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This instalment includes a tribute to the Southern’s four REPs, four TCs and 33/1s working the Bournemouth-Weymouth line, soon to be electrified, and a Weymouth Quay cab ride. There is also a feature on the Stranraer Route in SW Scotland, a line which still includes many ex-GSWR signals and signal boxes – and main line steam on the Southern at last, from Salisbury to Yeovil. Plus the only known cine film of the Didcot, Newbury & Southampton Railway!
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Rest in Peace-REPs: A tribute to the Southern’s four REPs, four TCs and 33/1s working the Bournemouth to Weymouth line, which is soon to be electrified. Includes a Weymouth Quay cab ride.
Cab Ride – Dover Western Docks to Willesden: A Class 47 journey over the Southern’s ex-South Eastern line from Dover Western Docks to Willesden on the LMR, seen from the driving seat.
BR Today: A feature on the Stranraer Route in South West Scotland, a line which still includes many ex-GSWR signals and signal boxes.
Departmental Department: A first look at some of the Engineers’ vehicles, including new liveried Research Department stock.
Southern Steam: Main line steam on the Southern at last! First running of steam on the ex-LSWR main line from Salisbury to Yeovil. Salisbury-Yeovil workings by 35028, 6998 and 4498 in October 1986.
Archive Film: Cam Camwell’s well-known 16mm film of BR in the 50s, featuring last day of the Welshpool and Llanfair, two Castles on the Severn Bridge and West Country branches, etc.
Preservation: The Severn Valley Revisited (Part One). A review of the southern half of this leader in preservation, featuring the Coal Tank, two Jubilees, the first Black 5, a Jinty on a goods, etc, from Kidderminster to Arley.
The Didcot, Newbury & Southampton Railway: Kevin Robertson gives an insight into this long-closed railway, illustrated by slides and the only known cine film.
News: Locomotive exchanges (1466, 5572, Mountaineer), Main Line Steam (7F, two Black 5s, Gresleys, etc), New Stations (Tiverton Parkway, Cwmbran), International Train, 58s, 31s, two 33s, S&C Local Trains, Eastleigh Open Day, S15 restored on NYMR, Jubilee at Southport, etc.
Cover Photo: In February 1965, 46519 passes Barmouth Bridge – soon to be a reality again!