Railways Illustrated - April 2016

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Class 56 – Back to the Future
Leicester-based UK Rail Leasing has ambitious but measured plans to reengineer Class 56s for the railfreight sector.

Schoolboy Tales pt9
Editor Mark Nicholls recalls trips to Horwich Works and a return to Scotland.

Age is no Barrier
Class 20s, which date from the 1960s, played a vital part in GB Railfreight’s quest to deliver its RHTT contractual requirements to Network Rail last autumn.

A Day Out at Doncaster
Ian McLean explains and Gavin Morrison illustrates just how varied the UK rail scene was 40 years ago.

Good Year Bad Year
It’s 1960 and the start of the ‘swinging sixties’ and major changes to Britain’s railways.

Classic Trains – When you were in no rush
Travelling from Carlisle to Glasgow via the South Western route was longer, and more leisurely, and being diesel-hauled and having a rich variety of traction. Pip Dunn takes a closer look.

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