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The Railway Magazine, February 1990 Issue

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Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
NEWS & NOTES - A call for a 'direct line' to Stranraer; class 471 mock-up revealed; all change at Guildford; delays over new train orders; Channel Tunnel update.
MAILBAG - Readers have their say on everything from squealing 'Sprinters' to rebuilding signalbox.
FIVE MILES A MINUTE - The TGV-Atlantique has lifted theconventional rail speed record to a staggering 301-5 mph. Peter Semmens rides France's super-train.
REIGN OF THE BRITS - Philip Johnson remembers the short- lived reign of the magnificent 'Britannia' Pacifies, broken up like other BR standard steam classes well before their time.
CAB DEVELOPMENTS - Former BR driver Colin Marsden shows how modem traction driving cabs have changed over the years.
RIDING THE 'COG' - Ian Robinson visits the 'little trains that could'a€and still cana€"on America's Mount Washington Cog Railway.
FIGHTING FOR A '47' - Simon Ulley tells of the Class 47 Locomotive Society's plans to rescue and restore one of dieselisation's most popular locomotive types.
4472 COMES HOME - After a tour of Australia which re- wrote the record books, A3 Pacific No. 4472 Flying Scotsman is home again. We have some superb photos to record the event, plus memories of its final fling Down Under.
STOCK REVIEW - Platform 5 Publications keep readers up to date with all the traction and stock changes for this month.
SHREWSBURY BOX - Brian Robbins visits the superb Severn Bridge Junction signalbox at Shrewsbury, which is soon to be decommissioned.
GWR ELECTRICS! - Michael J. Smith dispels the notion that the Great Western Railway had no interest in electric trains.
CHASING 'COPS' - John Stretton recalls the days when, sustained by soggy cheese and tomato sandwiches, he roamed far and wide in search of engine number*.
THE 'TALIESIN' PROJECT - A single Fairlie locomotive will be seen once more on the Festiniog Railway a€" and the project is ahead of schedule, writes John Nutting.
GOING...GOING...GONE! - In his second Railwayana article, John Mander describes the harvest of Railwayana that keeps turning up at today's auctions.
DEATH OF A BRANCH - John A. M. Vaughan recalls with sadness the atmospheric Carbis branch, which closed at the etid of last summer.
TANFIELD PROGRESS - Tony Porter visits the history-rich Tanfield Railway and looks at the preservation progress so far.
YEARS APART - Two scenes from the same spot on the Tanfield Railwaya€"with more than 50 years between them.
MUSEUM PIECE - The Hyvinkaa Railway Museum in Finland is described by Peter Semmens.

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