Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
THE ONES WE LOVED - Ex-BR traction inspector Harry Friend presents the professional's guide to the top classes
TRACTION HOTSPOTS - A selection of recent happenings on the contemporary traction scene AC/DC - Electric loco variety has taken a battering over the years. Traction compensates! VIDEO POLL WINNERS - Readers vote for their favourite classes - and the result differs from Harry Friend's! PRESERVATION'S PULLING POWER - There may be a paucity of decent motive power on Railtrack - but not on the private lines POINTS OF VIEW - "Fantastic! Magic! Brill" Our first letters page clearly shows we've given you what you want! CLASSIC CLASSES: DELTICS - Michael Timms traces the history of that most charismatic of locomotive types - the 55s SHOWCASE: PHOTO SPECIAL - The photographic portfolio with a difference PEAKS IN THE PEAKS - With FOUR Peaks, Peak Rail is probably the most appropriately named railway in Britain! ONES THAT GOT AWAY: FALCON - If only we knew then what we know now. The story of a bird that flew ... DIESELS UNDER SEMAPHORES - Vanishing along with the locomotives ... signals were so much a part of the scene DIESEL DINOSAURS - Philip Atkins and Colin Marsden blow the dust off the traction archives STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BOX - Rare colour photographs of brand new diesels under, and shortly after, construction STABLES / UNOFFICIAL NAMES - Hartlepool stabling point - and Part Two of our exclusive unofficial names list ON THE SCRAP HEAP? - Metal dealers are feeling the backlash of privatisation. Ashley Butlin has the story WHERE THE !*!*! ARE THEY? - The page in which Britain's 'shedbash' groups let the rest of us know what we missed SHUNTER SPOT - An extraordinary narrow gauge electric and some long-lost 0-4-Os feature in this issue GOD'S WONDERFUL DIESELS - Swindon Works turned out some fine machines. John Stretton relates the story TRACTION MODELLER - Keeping the modern traction modeller in touch with the latest news and views THE LIVERY PAGE - Another batch of pictures showing just how colourful our railways have become
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