New issue: RE145 June 2008

RAIL EXPRESS No. 145RE145: Every little helps!
Inside the June issue:
News: Second ‘Tesco Express’ service to start as Scottish intermodal flows win grant aid. Grand Central is in meltdown as its power cars fall by the wayside. Old Oak Common depot is to close as Crossrail development is planned. Doncaster Crimpsall is demolished to make way for houses. New ‘Pendolinos’ are to be built in Italy. Fastline Freight starts coal operations, but with FirstGBRf traction and stock.
Feature: Wrexham & Shropshire is go. RAIL EXPRESS reports from the launch day. There is also a retrospective on the much loved London depot at Old Oak Common, with the news that EWS will be shutting the facility down.


Columns: Your favourite monthly reading – Railtours, Traction & Rolling Stock, Unitary Authority, Irish Angle, complete with superb supporting photography. Hanson Traction’s 56311 (56057) makes a return to the main line, while EWS starts work on 37670, only to abandon its planned reactivation.
Modelling: Nick Gurney’s outstanding Holland Park container terminal layout is the star feature of this issue. In news, there are announcements for a Class 205 ‘Thumper’ DEMU and Class 14 ‘Teddy Bear’ Type 1 in 4mm scale, while the mini-modelling magazine also includes ordering details for our latest special and limited edition models of Railfreight Metals 37507 and Teenage Cancer Trust Class 60 60074.


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