RE138: Super depots, super magazine
Inside the November issue:
• News: Crossrail is go, but there is controversy over an alleged south east bias. EWS are on a winning streak, with new MoD and coal train contracts, but Allerton depot in Liverpool is to close following the Arriva take over of Cross Country. Grand Central’s start up is delayed and Hull Trains resorts to loco-hauled to replace its damaged ‘Pioneer’.
• Features: Two new high-speed depots open at Ashford and Temple Mills – RAIL EXPRESS gives the details. Murray Brown visits ‘One’ Railways’ Crown Point depot in Norwich, while our popular Retrospectrum series looks at the triple-grey Railfreight Distribution scheme.
• Columns: All your favourite monthly reading – Railtours, Traction & Rolling Stock, Unitary Authority, Irish Angle, etc.
• Modelling: Two Railfreight Distribution locomotives are modelled, Nos. 37252 and 47209 Herbert Austin, while the Mostyn team describes the scratchbuild of its brand new continuous welded rail train. In reviews, REM takes a look at Bachmann’s low-emissions Class 66.