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December issue on sale!


Britain’s best-selling rail title The Railway Magazine is back for another month of award-winning photos, news, features and exclusives from the rail industry, past and present.

This month’s The Railway Magazine features an insightful look into the final whistle for Virgin Trains! Plus, see Royal Scot return to Skegness! Also in the November issue:

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Headline news

Political parties talk railways ahead of General Election, Royal Scot returning to Skegness, ‘Azuma’ and HST in depot collision, Loughborough  ‘Black Five’ back on the main line, GWR plans major timetable changes, ‘Grange’ on target for summer launch, and leaked report backs HS2.

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Virgin Requiem

December sees the Virgin Trains name disappear from the British railway network after 23 years. Ben Jones looks back at the company’s highs and lows.

20001: A Southern Odyssey

John Heaton FCILT looks at the work of three Southern Railway electric locomotives and their successors in this month’s Practice & Performance.

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