Railways Illustrated - Apr 2017

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Renationalisation – Yes or No?
The desire to take the UK’s railways wholly back into public ownership is as strong as ever. Editor Mark Nicholls considers the pros and cons.

Eastleigh Open Day 1992
Adrian Willats recalls the sunny and warm open day at Eastleigh, near Southampton, in September 1992.

They tried to run a railway
The wonderful world of the control office could be an interesting but often frustrating place. Ian McLean presents details from the London Midland Region control log for the first week of 1986.

You start when?
Garry Wilson describes some of the weird shift patterns and recounts several interesting duties while he was at Perth Depot.

Photo of the year competition 2016
The top three entries and successful winners are announced.

A Tents moment in Scotland pt2
Continuing his Scottish adventures in the summer of 1992, Pip Dunn recounts successful journeys to Oban and Inverness with Class 26s.

On the footplate – Class 86s
John Waddington takes to the footplate for a ride on a Freightliner Class 86 between Coatbridge and Carlisle.




European News

In the Stores

Industrial News

Heritage News

What’s Happening To…?


From The Front Coach

Steam News

In Box/Rumours

Traction Action



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