Railways Illustrated - December 2013

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FEATURES

Virgin changes its outlook
An update on the Virgin Trains fleet and operations

Looking into the crystal ball
What could the railway’s fleet look like in ten years?

The killer crash
Good Year Bad Year looks back at 1988 and the Clapham crash

More than just locos
The Class 20 Locomotive Society in profile

Reconnecting in the Rother Valley
Plans to connect the Rother Valley Railway to the KESR

On Government Business
Current MoD traffic detailed

THE BIG NEWS

New bogies for D9015 Tulyar

Progress on Baby Deltic construction

AHDO born with first conference

Colas adds 56s to fleet

West Coast fleet expands with 37s and 47

Another Class 20 back on the main line

HSTs head to heritage lines

ON THE COVER

Class 47s visit Wick

Two more years for FGW

RHTTs start for autumn leaf-busting

The fleet in a decade’s time

Tornado team plans its own trains

FIVE steam locos to leave Mid Hants

Cambrian Class 37s in the 80s

REGULARS

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