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 May issue of The Railway Magazine:

Headline News

Six-year ‘fleet recovery’ plan to address cracking issues; Pendennis Castle relaunched into traffic at Didcot Railway Centre; Brigg Line services suspended indefinitely; Deals announced in build-up to GBR; Ukrainian railways feel the force of Russian attacks; Govia gets National Rail contract.

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The Brontës, by rail

Bob Gwynne, associate curator at the National Railway Museum, describes how the lives of the famous literary family, the Brontës, was intertwined with the pioneering days of the railway network, with their journeys providing a touchstone of what rail travel was like in those early days.

Centipedes, Sharknoses and the end of Baldwin Locomotive Works

Two distinctive diesel types marked the final phase of main line loco building at Baldwin’s Eddystone plant near Philadelphia, as Robert Humm recounts.

Steam & Heritage

Nine locos for Cotswold Festival of Steam; Cambrian opens extension; Key milestone for GCR reunification project; Orders set to be placed for Sir Lamiel parts.

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