Railways Illustrated - May 2017

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News Special – Colas Fleet

In the Stores

Heritage News

What’s Happening To…?


Steam News

From The Front Coach

Industrial News

Traction Action


In Box/Rumours



Bridging the Gap
The Ordsall Chord project is set to revolutionise services around Manchester and the North West.

The Dorset Line
Stephen Roberts heads west from Bournemouth to Weymouth to explore the history of the western extremities of the third rail network.

D6300s around Filton
Rare images of North British Type 2 diesel hydraulics around Filton during the 1960s.

56135 – Coming or Going?
Keith Bulmer recalls a fault at Gateshead Depot that had the simplest of solutions.

Railway Heritage on a Farm
The rural Mangapps Railway Museum offers a wide range of activities, displays and memorabilia, as well as a working railway.

The Single Coach Train
Single car trains have been part of the railway for decades, but as Evan Green-Hughes explains, their days could be numbered.

Sand Trains to Worksop
Worksop was once synonymous with coal trains. However, as Chris Booth recounts, there were also sand trains serving the Co-operative Wholesale Society