Railways Illustrated - October, 2019

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Fleet Review

Heritage News

What’s Happening To…?

Steam News

Industrial News


From The Front Coach

Traction Action




Mk 5 Sleepers
Adrian Paul took a trip aboard the new Caledonian sleeper stock on July 7. His experience yielded indifferent results.

GA Skoda Finale
Adrian V Paul takes a brief look at the history of the Class 90 during their 15-year tenure on Norwich to London services.

Train Simulator World - Exclusive Preview
We look at the latest train simulator software from Dovetail.

Wheelslip Tech
Graeme Pickering finds out the latest in the fight against wheelslip, a scourge of the railways for decades.

HS2 – What if?
Editor Mark Nicholls questions whether Paddington might have been a better London terminus, had space still been available.

Summer Galas
Photo feature covering some of the summer diesel galas from around the UK.

Special Branch
Martin Magerrison recounts his time based at Bodmin Road, and some fascinating trips on the china clay hoods to Wenford.

They Tried to Run a Railway: Part 4
Ian McLean continues his examination of the London Midland Region’s control logs for January 1986. A testing month for all involved.