March 2018

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FEATURES

TWO ZULU ZERO TWO
Life aboard the former Class 121 video survey unit Pandora by one of its technical crew.

LOADS OF RUBBISH
An in-depth look at the locations, locos and wagons used for transporting household waste.

THE ‘SHENFIELD SHARK’
A unique view from inside this famous relic.

0-60: GREAT WESTERN HST
Are they better or worse than diesel IETs?

MOMENT IN TIME: CLASS 58
It is now 15 years since the last of the class
ran under its own power in Britain.

REGULARS

TIME TRAVELLER
Looking back 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.

EXPRESS MAILBAG
More Cargowaggon uses; MGR ‘50’ poser solved.

REVIEWS
A selection of recent modern traction books.

M24 SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS
The best ways to get Rail Express every month.

NEWS

HEADLINE NEWS
DMU derailed near Glenfinnan; TSGN ‘not value for money’; First look at GA bimodes as Mk.5s enter Britain and a Class 801 debuts; Carillion failure highlights outsourcing weakness; Boden Rail moves to Nottingham; East Coast franchise to end ‘shortly’; Northern’s Class 331 unveiled; Threat to freight paths; New trains to get longer numbers.

LU WORLD
Class 345 sell-off to fund new Tube trains.

RAILTOURS
UK Railtours cancels Northern Belle trips.

PRESERVATION
Glorious to run again; DMUs up for sale; Class 40 to have extended stay at SVR; Swanage main line shuttle trial paused; Steam heat survey – which locos have working boilers?

POWER BY THE HOUR
Former Grand Central HSTs move to new homes; renumbered ‘66s’ enter traffic with GBRf.

POWERSCENE
Our round-up of key workings.

UNITS
GWR ‘150s’ move to Northern.

SHUNTERS
Hunslet Class 08 goes for scrap.

COACHES
More HST stock on the move; Barriers for sale.

WAGONS
New tanks arrive for Heathrow fuel train.

IRISH ANGLE
NIR ballast rehabilitation project recommences.

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