Railways Illustrated - Feb 2017

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Railfreight 2016 Review
Last year was one of consolidation for the railfreight industry, with downturns in coal and steel traffic, but better performance by the aggregate and intermodal sectors.

Classic Trains – In the Club
In 1991, loco-hauled trains returned to some commuter services from Manchester Victoria to Blackpool and Southport.

Teacher’s Tales Pt 3
Biology teacher John Williams concludes the story of his time leading the Desborough School Railways Society.

National Railway Heritage Awards
Robin Leleux describes three of the best winning entries from the total of 43 received from public and heritage railways in the UK and Ireland.

Nottingham to Newark
John Illingworth looks back at the line’s manual signalling, recently consigned to history.

National Treasures – Reedham
David Staines visits one of East Anglia’s most picturesque railway sites to capture images of a bygone era.

Crewe Works Open Day 1984
Adrian Willats recalls scrap lines, signal posts and Scottish pound notes...

(Re) Turn Again Whittington
Paul Aitken relives a visit looking for old railway sidings in Whittington, Derbyshire, not far from Barrow Hill.

A Truly Horrible Year
The year 2003 that holds many bitter memories for the people of Britain. Evan Green-Hughes wonders if this unfortunate time had any redeeming features.




European News

Heritage News

What’s Happening To…?


From The Front Coach

Steam News

In Box/Rumours

Industrial News

Traction Action

In the Stores