Railways Illustrated - Mar 2017

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Western Tribute
It is forty years since British Rail retired the Class 52 Westerns. Editor Mark Nicholls recalls the popular diesel hydraulics.

Gateshead Depot
The Newcastle depot was one of BR’s largest; Alex Fisher looks back at its history.

The Pre-TOPS Four
Four Brush Type 4 locos didn’t survive long enough to be renumbered under the BR TOPS system. Nigel Antolic chronicles what led to the quartet’s demise.

The Double Dunts
Garry Wilson recounts some fascinating stories from his time at Dundee and Perth depots in the 1980s and 90s.

A Tents moment in Scotland
Pip Dunn made several trips north to Scotland to enjoy loco haulage in the summer of 1992.

Gas Turbine Locomotives
Evan Green-Hughes explores an alternative to diesels or electrics – the gas turbine.