The Railway Magazine

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January 2017
Current issue: January 2017 – Next issue: February 2017 – On sale: February 1, 2017


No end in sight as Southern strikes continue; Tyseley offers Clun Castle sponsorship scheme; first British-built ‘IEP’ emerges; Stadler wins £460million Merseyrail contract; Severn Valley share issue tops £500,000; Hythe Pier Railway under threat; Robertsbridge connected; Chiltern begins direct Oxford to London services; main line testing begins for Vivarail No. 230001.


Steam & Heritage
Steam returns for Severn Valley ‘Pannier’, 92 Squadron and Dartmouth’s Braveheart; lottery success for Colne Valley Railway; ‘B1’ and ‘Crab’ for Worth Valley gala; Foxcote Manor for Kent visit; ‘Caley’ No. 828 steams.

Industrial Steam

Steam Portfolio

Narrow Gauge
GWR livery for Rheidol trio; first steam for Southwold revival; IoMSR Fenella to hit the road.

Edinburgh Gateway station opens; museum for Cardiff Bute Road station; Calder Valley upgrade complete.

Classic Traction
Dartmoor visit for ‘Peak’ Sherwood Forester; radiator lift for Repulse; GCR diesel brake tender nears completion.


Traction & Stock
Hornsey depot ready for new trains; Colas names Class 37 after model railway pioneer; Class 321 ‘Renatus’ takes to the rails; more Eurostar sets scrapped.

Traction Portfolio

Stock Update

Irish News



93 World

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.

Winter Panorama
Our monthly gallery of the best railway photography.

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

Railway society meetings near you – all the details.

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

Prize Crossword and Where Is It?


MAIN IMAGE: Sweeping through the reverse curves at Marlands, GWR-liveried Nos. 43188 and 43187 work the 08.44 Penzance- Paddington on June 3, 2016. STEPHEN GINN

INSET 1: Bulgarian Class 87 prepares to move dead Class 86s at Razdelna. TONY SAYER

INSET 2: A Stanier ‘4MT’ tank and ‘Britannia’ double-head at Hayfell. DEREK CROSS

INSET 3: Class 165 No. 165119 waits to depart Henley-on-Thames with a service for Twyford on September 24, 2016.