CAPTION: German Railway Infrastructure Director Dr Ulf Häusler and Sachsen Minister of Economics & Employment Dr Kajo Schommer turned the first sod for a new S-Bahn station at Dresden Airport on July 30. A 1·3 km extension of an industrial spur to a new underground terminus will carry a 20 min interval service to the city centre from mid-2001, coinciding with the opening of a new air terminal

CAPTION: The first of six modified Class 47 locos fitted with reconditioned GM engines by BrushTraction is shortly to enter service with Britain’s container train operator Freightliner. They are designated Class 57

CAPTION: The first of over 600 motor and trailer bogies being supplied from Alstom Transport’s Le Creusot plant for Britain’s family of Juniper modular EMUs was shipped to the company’s Birmingham factory on July 20. They are destined for use under the 30 four-car Class 458s which Porterbrook will lease to South West Trains, of which the first is due to be rolled out next month