Snow Hill lives up to its name: unit No 172339 in West Midlands Railway livery graces the former Great Western station in Birmingham on 11 December 2017.
John Whitehouse

In 1996, with rail privatisation fully implemented, Modern Railways launched an essential new monthly column. ‘Legal lines’ took readers through the legislation that governed the relationships, the rights and obligations between the 85 or so private companies that made up Britain’s railway system.

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