JULY 2017

Current issue: July 2017 – Next issue: August 2017 – On sale: August 2, 2017

Headline News

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.

Track Record

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.

Industrial Steam

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Steam Portfolio

Narrow Gauge

Irish News

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Classic Traction

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.

Stock Update

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Traction Portfolio



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Linear park plan for disused North London Line viaducts, Heathrow loses Crossrail access charges battle, drilling blamed for MML bridge collapse, Market Harborough realignment.






Multiple Aspects
With Lord Berkeley.

Railways in Parliament

All Change

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