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Rail Express Magazine November 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  |  November 2018  

The first of the Fifties, No. D400, rolled out of English Electric’s Vulcan Foundry in October 1967, with each of the subsequent 49 locos following every week or so after that – meaning that the past 12 months have been the 50th anniversary of the class, which has been marked in a number of different ways.

First, there was a gathering of seven locos back at Old Oak Common in September last year. Then a number of railtours have run – not least ‘The Caledonian’, supported by our sister title The Railway Magazine, and ‘The Cumbrian Hoovers’ supported by Rail Express. And now the year has ended with the greatest gathering of the fleet since BR days.

Of the 18 that survive today, 11 came together for the Severn Valley Railway’s Class 50 Golden Jubilee Gala – which is nearly all the
currently operational ones – and what a sight and sound it was. Thousands came to see them, and we have a round-up of highlights on pages 7-9.

Stars of the show were No. 50044 Exeter, which has been out of action since 2012 and is now fitted with the engine from a ‘Portuguese 50’, and No. 50033 which has not worked since 2004. The latter loco has seen a tremendous effort by volunteers, first at Tyseley and then Kidderminster, to get it ready in time, with many people thinking it just could not be done. It was. No. 50033 still needs a repaint, however, and a novel fundraising idea saw visitors allowed to write something on the loco using a marker pen in return for a donation. This raised almost £3,500, which is a lot of ‘tags’ at £5 a go, and the loco ran over the three days in this ever-more unique livery.

On behalf of this magazine and it readers, I would like to thank the Severn Valley Railway, the Class 50 Alliance, the other loco owners and everyone else who took part, for making such a special event happen and so marking this milestone year for this charismatic class in such a fitting way.

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.

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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

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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

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

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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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