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Rail Express Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $2.67 per issue

Rail Express is Britain's favourite modern rail enthusiast magazine and undoubtedly the go-to for modern traction photography and keeping railfans informed and entertained with unparalleled coverage of Britain’s railways in the diesel and electric era. Rail Express is setting the standard for the popular hobby, with its clean design and need-to-know content.

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The high-quality title is packed with in-depth features, all the latest in railway news and letters and reviews from fellow railfans, making for essential reading for today’s rail enthusiast. The iconic title offers all the latest news from across Britain’s railway network - illustrated with superb photographs of locomotives in action that look just as good on your device with a Rail Express Magazine digital magazine subscription

Sign up today to join fellow train enthusiasts with an annual Rail Express Magazine digital magazine subscription - it’s Britain's favourite for locomotive action!

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Rail Express  |  April 2023  

Welcome to the April issue of Rail Express Magazine!

Inside this issue includes: Class 93s on test, return to Scotland for pushpull ‘47/7’ and Driving Brake Standard Open, West Coast Railway ‘47s’ provide relief for East Coast Main Line, new Nexus and Docklands Light Railway trains unveiled, more strikes announced and CrossCountry is to withdraw its HST fleet. All this and more on preservation, wagons, units, coaches, rail tours, modelling and much, much more!

First produced in print in 1996 and published every month, Rail Express is your monthly insight into the world of modern railway. Boasting the tagline: ‘Essential reading for today’s rail enthusiast’, the title brings you all the latest in rail-industry news, including developments, changes in policy and lots more. 

25 years later and Rail Express has firmly cemented its status as the go-to publication for UK rail fans. With an entire section devoted to modelling and news for modellers, insightful and in-depth features on some of the important issues facing rail enthusiasts today, and stories that unveil the history of British trains and bring them to life in front of your very eyes. Whether it’s overground or underground or electric or steam trains that blow your whistle, Rail Express contains everything the modern rail enthusiast needs to know.

With a whole host of rail-related news and in-depth features, upcoming events in the world of train fans, comprehensive scale-model guides and letters and reviews from fellow enthusiasts, Rail Express brings you coverage of absolutely everything train-related. No matter what kind of trains you’re into, you’ll be on track with your hobby with an annual Rail Express Magazine digital magazine subscription - download the latest edition to your device today.

A Rail Express Magazine digital magazine subscription is your go-to for all things rail-related, subscribe today and enjoy:

  • The UK’s favourite modern rail enthusiast title
  • Essential features and news for today’s rail enthusiast
  • A comprehensive scale models guide
  • Superb photographs of trains in action
  • Reviews and letters from fellow enthusiasts
  • Delivered directly to your device every month

You'll receive 12 issues during a 1 year Rail Express magazine subscription.

Note: Digital editions do not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies.
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Rail Express

The best Rail mag out Reviewed July 16, 2020

Rail Express

One of the best modern railways magazines on the market! Reviewed June 2, 2020

Rail Express

The Model Rail section is one-third of the magazine which I simply don't read as modern image modelling is of no interest. If there is demand, it should be a separate magazine. Reviewed May 26, 2020

Rail Express

keeps me abreast of prototype and modelling in on epublication Reviewed April 16, 2020

Rail Express

Modelling section has been disappointing now for nearly a year, Simon Bendall was a good modelling editor, now it’s all about one mans efforts. Reviewed April 14, 2020

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