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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September 2016
Current issue: September 2016 – Next issue: October 2016 – On sale: October 5

Headline News

No end in sight for Southern driver dispute; £1bn train order as Abellio retains Greater Anglia franchise; landslip traps steam special at Mallaig; English coal for heritage railways; Night Tube service begins; Network SouthEast museum opens at Finmere; Island Line retained as part of SWT franchise; redundant Douglas horse trams auctioned off.rmsep0001

Track Record

Steam & Heritage
Summer revival for BR Standards; North Norfolk celebrates Cromer success; Southern livery for Martello; No. 813’s Severn Valley return; ’County’ revealed as a 4-6-0; Thornbury Castle arrives in Somerset.

Industrial Steam

Steam Portfolio

Miniature News

Traction & Stock
First Crossrail EMU for Old Dalby testing; DRS reveals Class 88 livery; Hitachi releases first Class 385 from Japan; Class 700 tested through Thameslink core.

Traction Portfolio

Classic Traction
‘Deltic’ for Great Central gala; public access at Finmere station; second ‘Thumper’ for Lavender Line.

Traction Portfolio

Six-week closure for Severn Tunnel; London Bridge concourse opens; green light for Cardiff improvements.



Narrow Gauge
First trains for Pedemoura; three ‘Bears’ at Groudle Glen; two more years for Douglas horse trams.


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


Multiple Aspects

Railways in Parliament

The latest railway books under the spotlight.

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

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Details of railway society meetings near you.

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?

On the Cover

MAIN IMAGE: After a 30-year restoration by volunteers at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Bulleid ‘Merchant Navy’ Pacific No. 35006 Peninsular & Oriental Lines bursts through Southam Lane road bridge upon departure from Cheltenham Racecourse on August 8. JACK BOSKETT

INSET 1: No. 071 at Bray in 1995 – see p31. COLM O’CALLGHAN

INSET 2: 40564 and 53810 at Radstock North – see p20. RAIL PHOTOPRINTS

INSET 3: Rail Operations Group in focus – see p14. STEVE DONALD