Bombardier wins South Western EMU order, Gibb report on Southern crisis finally published, HM Queen christens GWR Class 800, Clun Castle back in one piece, Edinburgh to Glasgow electrification delayed again, West Coast and Southeastern franchise shortlists confirmed, Crossrail Class 345 into service.
Steam & Heritage
LNWR pulls plug on contract work, ‘P2’ crank axle completed, £1m lottery windfall for NER ‘J21’, Tornado takes Bodmin by storm, Isle of Wight Ivatt tank steams again, Cornwall moves to Quainton Road.
Traction & Stock
DRS Class 88s start work on WCML freight, Vivarail Class 230 main line tests restart, Irish Rail considers new engines for Class 201s, GWR Class 387s to Didcot.
Linear park plan for disused North London Line viaducts, Heathrow loses Crossrail access charges battle, drilling blamed for MML bridge collapse, Market Harborough realignment.
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