To mark JAMES ABBOTT’S retirement as Editor of Modern Railways, ROGER FORD chronicles how the industry changed during his time as Editor and how the magazine changed with it
THE 1980s: BRITISH RAIL’S GOLDEN AGE
‘APT is dead: Long live APT!’ proclaimed the banner on the cover of the 1983 Modern Railways. For the second lead there was just one word – Marylebone, with ‘candidate for closure’ stamped across it. Inside was a technical description of the proposed Class 141 Railbus.