JANUARY 2019

FEATURES

CALLING AT DERBY
A railwayman’s view on the recent station remodelling and upgrade.

GAS GIANTS
A look at the distinctive former BOC, which are reviewed in model form on page M26.

0-60: CLASS 321
It is back to East Anglia to test out these
ex-British Rail workhorses.

FATE OR COINCIDENCE?
The bizarre story of No. 47299’s fatal crash.

REGULARS

TIME TRAVELLER
News headlines from decades past.

EXPRESS MAILBAG & REVIEWS
First Generation DMUs; NRM Funding and a selection of modern traction books.

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS
The best ways to get Rail Express every month.

NEWS

HEADLINE NEWS
GTR keeps Thameslink at a cost; New ombudsman created; Crossrail funding package agreed; HSTs in the news; ‘Generational opportunity’ for Wales; NER Autocar wins Heritage Awards; Freight operators want more say in Williams Review; ‘Nova 2’ delivered; Commuter rail proposals could hit ELR operations; No end in sight for DCO disputes.

LU WORLD
LU signs contract for ‘Inspiro’ fleet.

RAILTOURS
Class 50 farewell tour recreated; DPS battles to fix No. 55009 Alycidon.

PRESERVATION
Class 31s forced to leave Nene Valley; Llangollen Diesel Class 37 for sale; Western Champion goes blue; First visitors announced for KWVR and SVR galas.

POWER BY THE HOUR
More ‘Tugs’ for sale; HSTs in flux.

POWERSCENE
Notable workings, Name Game and Spectrum.

UNITS
‘Flirt’ bi-mode arrives at Norwich.

SHUNTERS
Rare outing for GWR shunter.

COACHES
Angel HST rake formed up for Hull Trains.

WAGONS
Disposal of PCAs begins.

IRISH ANGLE
IR and NIR face capacity shortage.

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