New issue: RE147 August 2008

RAIL EXPRESS No. 147RE147: First CrossCountry-liveried HST power car.
Inside the August issue:
News: Stobart Rail pulls the plug on its Pullman charter train operation after less than a year of operation. DRS Crewe Gresty Bridge open day success. Hitachi unveils its IEP contender – the SuperExpress, Siemens to build new Class 380 EMUs for Strathclyde services, while the DfT receives four bidders for the new Thameslink fleet replacement contract. Finally, the new owner of 55016 Gordon Highlander, HNRC, says the ‘Deltic’ may go for scrap!
Feature: Fifty years ago, the D800 ‘Warship’ diesel hydraulics were put into service on the Western Region. Hugh Dady, an acknowledged expert on the class provides a history of the well loved class and explains why they had only a short working life on BR.


Columns: Your favourite in-depth monthly reading – Railtours, Preservation, Traction & Rolling Stock, Unitary Authority, Irish Angle, complete with superb supporting photography. Some columns feature expanded pictorial coverage.
Modelling: All the latest news from the world of diesel and electric era modelling including in-depth coverage of the new items on display at the Bachmann Trade Open Day. We review the brand new Hornby Tope, Rudd and Clam wagons. The Mostyn team take a look at Class 25s, while Ronald Turner models a Network Rail generator fitted BG.

On sale on Friday, August 1st, at your local newsagent or via subscription – Please accept our apologies for the delayed appearance of this magazine.


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