- Bachmann and the London Transport Museum have teamed up to launch a OO-Gauge model of the new S-Stock. They’ve also confirmed they’re suitable for at least 2nd radius curves. ALL THE EXCITEMENT!
- Hornby have some fancy new graphics of their upcoming GWR Collett coaches.
- Engineers in Cardiff use giant “Lego” bricks to reduce engineering work disruption.
- Network Rail strike. I’ve lost track of how many times it’s on again off again… Well, It’s off after unions accepted a 2% pay increase. Let’s hope it’s the last we hear of that…
- FANFARE! The 26 miles of Crossrail tunnelling is now complete! Good. Let’s fill it up with Pringles.
- …and the completion of Crossrail can’t come soon enough as rail journeys increase 70% in a decade!
- A Class 66 has been named after one of the campaigners for the new Borders Railway.
- Class 315’s are getting the Overground treatment…
- …whilst Eversholt Rail are to refurbish the Class 321’s.
- Three bidders have been shortlisted for the troubled East Anglia franchise.
- LocoYard take a look at the dependable Hunslet Austerity’s at the East Lancs Railway.
- Peter Gray explores the history and success of GWR’s extra loooong coaches.
- Get your mits on some cracking Railway themed artwork.
- Boris will surely be keeping a close eye on Delhi’s new driverless trains.
From The CAS Team
- Check out Andy’s new series Heritage Journeys, with new films from The Great Central and East Lancs Railways.
- Edward investigates the underground footprint of Nottingham Victoria station and how it influenced the construction of a shopping centre in the city.
- How many Mechanical Lever-Frame are left in the UK? More than you’d think.
– Compiled by Edward Kendall and Andy Carter