Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
News - It's the end of an era as National Express takes over the East Coast route, Freightliner orders 30 new locomotives from General Electric and The DfT publishes a 160-plus page specification for the Intercity Express Project!
News in pictures - A pair of EWS Class 37s help out on the sleeper 'drags'. Network Rail debuts its new de-icer stock. Trans-Pennine commences Anglo-Scottish services. Reviews - A special pre-Christmas edition takes a look at some of the new books that -light be filling your stocking, with a closer look at a new Scottish album. Time Traveller - December 1977 was bad news for the Class 74s, but December 1987 was good news for Bournemouth line passengers. Take a trip down memory lane. Preservation - 'ne East Lancashire Railway is to commemorate 20 years of diesel galas with a big 'all preservation' bash next summer. BR blue 37308 is saved from scrap! Railtours RAIL EXPRESS' correspondent reviews the final Silverlink farewell railtour, one of two trips in November. We also provide first details of 2008's programme. Retrospectrum: Trainload Petroleum - The third of our specials on the former Railfreight sub-sector colour scheme provides the definitive illustrated history of the Petroleum division's locos. Traction & Rolling Stock - With all your favourite, columns and listings. Last month's franchise changes see pool changes for HST stock. Freightliner reactivates three Class 57/Os. Mess room Relax with our light-hearted look at recent new stories including the sacking of the "voice of the underground'. Includes a seasonal quick quiz. Centre: RAIL EXPRESS Modeller: All the news from the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition. Heljan's new Class 58 and 'Falcon' models are reviewed, while we also pass a critical eye over new models from Graham Parish. ||B^^"