A GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE
Using virtual reality to train rail engineers.
MANCHESTER VICTORIA 175
The station celebrates a major milestone.
60 years of change on the Western Region.
0-60: CLASS 444
Third rail but second rate?
THEN & NOW: MILTON KEYNES
Spot the difference over 10 years.
The best ways to get Rail Express every month.
News headlines from decades past.
REVIEWS & EXPRESS MAILBAG
More on First Generation DMUs; plus a
selection of new books.
Could there be a return to the ‘Big Four’?; Class 50s commemorate Waverley Route closure; DB’s share of freight continues to fall; Freightliner to take over Mendip Rail stone trains; Colas sells locos to Beacon Rail; Cumbrian ‘Tractors’ bow out; Damaged tram-trains laid up; South East drives rail growth; Bi-modes for ROG postal trains; Barking Riverside contract awarded.
Finances affect Piccadilly Line upgrade.
‘Deltic’ to visit Harrogate and Cleethorpes.
No. 47712 will return to the main line; ‘Whistler’ suffers boiler problems; IDRS acquires EM2 bogies; East Lancs Railway Sulzer event kicks off 2019 gala season.
POWER BY THE HOUR
Preparations for TPE ‘68s’ continue.
Notable workings, Name Game and Spectrum.
Northern receives more units from ScotRail.
NS ‘08s’ still proving useful.
GWR hands back more HSTs.
New livery for Freightliner MWAs.
‘Santa Specials’ provide traction variety.
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