April 2018

FEATURES

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.

REGULARS

20  SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

The best ways to get Rail Express every month.

31 TIME TRAVELLER

April news from decades past.

32 REVIEWS

A selection of recent modern traction books.

33 EXPRESS MAILBAG

More lineside relics; WLL freight then and now.

NEWS

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.

74 RAILTOURS

Goodies galore in GBRf’s charity marathon.

76 PRESERVATION

‘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.

82 POWERSCENE

Our round-up of key workings this month.

90 UNITS

First Class 365s stored; More GN ‘700s’.

93  SHUNTERS

Pongo escapes from Kingsbury.

94 COACHES

ERS lands first main line hire deal.

95 WAGONS

First cut-down HRA hopper outshopped.

96 IRISH ANGLE

Belfast Central to be renamed Lanyon Place.

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