The Railway Magazine

The Railway Magazine is Britain’s best-selling rail title. Published continuously since 1897, it prides itself on its news content and its unique blend of award-winning photos, features, interviews and exclusives. Its wide-ranging coverage of the rail industry and heritage railways, past and present, commands the respect of professionals and enthusiasts alike.

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November 2016
Current issue: November 2016 – Next issue: December 2016 – On sale: December 6


DB Cargo sheds 900 jobs; 15,000 apply for 78 Virgin driver positions; Eurotunnel to sell GB Railfreight to Swedish buyer; final design chosen for new Leicester railway museum; InterCity ‘Swallow’-liveried HST unveiled; three-year extension for CrossCountry; rail industry honours Olympians and Paralympians; Southern dispute rolls on with no end yet in sight.rmnov0001


Steam & HeritageKinlet Hall bows out at West Somerset; Llangollen Railway to overhaul Morayshire; BR ‘2MT’ debuts at Great Central gala; ‘A1’ builders announce ‘V4’ and ‘V3’ projects; Isle of Wight ‘E1’ to steam by 2020.

Industrial Steam

Steam Portfolio

Network: Wirral Line loop closure to begin early 2017; major strengthening starts on Whalley Arches.

Classic Traction: Future of East Lancs Class 504 secured; Scottish Class 84 returns home; rare ’08s’ star at Wensleydale.

Classic Traction Portfolio



Irish News


Railtours Portfolio


Traction & Stock: Modifications for Caledonian Class 73s; more DB Cargo locos for Europe?; first Class 700 visits Peterborough.

Traction Portfolio

Narrow Gauge: Penrhyn Manning, Wardle to return to steam; Exmoor extravaganza at Perrygrove; Rheidol No. 7 re-wheeled.


Operations: Our round-up of news from the train and freight operating companies.


Multiple Aspects: With Lord Berkeley.

Railways in Parliament

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Readers’ Platform: Your thoughts on the topics that matter to you.

From The RM Archives: What The RM was reporting 20, 50 and 100 years ago.

Panorama: Our monthly gallery of the best railway photography.

Heritage Diary: Details of when heritage railways and centres are open.

Meetings: Railway society meetings near you – all the details.

Prize Crossword and Where Is It?


Main image: The Great Central Railway’s Stanier ‘8F’ No. 48624 passes Woodthorpe with a mixed freight during the line’s autumn gala on October 9. ROBERT FALCONER

Inset 1: Class 66 No. 66177 at Fawley Refinery. RALPH MONTAGU

Inset 2: BR ‘9F’ 2-10-0 at Shepton Mallet. DAVE COBBE

Inset 3: Class 47 No. 47712 Artemis passes through Scotscalder on April 16, 2006. GRAEME ELGAR