August 2023


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

In the August issue…

Waterloo marks its 175th anniversary

Britain’s busiest station is celebrating a milestone year, as Chris Milner reports.

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On named trains

‘Castles’ are strongly associated with the famous ‘Cheltenham Flyer’ but, being among the most powerful GWR locomotives, they handled many other prestigious trains, as this selection shows.

‘Castles’ footplate tales

Gareth Evans talks to three individuals about their experiences of operating ‘Castles’ – and looks at the status of the surviving members of the class.

Through the decades

We delve into the archives to illustrate ‘Castles’ at work over their first 100 years.

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