Railways Illustrated - August 2013

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It’s all in the planning
How to organise a diesel gala

Closures and withdrawals
Good Year, Bad Year looks at 1981

Going on a summer holiday
Loco haulage to Skegness in 1984

Value on a Daytripper
£6 for the freedom of the West Midlands

Changing face of Railfreight
Railfreight scenes then and now

On The Cover

Class 40s reunited at Barrow Hill
More Class 66s for GBRf
Eight-strong line up at North Norfolk gala
So you want to organise a diesel gala?
1981 – was it good year or a bad year?
NRM faces closure threat

The Big News

Three Peak challenge special train
New Vossloh electric locos for UK?
Turkish Class 70 moves to Eastleigh
Hatfield line reopens
DB gains Channel Tunnel access
WCR Class 33 on the comeback trail
NR modifies its Class 57s
50019 retired for overhaul
GCRN brings in the guests


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