October 2023


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

In the October issue…

Pie in the sky?

Many of the major railway companies also operated connecting bus, ferry and ship services – but the 1930s saw the ‘Big Four’ add airline routes to their networks, as Mike Jones describes.

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Creating a high-speed diversion

October 1983 saw the opening of a 14-mile deviation of the East Coast Main Line, avoiding Selby. Forty years after the inauguration of the first purpose-built high-speed route in the country, Graeme Pickering speaks to three of the BR team responsible for making it a reality.

William Stuart Sellar

Railway man and renowned photographer William Stuart Sellar passed away on August 1, aged 86. The RM pays tribute with this selection of archive shots he sent to the magazine around the end of steam in the 1960s.

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