The Railway Magazine – December 2018 – Preview

  • DECEMBER 2018

    Headline News Northern denies crisis talks; Virgin scraps Friday ticket restrictions; ‘Scotsman’ nameplate sells for £64,500; Vintage Trains launches main line ‘Polar Express’; Talgo plans Scottish factory; West Somerset closes for three months; TPE’s ‘Nova 3’ delayed until May; Porterbrook ‘Flex’ sets for new year debut; Immingham coaling tower demolished; Days of lineside permit numbered? Track Record The Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest 66 Steam & Heritage Public debut for ‘Saint’ at Didcot; Frames cut for ‘County’ 4-4-0 new build; Caledonian blue duo together again; Ashburton closure remembered 60 years on. 72 Industrial 74 Steam Portfolio 76 Irish 78 Narrow Gauge 80 Railtours 82 Heritage Trams 85 Classic Traction 87 Classic Traction Portfolio 88 World 90 Metro 92 Network Network Rail consults over Croydon bottleneck; Railway Heritage Trust invests £5m in projects; Kidderminster station to be