Railways Illustrated - September 2017

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On the footplate... Class 73/9
John Waddington enjoys a footplate ride aboard one of GR Railfreight’s recently converted 73/9s at the head of a Caledonian sleeper service to Fort William.

The Whistler Railtour
Chris Booth recounts an extraordinary railtour that took a Scottish Class 40 to Portsmouth Harbour in February 1978.

Nostalgia – Wath Road Junction
Peter Harris provides a glimpse of the once busy area in 1977, when coal was still king.

The Demise of the Class 08
Alex Fisher examines the decline of the ubiquitous Class 08 shunter, once numbering almost a thousand but today only clinging on as a handful around the UK.

Summer Galas
A pictorial look at some of the June and July diesel galas.

London Calling
The London termini north of the Thames were once a hive of loco-hauled commuter services.  Ian McLean recounts a visit on October 21, 1983.