December 2023


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

Britain’s newest steam loco

The story behind the incredible Double-Fairlie No. 8 James Spooner, which has been officially launched into service at the Ffestiniog Railway.

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Climbing high

Hastings again has two operational funiculars after the reopening of the East Hill Lift, which is the UK’s steepest.

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Going south for winter

A look at the state of French railways with a trip from London to Marseille via the eastern city of Strasbourg.

Flight over London

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A stunning look at the capital’s railways taken on board with Network Rail’s helicopter team.

A Christmas ghost story

The spooky tale of a fatal accident that closed a local railway line… or did it?

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