April issue


The Railway Magazine provides the latest news, Steam & Heritage, modern traction and reviews and our brand-new April issue is out now!

In the April issue…

The bad, the ugly and the good

The many miles of line closures were bad, the sweeping changes to a long-established way of life were ugly, but did Dr Richard Beeching’s report of 60 years ago in fact sow the seeds for what’s good in the current railway age? Mike Jones investigates.

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Trains of the desert

Saudi Arabia is investing in its railway network with modern passenger trains and the first high speed rail line in the Middle East – and, with an economic plan to move away from solely depending on the oil industry, it is now opening up to tourist visits. Keith Fender reports.

Farewell to ‘Kings’, reprised

Sixty years ago in April 1963, and four months after the class had been withdrawn, there was to be one last ‘King’-hauled railtour until the main line preservation era began in the 1970s. John Heaton FCILT describes the ‘readeption’ of King Henry VI.

There’s lots more to read, plus, we’ve got all the regular news pages and columns! Available at stores now, or order your copy with FREE UK delivery here: bit.ly/3utC7pP

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