The Railway Magazine Archive

Access to The Railway Magazine digital archive online, on your computer, tablet, and smartphone. The archive is now complete – with 119 years of back issues available, that’s 140,000 pages of your favourite rail news magazine.

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The archive is available to subscribers of The Railway Magazine, and can be purchased as an add-on for just £24 per year. Existing subscribers should click the Add Archive button above, or call 01507 529529 – you will need your subscription details to hand. Follow @railwayarchive on Twitter.

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Archive access is available to purchase with new subscriptions and packages start from just £32. Follow the link below for more details, or call 01507 529529.

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To enter the archive you will need the email address linked to your magazine subscription, along with your subscriber ID. If you are unsure of your details, please call our customer services team on 01507 529529.

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Example digital edition


This example page is from August 1903. A free to read sample issue is available here.

The complete Railway Magazine Archive is now on-line, from issue one in July 1897 right up to July 2016. The RM Archive is around 12 months behind the current issue.

Total issues: 1,384 on-line / 1,391 published

Additional Bonus Material
Welcome – How to Use
Trains Through the Ages – February 2014 Supplement
The Victorian Railway Disasters Scrapbook – Part One

The full list of available issues is on this page.

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The full list of available issues is on this page.

*For research purposes only, to use any content from The Railway Magazine commercially, please contact Jane Skayman on 01507 529423 or where hi-res PDF’s can be supplied.

**May/Jun 1942 to Nov/Dec 1949 (issue 539-584), The Railway Magazine was published bi-monthly.

***Christmas 2013 (issue 1353) was the 13th issue published in 2013 to bring the issue title in-line with the month of publishing i.e. February issue being on sale at the start of February (whereas previously this would have been at the start of January).