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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August 2016
Current issue: August 2016 – Next issue: September 2016 – On sale: September 7

RMAUG0001Headline News

First electric IEP tests on GW main line; Settle & Carlisle line to reopen in March 2017; £28million chord used less than twice a day; Vivarail ‘D Train’ for Nuneaton-Coventry trial; 35 miles of sidings required to store redundant stock; L&B get planning permission for Blackmoor extension; First Chinnor line train to Princes Risborough.

Track Record

Steam & Heritage: Waterman sells Thornbury Castle; Oliver Cromwell returns to service; ‘P2’ gets its face; East Coast line-up at Shildon; news focus on the North Norfolk Railway.

Industrial Steam

Steam Portfolio

Traction & Stock: South West Trains new Class 707s on test; pioneer Class 150 overhauled; Class 37 named after Cold War bomber; second loco-hauled diagram for Greater Anglia.

Traction Portfolio

Irish News

Classic Traction: Unique Co-Bo breaks cover; big backers for 10000 project; more ‘Deltic’ dates for Nene Valley Railway.


Network: Chiltern and West Midlands upgrade plans; new Bromsgrove station opens; the end for Banbury’s ‘boxes.


Narrow Gauge: Talyllyn gala spectacular; Chevallier moves to Welshpool; three in steam for Penrhyn line.



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


Multiple Aspects

Railways in Parliament

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Reviews: The latest railway books under the spotlight.

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

Years Apart: A look at Gorebridge – then and now.

Meetings: Details of railway society meetings near 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

Prize Crossword and Where Is It?

On the Cover

MAIN IMAGE: Philip Hawkins’ stunning painting of ‘Castle’ 4-6-0 No. 7027 Thornbury Castle on shed at Wolverhampton Stafford Road in 1959. Signed limited edition prints are available from www.quicksilverpublishing or by calling 01626 773288, priced at £85 plus p&p.

INSET 1: ‘Super Voyager’ No. 221126 at Edinburgh Waverley. IAN LOTHIAN

INSET 2: The face of ‘P2’ No. 2007 unveiled. A1SLT

INSET 3: DB Cargo Class 66 No. 66057 leaving Drax power station. CHRIS MILNER