Our cover has, for the first time in many years, a locomotive in VicRail teacup livery in the form of Steamrail’s B72. Steamrail has just made a major investment of time and money in the ground-up refurbishment of the locomotive’s bogies, possibly the largest single area of work required for the locomotive’s return to service. In an extended four-page article, Alex Hansen and Aiden Parlby give us the run-down on this major project.
Once again, we have an interesting selection of feature articles that we believe our readers will love.
We’ve published the second of Phil Dunn’s series of articles on the standard locomotive designs of the late 19th Century. This time Phil turns his attention to the E Class 2-4-2T tank engine, and in particular, the curious design difference between the original drawings and the actual built configuration of the last remaining example, E236 as preserved in the Newport Railway Museum.
We also have another article by Chris Banger. This month, Chris presents a concise history of the Spring Vale Cemetery Line, with some fascinating photographs and diagrams provided by our Features Editor Mark Cauchi.
Trevor Penn has provided another wonderful interpretation of a historic photograph for our semi-regular Photos in focus column.
Our other regular sections are there:
- Calendar anniversaries
- General works
- Operations and sightings
- PTV service quality
- Where is it?