Railways Illustrated - August 2016

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Hard Work Pays Off
Tucked away in a small corner of North East England, celebrity Class 37 37674 returns to life.

Coal on the LDECR
Chris Booth recounts 23 years of photographing coal trains along the LDECR.

Superb Swanage
This year’s Swanage Diesel Gala and Beer Festival attracted some outstanding visitors.

SVR’s Spring Spectacular
Wet weather did little to dampen the enthusiasm at the Severn Valley Railway’s Spring Diesel Festival, as Lewis Allin discovered.

Bulgarian Cans
Andi Walshaw reports from Ruse where at least five former UK-based Class 86s are being prepared for a new life in Bulgaria.

Out of the Blue pt3
Nigel Antolic continues his detailed account of the eradication of British Rail blue livery on Class 47s, focussing this month on 1988/89.

A Truly Dreadful Year
1973 is still remembered for power cuts, the oil crisis, miners’ strike and economic disruption, but how was the year for railways?




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