The Railway Magazine Juli 2013
The Railway Magazine Juli 2013
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The Railway Magazine Juli 2013

High-speed test for A4 Bittern; First Class 68 takes shape; Delays for new Eurostar trains; NAO critical of HS2 costings; FGW offers £7million loco-hauled contract; July target for Stainforth reopening; ‘Duchess’ and B1 for Mid-Norfolk; Ivatt 2MT in very public derailment; Hitachi factory deal signed.

Track Record: The Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest

Steam & Heritage: NYMR celebrates 40 years; Busy bank holiday for Ecclesbourne Valley; Dinmore Manor for Glos/Warks.

Steam Portfolio

Railtours: A new ‘golden age of steam’? Top teamwork on non-stop ‘Cheltenham Flyer’; ‘Black Fives’ star on ‘GBVI’ tour.

Traction & Stock: First Powerhaul-liveried Class 66 unveiled; TfL orders more Class 378 vehicles; ‘Pacers’ will be forced off network.

Traction Update: Scrapped, sold, renumbered, repainted? Full details here.

Freight: Felixstowe doubles rail capacity; Eurotunnel drops plans to run Calais and Boulogne ports; West London rubbish move.

Network: Nottingham closure plan details; £500,000 facelift for Frome; Selby bridge refurbishment deferred.

Narrow Gauge: Welsh Pony completes Ffestiniog’s England restorations; Steam debut at new Hampton & Kempton line.



Classic Traction: G/WR revives diesel gala; Rare outing for “Rat”.

World: 12 steam at French festival; Amritsar steam overhauls.

Operations News: News from the train and freight operating companies.


Multiple Aspects

Railways in Parliament

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Meetings: Details of railway society meetings near you.

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Mallard the Magnificent: Marking the 75th anniversary of A4 Mallard’s record speed run, in Practice & Performance, Keith Farr sheds new light on the loco’s ability. A log of the 1938 World Speed Record run is published in full.

New start for New Street: Chris Milner looks at the transformation that has been taking place at Birmingham New Street as part of the station’s £600million rebuilding project, now that the scheme has reached the switchover point.

The Whisky Line: Home to many world famous brands of Scotch whisky, the story of Britain’s most northerly heritage line, the Keith & Dufftown Railway from its inception to preservation is told by Ron Smith.

A dozen signalboxes for the whole of Britain: Replacing 800 manual signalboxes with just 12 regional operating centres is a massive task. Steven Knight reports on how Network Rail will achieve it.

100-year-old signalboxes control one of Europe’s busiest ports: Chris Booth takes a look at the remnants of the Great Central Railway’s power signalling, that was installed at Immingham more than 100 years ago.

Rail Tourers’ Guide 2013: Some great railway holiday ideas for home and abroad in our biannual guide.

A new loco for the Lynton & Barnstaple: John Stretton reports on the plan to build a Baldwin replica of L&B’s Lyn


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