The railway Magazine April 2012
The railway Magazine April 2012
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The railway Magazine April 2012

Headline News
Abellio takes over Greater Anglia franchise; Steam on the Circle Line; Bombardier to stay in Derby; Concern over heritage railway incidents; West Coast derailment chaos; Class 66 plant closed; Barrow Hill gala to go ahead without Flying Scotsman - a full update.

Track Record
The Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest

64 Steam & Heritage
Records tumble at GCR?gala; Re-enactment of Abergavenny-Merthyr train; More locos for Railfest 2012.

74 Railtours
Diamond Jubilee present for ‘Lizzie’; Branch Line Society marks Immingham centenary; Statesman sellout.

78 Traction & Stock
11-car Pendolinos to run from April; More Class 60s in upgrade programme; Malcom livery for Class 66.

83 Traction Update
Scrapped, sold or repainted? Full details here.

86 Freight
New Tesco service starts; More DB?Schenker trains to Poland; Fuel contract for GB?Railfreight.

88 Network
King’s Cross concourse to open in March; Tunnel searched for World War Two bombs; Home wanted for bridge.

90 Narrow Gauge
Planning permission for Glyn Valley revival; Rheidol to recreate original buildings; Fundraising for Prince.

92 Miniature

95 Metro
New Croydon tram unveiled; Tyne &?Wear unit refurb.

96 Classic Traction
Foxfield to stage Wickham rally; ‘Baby Deltic’ bogie deal off.

100 World
Class 56s for Hungary; Threat to Sydney monorail.

102 Operations News
A round-up of news from train and freight operating companies.

Regulars
14 Multiple Aspects

14 Railways in Parliament

20 100 Years Ago
A?look back to what Britain’s senior rail tile was reporting 20, 50 and 100 years ago.

33 Platform
Your lively monthly letters page.

38 Subscriptions Offer

62 Reviews
The pick of new books and DVDs.

108 Meetings
Details of railway society meetings near you.

109 Heritage Diary
A comprehensive listing of dates when heritage railways and steam centres will be open.

113 Reader Services

114 Prize Crossword and Where Is It?

Features
16 Redirected but still First Class
Built with postal trains in mind, the Class 67s have carved out a new career as powerful mixed traffic locomotives, as Paul Bickerdyke explains.

22 The Galactic Railway
Gareth Bayer describes a once-secret railway in the Kazakhstan desert that was used for moving space rockets - and it’s not an April Fool story!

27 Going Lineside
Peter Nicholson compares the variable policies and attitudes towards lineside permits at 50 of our leading heritage railways.

40 Thinning Red Lines
Concluding a look at Britain’s freight-only network, Paul Shannon investigates some of the surviving lines.

46 Starts from ‘The Cross’
Having examined steam starts from King’s Cross for Practice &?Performance Keith Farr analyses diesel and electric departures from the London terminus.

51 Mountsorrel Branch Resurrection
Cliff Thomas looks at the resurrection of Great Central’s Mountsorrel branch, which has turned out to be longer than some entire heritage railways!


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