RE144: New Wrexham-London direct service begins
Inside the May issue:
• News: National Express drops it Class 90+Mk. 3 train plan for the ECML and joins several other TOCs all bidding to secure redundant Class 180 DMUs. Hull Trains, Grand Central and NXEC all plan service expansion and Wrexham & Shropshire services begin running. The DfT reveals plans for expanded ‘Pendolino’ fleet and 1,100 new EMU vehicles for Thameslink.
• Feature: Retrospectrum returns with a detailed look at the Railfreight Metals sub-sector livery complete with a history, full loco listing and some stunning images.
• Columns: Your favourite monthly reading – Railtours, Traction & Rolling Stock, Unitary Authority, Irish Angle, complete with superb supporting photography. There is a big surprise as DRS is to return 10 Class 66/4s to Porterbrook Leasing.
• Modelling: All the news including more surprise Heljan announcements and details of our next limited edition Hornby model which will take the form of the blue DB Schenker TCT Charity Class 60. We also feature Mike Anson’s superb 1970s Western Region diesel depot modelled to ‘P4’ standards.