March 2017


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Headline News

Flying Scotsman, Tornado and Rocket booked for Barrow Hill’s grand reopening event, huge crowds for S&C ‘Plandampf’, Southern strike deal rejected, GBRf wants redundant HSTs for parcels traffic, Greater Anglia confirms new depot at Manningtree.

Track RecordThe Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest

Steam & Heritage
SRPS buys a Turkish ‘8F’; No. 45305 set for Gloucs-Warks gala; Tornado to visit Bodmin & Wenford; Prairie No. 4141 moves to GCR for overhaul.

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Industrial Steam

Steam Portfolio

Narrow Gauge

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Irish News



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Classic Traction
NRM starts cosmetic restoration of Class 71; prospects improve for D9016; Bluebell to host two diesel galas in 2017.

Traction & Stock
DRS Class 88s revive Woodhead electric names; first Italian AT300 for GWR; MTU engines for Northern Class 195s; Crossrail Class 345 reaches Liverpool Street.

Stock Update

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Worcestershire Parkway finally gets the go-ahead; massive investment for east London commuter lines; S&C to reopen on March 31.



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Multiple Aspects
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Railways in Parliament

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From The RM Archives
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Railway society meetings near you – all the details.

Heritage Diary
Details of when heritage railways and centres are open.

Prize Crossword and Where Is It?

On The Cover

MAIN IMAGE: Maunsell ‘Q’ 0-6-0 No. 30541, masquerading as No. 30543, passes Rabbit bridge with the ‘Windcutter’ rake of wagons during a Dave Bowles photo charter at the Great Central Railway on February 1. DAVE BOWLES

INSET TOP: Main line- registered Class 50s Nos. 50007 and 50049 captured at Derby. STEVE DONALD




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