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.

Here’s what to expect in the November issue of The Railway Magazine:

Headline News

Freightliner switches to diesel haulage for electric diagrams; Battlefield ‘Peak’ to be scrapped; First Group’s Lumo service launched; November start for Dartmoor line services; ECTS digital signalling trial successful; Privately-owned Garratt hauls loaded test train to Devil’s Bridge.

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Breaking BR’s steam ban

October marked the 50th anniversary of ex-GWR ‘King’ No. 6000 King George V leading the return to steam on the main line. Chris Milner recalls how the ban was broken, and how steam then developed under British Rail up to the point when the railways were Privatised.

Putting it bluntly

John Heaton FCILT rounds off his coverage of the ill-fated GBRf ‘This time it’s personal’ tour, before looking at some extra detail of the West Coast Main Line record attempt earlier this year, and then comparing attacks on the climb to Whiteball summit in Somerset by different traction.

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Pre-order The RM

With many readers still shielding from the risks of coronavirus and not wanting to mix with other people at the shops, from this issue forward comes the opportunity to pre order the next issue either online or by calling our Customer Services team. 

Unlike a subscription, there is no minimum commitment, you order in advance and The RM is delivered to your door. The pre-order option will make sure you don’t miss a copy while staying safe at home.


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