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No end in sight as Southern strikes continue; Tyseley offers Clun Castle sponsorship scheme; first British-built ‘IEP’ emerges; Stadler wins £460million Merseyrail contract; Severn Valley share issue tops £500,000; Hythe Pier Railway under threat; Robertsbridge connected; Chiltern begins direct Oxford to London services; main line testing begins for Vivarail No. 230001.
Steam & Heritage
Steam returns for Severn Valley ‘Pannier’, 92 Squadron and Dartmouth’s Braveheart; lottery success for Colne Valley Railway; ‘B1’ and ‘Crab’ for Worth Valley gala; Foxcote Manor for Kent visit; ‘Caley’ No. 828 steams.
GWR livery for Rheidol trio; first steam for Southwold revival; IoMSR Fenella to hit the road.
Edinburgh Gateway station opens; museum for Cardiff Bute Road station; Calder Valley upgrade complete.
Dartmoor visit for ‘Peak’ Sherwood Forester; radiator lift for Repulse; GCR diesel brake tender nears completion.
Traction & Stock
Hornsey depot ready for new trains; Colas names Class 37 after model railway pioneer; Class 321 ‘Renatus’ takes to the rails; more Eurostar sets scrapped.
Our round-up of news from the train- and freight- operating companies.
With Lord Berkeley.
Railways in Parliament
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ON THE COVER
MAIN IMAGE: Sweeping through the reverse curves at Marlands, GWR-liveried Nos. 43188 and 43187 work the 08.44 Penzance- Paddington on June 3, 2016. STEPHEN GINN
INSET 1: Bulgarian Class 87 prepares to move dead Class 86s at Razdelna. TONY SAYER
INSET 2: A Stanier ‘4MT’ tank and ‘Britannia’ double-head at Hayfell. DEREK CROSS
INSET 3: Class 165 No. 165119 waits to depart Henley-on-Thames with a service for Twyford on September 24, 2016.