Railway Magazine 2003 February UK rail FIrst Pendolina to Manchester Regulator

Railway Magazine 2003 February UK rail FIrst Pendolina to Manchester Regulator

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Railway Magazine 2003 February UK rail FIrst Pendolina to Manchester Regulator
 
The Railway Magazine 2003 February
News
4 Headline News
Virgin's Pendolino sets timing records with non-stop run from London to Manchester; "The good times are over" warns SRA chief as cuts loom on the horizon; Poor deal for rail in Government's .5bn transport plan; Selby crash impact speed was a highest-ever 142mph; GCR sell 'Black Five'; handout for Connex; 'Princess' bridge bash; c2c units in 100mph ECML test.
Features
14 A New Class at School
Michael J. Collins tells of the shock he and his schoolmates had as A3 Pacifics suddenly began running past their school window in Keighley.
20 East Extenders
Brian Perren reports on the
million project to extend the East London line.
26 The Groom School of Driving
Footplate courses can also widen the knowledge of more experienced steam drivers wishing to try their hands at other classes. Robin Russell explains.
31 All Hooked Up
In this month's Practice & Performance, Peter Semmens reveals that couplings do a lot more than just keep carriages and wagons together.
36 The other Electro-Diesels
Many British enthusiasts are unaware that a fleet of electro-diesels have been busy in America for the past 40 years. Kim Fullbrook reports.
45 Panorama Special
To mark the 25th anniversary of Colour-Rail, proprietor Ron White choses a selection of his favourite photographs from the new catalogue.
Track Record
THE RAILWAY MAGAZINE'S MONTHLY NEWS DIGEST
56 Steam News
Beattie well-tank returns to Bodmin; More grants for North Norfolk; New ,000 retail shop at Bluebell;
New name for the Midland Railway Centre; Tenders invited for South Devon bridge repair.
64 Narrow Gauge
66 Traction & Stock
GBRf orders more Class 66s; Chiltern axes first class; Major order for Irish Rail; 300th Turbostar vehicle named; New livery for Fragonset; Scotrail says farewell to Class 303 EMUS.
69 Network News
12 Metro News
13 Special Pages
75 Rail Tourer
78 Classic Traction
81 Fight for Freight
82 Operations News
88 Traction Update

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