Railways Illustrated - April 2013

£4.70 (Approx $5.90 or €5.33)



Trawsfynydd Type 2s
Class 31s in the final days of the Welsh branch

Rail Ale news
Rail Ale festivals

Rail Ale guide
Full listing of pubs close to heritage railways

Nine lives
The lives of Haymarket’s nine Class 47s

Pilot schemes
Provincial’s S&C pilot specials

What Beeching did for Railfreight
MGRs, Freightliners and rationalisation


Traction Action
In The Stores and Stock Changes
Charter News
Heritage News
What’s Happening To…?
News Pictorial
Industrial News
Steam News
In Box
The Railways Illustrated Diary
Away From The Rails

The Big News

SVR buys Class 09

HS2 plan announced

DRS sends locos for scrap

Class 14 anniversary event planned

Swanage gala visitors line up

On The Cover

37401 heads for preservation at Bo’ness

East Coast’s James Bond Skyfall train

Rolling stock fleet report

Class 31s to Trawsfynydd

Rail Ale special

NRM withdraws City of Truro

How Beeching changed railfreight