June 2018

FEATURES 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

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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 arrives; GA’s new Brantham depot put on hold; Backing promised

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April 2017

In the April 2017 issue:  Headline News HS2 bill receives royal assent; New depots for Exeter and Manningtree; Lime Street closed as wall collapses; Freight grant cut will mean reduction in rail traffic; Major railway scrapyard calls

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