14 THE APPLE OF THEIR EYE
The campaign to reopen the March to Wisbech ‘Bramley Line’ gathers pace.
16 THE LOST ART OF THE TELEPHOTO
Currently largely out of fashion in railway photography, using a lens with a focal length greater than 300mm brings a new dimension to the subject, as these images show.
24 0-60: CLASS 159
They are used on inter-city services, but do they have the performance to match?
27 DISTRICT LINE 150
Celebrating LU’s second oldest line
31 TIME TRAVELLER
Looking back to decades past
32 REVIEWS & MAILBAG
A selection of books; plus letters on Class 56 ‘top hats’ and ‘Q’ stock mix up
M20 SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS
The best ways to get Rail Express every month
8 HEADLINE NEWS
Network Rail shake-up sees the return of five regions; Cornish open day; ‘Deltic’ failure mars comeback tour; Northern Powerhouse rail reveals strategic plan; First shotts line electric; RDG promises fares reform; New wall for Dawlish; NER Autocar wins two HRA Awards; Gospel Oak ‘Aventra’ testing starts; Agreement nears on driver-only control.
Class 50 Thunder to make welcome return to main line passenger service
‘Grid’ to undergo bogie swap, ‘Hoover’ arrives at new home of Great Railway; More ‘108s’ for Llangollen; Another ‘37’ for sale; RTC-liveried ‘Goyle’ to go tour.
79 POWER BY THE HOUR
Ex –GWR Porterbrook power cars placed into store; HST enters service with Hull Trains.
Notable workings from the last month, plus Name Game and Spectrum
DHUs out, EMUs in on the ‘GOBLIN’
Hanson shunters in focus
More HST stock arrives at Long Marston
New flask wagons delivered
96 IRISH ANGLE
Irish Rail report healthy freight traffic