July 2024
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by Alex Bestwick
4d ago
Steam nostalgia and railway history at its best, Steam Days is the monthly magazine dedicated to all steam railway enthusiasts. With Rex Kennedy as editor, he has 80 years of railway memories to recollect, alongside the stories and tales retold by many of the contributors. Steam Days covers the six regions of British railways in each edition ..read more
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July 2024
The Railway Hub
by Alex Bestwick
4d ago
Rail Express is essential reading for today’s rail enthusiasts and photographers; and the July issue brings you the latest news, headlines, images and features from across the entire rail network. Undoubtedly the best for modern traction photography, the magazine keeps readers informed and entertained with undiluted coverage of Britain’s railways in the diesel and electric era. Here’s what ..read more
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Lake District town added to train journey planners despite not having a railway station
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by Alex Bestwick
6d ago
Avanti West Coast said passengers can now travel to Keswick with a single ticket, despite the town not having a railway station. Keswick has been added to train journey planners in an effort to encourage tourists to travel car-free, with passengers able to buy a single ticket covering travel by train and bus to and ..read more
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Your gallery: Steam at Swanage
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by Alex Bestwick
1w ago
Here is a collection of excellent railway photograph submitted by the Heritage Railway community this week (8 – 14 June). Swanage Steam Gala by Kevin Chick Here are some photos from the Swanage Steam Gala on Saturday 8th June 2024. These were taken just outside Swanage station. 34070 Manston at The Swanage Railway by Duncan ..read more
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Tour the diesel and electric locomotives of the 80s and 90s in new book
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by Alex Bestwick
1w ago
Roger Rounce’s new book presents a round-the-UK tour of diesel and electric locomotives, from Devon and Cornwall right the way up to Scotland and everything else in between. The new book ‘Diesel and Electric Locomotives Around the UK in the 80s and 90s’ will be published by Gresley Books later this month, with pre-orders now ..read more
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‘Series of unfortunate events’ couldn’t stop Spa Valley Railway’s steam weekend
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by Owen Hayward
1w ago
Gala successes are the result of untold hours and months of planning that culminate in a few final days of hard graft and fun. Owen Hayward reports in words and pictures on a visit to the Spa Valley Railway’s gala, where, despite being faced with a series of unfortunate events in the days immediately beforehand ..read more
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Introducing The Railway Magazine monthly subscriptions
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by Alex Bestwick
1w ago
Pay as you go and get Britain’s best-selling rail title delivered to your door each month. And we’ve thrown in access to the 120-year archive too! We get it, paying for an annual subscription all at once is a big commitment. That’s why we’re rolling out our new monthly subscriptions, which gives you all the ..read more
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Signal failure causes huge disruption to rail services
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by Alex Bestwick
1w ago
Rail passengers were told to travel by taxi instead of train as a signal failure caused huge disruption to rail services on Tuesday. South Western Railway (SWR) said that, due to the signalling problem at Basingstoke in Hampshire, some lines were blocked. Passengers were warned of cancellations, delays of up to an hour, or alterations ..read more
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Chinnor steam gala guest loco announced
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by Gareth Evans
2w ago
A BR Western Region tender locomotive which normally operates in the Cotswolds is due to star in a gala at an Oxfordshire heritage line in September. ‘Manor’ 4-6-0 No. 7820 Dinmore Manor is set to make its debut on the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway (C&PRR) during the line’s September 13-15 steam gala. The 1950-built ..read more
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‘An Comunn Gaidhealach’ to replace Deltic ‘Alycidon’ at NYMR Diesel Gala
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by Alex Bestwick
2w ago
Locomotive No. 37418 ‘An Comunn Gaidhealach’ will replace Deltic ‘Alycidon’ at the NYMR Diesel Gala, it has been announced. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has announced that No. 37418 ‘An Comunn Gaidhealach’ will be a guest locomotive during the Diesel Gala from 14th to 16th June 2024. ​Visiting courtesy of Loram and Steven Beniston ..read more
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