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Railway Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From €3,17 per issue Train, modern, industry, traction, network, steam, heritage, metro, narrow gauge, overseas
Published continuously since 1897 and with an audited circulation of more than 37,000 copies a month, The Railway Magazine has gained a reputation for quality and accuracy in a fast-moving industry.
Its photos and features set the standard and its award-winning news section is the most comprehensive in the country, covering traction, network, steam, heritage, metro, narrow gauge, overseas and a host of other topics.

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Railway Magazine  |  Great British Railway Firsts  


The invention of the world’s first self-propelled railway locomotive in the form of Cornishman Richard Trevithick’s steam engine proved to be a seminal moment in world history, as the concept not only revolutionised public transport but shrank the globe.

Britain led the world in railway technology. The first public railway, the first passenger trains, the first public steam line, the first inter-city and trunk railways, and although the Germans boasted the first commercial electric railway, it was a Scotsman who built the first electric locomotive, and it is the UK that has the oldest surviving electric railway in the world.

This special publication looks at the way in which Britain led society into the modern world with the biggest innovations in transport since the invention of the wheel.

We also look at ‘firsts’ on the country’s own network - the first Pacific and the first main line diesel, areas in which it was our turn to learn from others - and the first British Railways Standard locomotive.

The first heritage railway began operating in the US, one that was newly laid on a green field site. But it was Britain - first and foremost in inventing railways - that started and developed the concept of preserving historic lines, locomotives and rolling stock, which accounts for a sizeable proportion of the nation’s tourist market today, part of our country’s proud and popular historical legacies.
Train, modern, industry, traction, network, steam, heritage, metro, narrow gauge, overseas
Published continuously since 1897 and with an audited circulation of more than 37,000 copies a month, The Railway Magazine has gained a reputation for quality and accuracy in a fast-moving industry.
Its photos and features set the standard and its award-winning news section is the most comprehensive in the country, covering traction, network, steam, heritage, metro, narrow gauge, overseas and a host of other topics.
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Railway Magazine

Good overview of railway news in the UK for this Yankee. Reviewed lunedì 4 gennaio 2021
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Railway Magazine

Its Brilliant. Great articles. Good spread of Modern Railway and my special interest Heritage Railways - Steam especially. Reviewed lunedì 4 gennaio 2021
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Railway Magazine

Very interesting and informative on all aspects of British railways of all types. Reviewed mercoledì 23 dicembre 2020
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Great mix of articles - photos are often rather small Reviewed lunedì 9 novembre 2020
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