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NEWS:
HEADLINE NEWS - Severn Valley Ralway sells Galatea; EPS reviews overnight services; Peace at last betwen Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland? Leeds Supertram moves closer; New BR chairman appointed; Flying Scotsman's visit to North York Moors is off; Two-tone green Class 47 to live-on; BR Board halts new liveries; Great Central to lay double-track throughout; Steam over the Lickey next, says Days Out; Class 92s enter revenue-earning service; Churnet valley line sold; Glimmer of hope for West Highland steam; Ongar society announces plans; EPBs bow out;
STEAM NEWS - A1 Tornado to be erected in Darlington; Keighley & Worth Valley in commuter proposal; Former Special Trains man heads new railtour operation; GreatCentral's 8F enters traffic; 'King' No. 6024 King Edward I bows out; Famous wartime names meet at Mid-Hants; Three Pacifics line-up for West Anglia steam event; Loco shed to benefit from bike ride; Hope for City of Birmingham; Norwegian Mogul returns to traffic, plus the regular Steam News Portfolio.
NARROW GAUGE NEWS - Fairbourne Railway sold; Manx International Railway Festival launch; Cleethorpes to hold Bassett-Lowke gala; Disabled coach for Romney line; Unusual gauge loco to be restored; Justine retires at North Gloucs.
TRACTION & ROLLING STOCK NEWS - Res hit by loco naming fever; Upgraded facilities at St Philip's Marsh; Wembley Intercity depot to close;Class 33 failure hits enthusiasts; HSTs named at Plymouth; New sleepers for Wagon-Lits;
PRESERVED TRACTION NEWS - Mid-Hants diesel gala may be its last; Class 25 f   goes 'Dutch'; SVR diesel diagrams outlined;
Class 40 'Aureol' standed by bogie crack; 'Great Gable' to stay at Great Central for a year; Harry Needle buys two more shunters.
NETWORK NEWS - Royal Mail depot at Low Fell opens; More concerns over level crossing safety; Car giant Rover pulls out of Harwich; Eurostar fare range expanded; Great Eastern launches 'train miles'; 
OPERATIONS NEWS - Dawlish sea wall holed; Derailment near Corby damages three miles of track; More Res locos cover Cross Country loco shortage: WCML train hits car; More landslips on BR; Two Res Class 47s on Penzance-Bristol postal; Third Waterman Class 47 goes black

SPECIAL FEATURES:
1995 TIMETABLE REVIEW - John Cormack takes his bi-annual look at some of the major changes to the national timetable which take effect from May 28.
TAKING STEAM BACK HOME - Peckett 0-4-OST Hawarden returns to its former industrial workplace - British Steel's Shelton Works, along with the
unique and seldom-seen Robert Heath 0-4-0ST No. 6. Chris Milner reports on an unusual and nostalgic event.
PANORAMA - Another four-page selection of stunning and unusual railway photographs from Britain's cameramen in our regular feature, sponsored by Fuji.
THROUGH THE CHANNEL ON A YELLOW SUBMARINE - Until the Class 92 freight locos have been fully commissioned, Channel Tunnel freight is handled by French Class BB22000 locos. Chief correspondant Peter Semmens hitches a cab ride on one of the freight services handled by these SNCF locos.

STEAM:
1945: THE DAY SANITY RETURNED TO THE NATION'S RAILWAYS - Peter Semmens rekindless some wartime memories and outlines the state of the railways leading up to and beyond VE Day.
DONCASTER: A SHED WITH THE FEEL OF A WORKS - Big steam locomotive sheds were always a mecca for enthusiasts. Eric Sawford recalls his visits to Doncaster shed accompanied by his own photographs.
CORONATION DAY AT HUNTINGDON - While nearly everyone else was celebrating the Coronation of King George VI in 1937, Reg Batten recalls in words and photographs what he was doing on that day - photographing steam trains!

MODERN TRACTION: 
LAVs, pans AND DOUBLE CIGs - What the 'HAL' do they mean? Mike Jones looks into the history of Southern Region electric multiple unit classification and explains the meanings of the various terms.
BY THAMESLINK - The Thameslink service from Bedford to Brighton, connecting north and south London, has revolutionised cross-capital travel. John Heaton examines this dual-voltage railway.

REGULARS:
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RAILWAY ANSWERS
PRIVATISATION
PROGRESS
TRACTION GUIDE
UPDATE
SEEN & HEARD
COMING EVENTS

FRONT COVER: 'King' 4-6-0 No. 6024 'King Edward I' storms up Whitehall with the Newton Abbot-Swansea 'Exe-Tawe Express' on February 25. MIKE goodfield. Top inset: Royal Mail's new Class 325 (See news sections). darrenford. Lower: 5MT No.144767 at St. Pancras on March 25.

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