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Scotland in Focus: Highlands prepare for 2020s

James Abbott

A programme of continuous improvement...

James Abbott
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ORION TARGETS FAST FREIGHT

James Abbott

The logistics start-up intends to broaden the horizons of rail freight...

James Abbott
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Great Western: GWR prepares to build back

James Abbott

GWR INTERIM MD MATTHEW GOLTON TELLS CONSULTANT EDITOR JAMES ABBOTT...

James Abbott
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Improving local lines

James Abbott

JAMES ABBOTT reports on the work of the Sussex Community Rail Partnership...

James Abbott
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Gatwick works lead timetable changes

James Abbott

Covid-19 has thrown everything in the air, but here’s what the plans were before the crisis hit...

James Abbott
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Four decades in the Editor’s chair

James Abbott

To mark JAMES ABBOTT’S retirement as Editor of Modern Railways...

James Abbott
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WEST MIDLANDS BUILDS FOR THE FUTURE

James Abbott

JAMES ABBOTT TAKES A TOUR AROUND THE CONURBATION IN THE COMPANY...

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FROM LOMBARDY TO LNER

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Welcome Azuma in Scotland: No 800104 undertook a ‘dry...

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