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In this issue

THE RETRO YEARS: JUNE
Another delve into the archives reveals classic shots from the month of June in years gone by.

0-60 RECAP
During a pause in the series for lockdown, we take a detailed look at the results so far with a breakdown into locomotives and units, diesels and electrics.

Government Gives Support To Heavy And Light Rail Operations

Travel restrictions result in passenger journeys declining by 95%.

Government Gives Support To Heavy And Light Rail Operations

2 mins

TV show celebrates railway architecture

Ten-part series goes behind the scenes to examine the stories behind many of our most famous structures.

TV show celebrates railway architecture

2 mins

Powerscene

Our authoritative class-by-class review of newsworthy locomotive workings.

10+ mins

LU struggles to cope

Month two of lockdown puts a strain on staff, passengers and Transport for London finances.

LU struggles to cope

2 mins

Cutdown HYA fleet in focus

A guide to the HYA and IIA bogie coal hoppers that have been shortened in length and given a range of liveries for different traffic flows.

Cutdown HYA fleet in focus

3 mins

Obituary: John Farrow

The railway industry mourns the passing of a railtour great, famed for enthusiast tours, innovation and raising money for charity.

Obituary: John Farrow

2 mins

VDA to ZCA ‘Sea Urchin' conversion

There are several ways to model the 1992 ZCA ‘Sea Urchin’ air braked ballast and spoil carriers built on redundant VDA air braked van underframes. The wagons can be built on the underframes of Bachmann VDA and OTA models as conversions or from a kit by S Kits. A Bachmann VDA van and OTA were used to build the ZCAs shown in this article using simple styrene techniques and a little scratch building.

VDA to ZCA ‘Sea Urchin' conversion

9 mins

‘Tug-12' Glyder Fawr

Hornby’s model of Class 60 No. 60015 Bow Fell was released late in 2019 and was found to have several significant livery errors. Whilst a simple renumbering project was not possible as a result; a minimal reworking project with accurate transfers, nameplates and Trainload Freight livery paints transforms the model.

‘Tug-12' Glyder Fawr

8 mins

The Retro Years: June

A selection of archive images of June workings in years gone by.

The Retro Years: June

4 mins

0 to 60! Just how nimble are today's locos and units, and what's the quickest off the mark?

Lockdown means our performance trials are on hold, but the break offers a chance for some analysis of what we have seen so far.

0 to 60! Just how nimble are today's locos and units, and what's the quickest off the mark?

3 mins

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Rail Express Magazine Description:

PublisherMortons

CategoryAutomotive

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyMonthly

RAIL EXPRESS is Britain's favourite modern rail enthusiast title. Undoubtedly the best for modern traction photography, the magazine keeps readers informed and entertained with undiluted coverage of Britain's railways in the diesel and electric era. First produced in 1996, RE has set a new standard for the hobby, with a clean design, high quality paper and the best reproduction. January 2008 saw the magazine relaunched in an innovative 'supersize' format, showing off the ground-breaking contents to the best advantage. Every issue includes news and analysis covering the present day railway scene, plus the latest preservation developments. Also inside: RAIL EXPRESS Modeler - Diesel & Electric era modeling magazine

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