16 SOUTHERN LEGACY
We conclude our look at BR’s ﬁrst generation units with a focus on its third-rail ﬂeet.
22 ‘POWDERJETS’ IN PROFILE
Detailing the PCA ﬂeet of cement wagons
24 THE ‘SILVER QUEENS’
Continuing the cement wagon theme with a look at the PCV ﬂeet
28 0-60: CLASS 379
Timing ‘Electrostars’ on the Stansted line
31 TIME TRAVELLER
June headlines from the past ﬁve decades
A selection of modern traction books
33 EXPRESS MAILBAG
Elusive locos; Shirebrook VOP; Bruton station
80 SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS
The best ways to get Rail Express every month.
6 HEADLINE NEWS
Full round-up from Long Rock open day; Abellio takes over East Midlands; Final GWR HSTs; LSL acquires electro-diesels; Two-year delay to full Crossrail start; DC ‘Grids’ power stone traffic; Extension for Southeastern; Inverness gains wheel lathe; ‘Leg up’ for Bletchley ﬂyover; First ‘D-Train’ enters service; Lakeside diesels return.
73 LU WORLD
Return of No. 12 Sarah Siddons imminent.
Farewell trip planned to Cottam Power Station.
‘Slugs’ move to Battleﬁeld Line; NER Autocar in action; Great Central ‘101’ back in traffic; Garw Valley holds open day; HNRC ‘20’ and ‘47’ for East Lancs summer gala.
79 POWER BY THE HOUR
First bodyshell for the Class 56 to 69 conversion programme goes for painting.
Notable workings, Name Game, and Spectrum
Eversholt begins Class 313 disposals
Clayton Bo-Bo for Tata
More HST stock goes into store.
Snowploughs head for new homes.
96 IRISH ANGLE
New transport hub for Belfast.