Modern Railways - September, 2018

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Highland splendour
A Highland main line photo feature

New train boom persists
An update on current rolling stock orders

c2c’s Italian job
The Essex Thameside operator in focus

East West Rail – detailed proposals revealed
Plans for the new line

Community rail – how to shift up a gear
Jerry Swift argues for legislative overhaul

Tamar Valley value
Contribution of West Country branch line highlighted

InnoTrans – the best of rail
A look at what is in store at the September trade show

Rail wheel revolution
Yellow Rail’s RaiLathe described

Reliable relays for rolling stock
Mors Smitt’s product portfolio


An introduction from the Assistant Editor

Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
Ian Walmsley and the superannuated anoraks tour Scotland

Readers comment on topical issues around the railway today

Blood and Custard
Our diary column

Moving Wheels
Rolling stock news

Our monthly look at changes on the national network

Recent appointments

In Business and small ads
Latest happenings in industry

High Speed 2
Euston approach works

Crossrail update
The project officially goes over budget

Between the Lines
Chris Stokes on TransPennine, SWR and the Adonis Flyer

Alan Williams
Our pundit discusses the TransPennine route upgrade plans


News Front
East Coast partnership plans; Deep Tube contract legal challenge; ScotRail Class 385s enter service; HS2 train specification in focus

Rail Freight
Gascoigne Wood hub proposed; disruption at the Port of Felixstowe

Infrastructure News
Steventon Bridge rebuilding refused; Werrington dive-under approved

Informed Sources
SWR power supply problems; Thameslink timetable trouble timeline; new train TIN-watch update

Europe View
Keith Fender presents a round-up of news from across the Channel