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Rail Express Magazine August 2018 Back Issue

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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.

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

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Rail Express  |  August 2018  

THOSE that were around before the turn of the century will likely remember a time of widespread diesel loco-haulage. In fact they were pretty much everywhere until the mid-1980s and the ‘Sprinter’ revolution, when second generation DMUs began to replace traditional hauled stock on many long-distance routes. But it was not until 2002, when CrossCountry withdrew its last loco diagrams, that a nationwide network finally came to
an end.

Since then there has slowly been something of a revival – such as the Arriva workings between North and South Wales; the former Wrexham & Shropshire’s trains, which morphed into Chiltern’s Main Line workings; Greater Anglia’s ‘short set’; and Northern’s Cumbrian diagrams.
Very soon now we will have the prospect of loco-hauled sets entering service across the North of England with TransPennine Express. A planned preview service using ex-‘Pretendolino’ Mk.3s will not now happen, but it won’t be long until we get to sample the new Mk.5s with DRS Class 68 power.

Now with the CrossCountry franchise due for renewal next year, there are indications that loco-hauled stock could be reintroduced as a solution to overcrowding. CrossCountry is not only one of the biggest networks, in terms of geographical coverage, but also one of the most used by leisure travellers, and so has to cope with seasonal peaks in demand to holiday destinations that fixed-formation ‘Voyagers’ cannot handle.

For the enthusiast, CrossCountry locos would restore a degree of national coverage sorely missed, linking in with many of the other loco-hauled routes. Add in the Cornish and Scottish overnight sleepers, which have always used diesels, a commitment to locos in Wales by taking on Mk.4s cascaded from the East Coast Main Line, plus a question mark over what will be used on the Midland Main Line post-2020, and it could be something like old times again.

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:

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Rail Express

The best Rail mag out Reviewed giovedì 16 luglio 2020

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One of the best modern railways magazines on the market! Reviewed martedì 2 giugno 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 martedì 26 maggio 2020

Rail Express

keeps me abreast of prototype and modelling in on epublication Reviewed giovedì 16 aprile 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 martedì 14 aprile 2020

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