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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October 2016
Current issue: October 2016 – Next issue: November 2016 – On sale: November 2

Headline News

First Eurostar Class 373s poised for scrapping; two injured after Watford derailment; Brush (Wabtec) to build new locos for Hong Kong; Romney loco derailed after level crossing collision; first Class 385 arrives in the UK; review ordered into Borders Railway; double-deck concept unveiled for UK market; Southern faces 14 more days of strikes; Class 313 derails at Welwyn.rmoct0001

Track Record

Steam & Heritage: Tyseley plans for Defiant’s comeback; steam returns to Birmingham’s Curzon Street; Bluebell’s ‘Q’ leaves the Southern for the first time; ‘4MT’ re-creates Somerset & Dorset heyday; crimson ‘Crab’ for Severn Valley finale.

Industrial Steam

Steam Portfolio

Network: Calls increase for second Brighton main line; Government’s £20million station fund.

Narrow Gauge: Easter opening for South Tynedale extension; Gartell unveils new loco; Hudswell guests at Leighton Buzzard.

Irish News


Railtours Portfolio



Classic Traction: Hood rededicated at Severn Valley; Peak Rail becomes home to LMS 10000 project; Colne Valley ’03’ returns.


Traction & Stock: DRS Class 88 on display in Berlin; 1,400 more seats as GWR Class 387s enter services; DBC dumps its Class 08s.

Traction Portfolio

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


Multiple Aspects

Railways in Parliament

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

Meetings: Details of railway society meetings near you.

Subscription Offer: Subscribe today and receive your monthly copies of The Railway Magazine for 22% off the cover price!

Panorama: Our monthly gallery of the best railway photography.

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

Heritage Diary; Full details of when heritage railway, steam centres and museums are open.

Prize Crossword and Where Is It?

MAIN IMAGE: Colas Rail Class 60 No. 60096 brings track panels from Bescot to Bathampton for relaying. It is seen near Bath on August 12, 2015 with No. 70807 at the rear. Photo taken with full permission during a possession. JOHN STRETTON

INSET 1: Class 158 No. 158704 at Stow. CHRIS M ILNER

INSET 2: LNER ‘C1’ Atlantic at Tuxford North. RICHARD DEAS

INSET 3: Celebrating 40 years in service, dual-voltage No. 313056 leaves Hertford North for Moorgate back in 1988. BRIAN MORRISON