Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
News - It really is the end of the line for loco-haulage on the Rhymney line.
Preservation - As we commence the new year. here's some gala dates for your diary. Bye bye 'Baby Deltic' - David Petaval considers the history of the ill-fated Class 23 Bo-Bos Tbe garden telegraph - Steve Burdett asks: What did we do before we had modern gadgets?' Give me a 'Thousand' - Sean Greenslade reveals what the railwaymen really thought of 'Westerns' and other locos they worked with. Mixed traffic - A photographic miscellany featuring some different workings from 2006. Striking a chord with electric - Paul Harrison celebrates two anniversaries - plus a chance to win a copy of his commemorative booklet. Snow on the Joint - Phil Bevan presents some seasonal views from 1979. From the other side - Kirk Martin presents an alternative view of the Great Central Railway Diesel Gala from the footplate. The 'Stug' sextet - Dave Mitcheti presents a selection of his pictures highlighting the Class 37/9s at work and between duties. The last days of the 'Deltics' - In T147 we asked for your memories of the final workings of Class 55s on BR and your correspondence is still coming in! Here is a first selection. TPO - We have also had some mail on non- 'Deltic' related matters! Laira apprentice - end of an era - Ian Harris concludes his account of working life at the famous depot. Review - Some recent reading and viewing material for your consideration. Piccadilty forties - Steven H Wtts was at Manchester to record Class 40s on passenger duties in 1985 ands was back last November Cover: The driver of D 1016 Western Gladiator waits for the right away at Liskeard with the Penzance-Paddingtor 'Cornish Riviera' on September 21,1975 1016 was withdrawn at Laira depot in December that year.