July 2018

FEATURES

THE FINAL EAST COAST PULLMANS
A look back 40 years to when the final Pullman trains ran from King’s Cross to Harrogate and Hull.
EXPERIMENTS IN ‘BUSTITUTION’
Railbuses introduced in the late 1950s to help keep lines open had all gone within 10 years, along with the lines they were meant to save.
0-60: GWR ‘MINI’ HSTs
With four coaches and two power cars, just how nippy are these ‘Castle’ HSTs?
THEN & NOW: NEW STREET
Gone are the train shed and ‘Peaks’, all replaced by shops and multiple units.

REGULARS

TIME TRAVELLER
Looking back to July news from decades gone.
REVIEWS
A selection of books for modern traction fans.
EXPRESS MAILBAG
Workington ‘50’ identified.

NEWS

HEADLINE NEWS
Train operators fail to deliver May timetable change; Timetable change results in a lot of ‘firsts’; Old Oak ‘345’ depot opens; First IET to Hull; LNER brand revived for East Coast; New windscreens for ‘385s’; GWR loco-hauled returns; KeolisAmey wins Wales & Borders; Join us for the ‘gala of the year’; SWR trains run through to Corfe Castle.
LU WORLD
Preserved 1959 car moves to Epping Ongar Railway; Final main line run for ‘A’ Stock.
RAILTOURS
D1015’s comeback tour postponed.
PRESERVATION
‘Clacton’ EMU moves to new home on Welsh Borders; Neptune to be re-created; Caledonian Class 11 started; ‘Crompton’ to visit East Lancs Railway for July gala.
POWER BY THE HOUR
Caledonian ‘EDs’ reach Mallaig; More Freightliner ‘70s’ stored; ‘47’ works Aberdeen sleeper.
POWERSCENE
Notable workings, Name Game and Spectrum.
UNITS
A full news round-up, class by class.
SHUNTERS
Second ‘Gronk’ for Inverness.
COACHES
Former GC rakes enter service with EMT.
WAGONS
Arlington completes first coil conversion.
IRISH ANGLE
‘Thumpers’ transferred to new home.

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