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Stagecoach/Virgin bid wins East Coast franchise

Stagecoach/Virgin bid wins East Coast franchise

27 November 2014

THE three-cornered battle for the lucrative East Coast franchise has been won by a joint bid from Stagecoach and Virgin Rail. The joint venture is 905 Stagecoach and 10% Virgin, and will operate under the Virgin East Coast brand as InterCity Railways (ICR).

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Doncaster P2 group holds first convention

Doncaster P2 group holds first convention

21 November 2014

THE Doncaster-based P2 Locomotive Trust which is behind the Cock of the North project and aiming to create a streamlined version of the Gresley design will hold its first major convention at the Mansion House, Doncaster on December 13 at 1pm. The event is open to enthusiasts and the public.

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Last ditch bid to save one of last MGR wagon

Last ditch bid to save one of last MGR wagon

19 November 2014

AN APPEAL for funds to save one of last remaining merry-go-round (MGR) has been launched.

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Competitions

Win! tickets to The London Model Engineering Exhibition

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, 31st December 2014

The London Model Engineering Exhibition is regarded as one of THE Largest Model Engineering and Modelling Exhibitions in the UK. Now in its 19th Year it will return once again to Alexandra Palace, London from the 16th-18th January 2015.

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Feature Articles

New series: Quickfire interviews

New series: Quickfire interviews

8 August 2013

Starting in the September 2013 issue, Steven Knight grills rail industry decision-makers in quickfire interviews. No 1 – John Smith, boss of GB Railfreight.

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Letters

Treatment of Great Train Robbery driver

14 November 2013

I AGREE with what you say about the renaming of Train Robbers Bridge (Oct) but not what you say about the treatment of driver Jack Mills by British Railways after the incident.

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Videos

How a Virgin Pendolino got the X-Men branding

7 April 2014

Branding a train with a vinyl wrap or selective vinyl patches is a complex and interesting activity. Here for the first time, courtesy of Stewart Signs and Virgin Trains, is a speeded up stage-by-stage view of the process from the initial discussion and design stage to the application of the vinyls to the full sized train. Pendolino No. 390155 was launched into traffic by stars Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy at London Euston on March 31.

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