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Latest Issue: December 2014



Investing for the future
David Sexton explains the HLOS process

Not only cars at Cowley
Chiltern wants to reintroduce passenger services

Cinderella joins the ball
The Midland main line is set to be electrified

Fine restoration
Entries in the National Railway Heritage Awards

Riding out the recession
Train miles are on the up despite the economy

Transport powers for Manchester mayor
Devolution should speed up developments

America looks to the future
The rail scene in the USA


An introduction from the Editor

Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
Ian Walmsley views Class 56s in Leicester

Blood and custard
Our diary column

Readers comment on topical issues around the railway today

Moving Wheels
Rolling stock news

Our monthly look at changes on the national network

In Business and small ads
Latest happenings in industry

Recent appointments

Crossrail update
Tottenham Court Road progress

Alan Williams
A call for Uckfield electrification


News Front
Eurostar welcomes e320s and orders more; HS2 contracting strategy unveiled; EMUs recommended for ‘Norwich in 90’

Rail Freight
GBRf’s trial stone flow; more Ecofret container flats for Freightliner and GBRf

Infrastructure News
EGIP wires contract awarded; Taylor Woodrow wins Filton Four Tracking

Informed Sources
Captain Deltic reviews a swoop on the redundant D78 stock by a trans-Atlantic buccaneer

Europe View
Keith Fender presents a round-up of news from across the Channel

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