News - 20s, 31s, 33s, 37s, 47s, 59s - they're all in the news this month. Paul Furtek presents the latest gen and photographs.
Traction action - Details of some worthy trips and preservation events
Classic classes: the 40s part IV - Paul Hill brings his definitive history of the Class 40s up to date.
Go west young man - Allan C. Baker relates his experiences as Fleet Manager of the South Wales Freight Area and offers some opinions on the locomotives he had to work with.
Showcase - Eight pages of photographs featuring locomotives in action - past and present.
Open all hours - A railtour to Tinsley Open Day - what could possibly go wrong? Not the Railtour Review revived by David Maxey.
Rats, mooses AND OTHER scottish wildlife - Pip Dunn recalls some more memorable moves and - for good measure - a culinary experiment unlikely to be repeated.
Celtics on freight - Some rare shots capturing Class 55s on secondary duties.
Co-Bos in decline - Ian Appleby remembers a fascinating and often-overlooked class - the Metropolitan-Vickers Type 2s
Class 37 north wales passenger diagrams summer '96 - There's more 'hot' loco-haulage behind 37/4s to look forward^to from June 2.
Traction traumas - This month, in the first article of a two-part feature, Professor Alan Earsnhaw considers the implications of the accident at Hixon in January 196&
Mind your head -there's A deltic coming - What was a 'Deltic' doing at Didcot? Mike HaUam-Rudd explains how Tulyar became a 'film star* for a day.
Welsh valleys freight - Mark Rawlinson of 'Freightmaster' has the details of where to go and what to see on the valley lines in South Wales.
Competition - Win a set of five limited edition prints - worth £75.00 - from Traction Art Studios.
TPO - A further selection of your photographs and letters.
Traction modelling - Including small and large scale 'Deities'.
East coast variety - Three different classes in three different liveries in four minutes in 1996 - honest! David Percival presents the proof.
Cover photograph: 47 145 Merddin Emrys hauls the 4S59 Southampton-Coatbridge freightliner service north of Bramley on May 13 1993. No. 47 145 was one of the featured locomotives at the open day at its home depot, Tinsley, on Saturday, April 27.
Contents Page: A line-up of classic classes at Gateshead depot on Sunday, March 26 1972. From left to nght 'Deltic' 9008 The Green Howards, Brush Type 4 No. 1991 (later 47 242) and Class 40 No. 258.