVERS’ CONQUER CUMBRIA
Our April tour that took two ‘50s’ to Carlisle.
24 ‘50s’ at WORKINGTON
The proof that they worked there in BR days.
27 A MOMENT IN TIME
Why an AC loco was on the DC Woodhead route.
18 SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS
How to save money on Rail Express every month.
28 TIME TRAVELLER
Headlines from 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.
29 EXPRESS MAILBAG
Class 40 crash eyewitness; Damaged ICI hopper; Longport before EMD; Container ‘caboose’.
6 HEADLINE NEWS
Government management of rail franchises ‘completely inadequate’; New Moorgate EMUs on test; New TPE trains on the way; Hydrogen fuel technology could help eliminate diesel; More franchise applicants approved as First Group faces break-up; ‘Grid’ rebuild on the cards; ‘D-Train’ main line tests; GWR confirms Class 769 ‘tri-mode’ order.
30 LU WORLD
What are the new rules for taking photos on London Underground stations?
‘Hidden’ Class 70 trip; ‘Dub and Grub’ ‘50’ tour.
LSL begins ‘Deltic’ repairs; Appeal to repatriate ‘04’; RMS sells ‘Goyle’ to preservation; Class 210 survivor to become café; The magnificent six line up at the East Lancs Class 40 gala.
80 POWER BY THE HOUR
GBRf removes ‘73s’ from traffic; Debut for Caledonian ‘47’; Alstom maintains Class 92s.
Key workings, Name Game and Spectrum.
Class 365 move to Scotland for evaluation.
Hitachi turns to the past.
Swanage rake returns to main line.
High-speed prototype joins National Collection.
96 IRISH ANGLE
Preserved NIR ‘Thumpers’ get retro livery.
We have a modeller’s guide to Network Rail DVTs, plus a focus on Beilhack snowploughs following the release of Hattons’ 4mm model. We also complete our look at modelling Mk.2 coaches, while there’s news of regional ‘37s’ from Bachmann and more GWR-liveried models from Hornby.
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