RE135: Best value, best pictures
Inside the August issue:
• News: Franchise shake up sees Arriva grab Cross Country, Stagecoach win in the East Midlands and Govia in the West Midlands. Fastline and Victa Westlink announce new orders for Class 66s. HNRC to run stone trains for Lafarge.
• Features: Former EWS boss Ed Burkhardt gives an insider’s view of the past, present and future operations of EWS following the DB takeover. Time Traveller special – 40 years ago DP2 was destroyed in an accident at Thirsk.
• Columns: All your favourite monthly reading – Railtours, Traction & Rolling Stock, Unitary Authority, Irish Angle, etc.
• Modelling: Nuclear is the theme for this month’s Modeller’s Guide, with photography, formations, and wagon drawings. REM reviews Bachmann’s new Class 47, VAA/VBA vans and TEA tanker, while Farish and Dapol ‘N’ items are also covered.