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Railway Magazine

12 issues per year Write Review From £2.75 per issue

The Railway Magazine has been the leading voice for train, modern, industry, traction, network, steam, heritage, metro, narrow gauge and overseas railways since 1897. The Railway Magazine provides everything you need to know about trains - from modern headline news on all the latest in the industry to diving deep into the history of the first engines and everything in between.

Read up on the most iconic engines such as the Orient Express, as well as world-leading updates in all things railway. The Railway Magazine features unmissable articles on cutting-edge technology, ready to revolutionise train travel.

Subscribe to The Railway Magazine and get instant access to the historic celebrations, industry updates and insightful news from the railway community. 

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Single Digital Issue Four Minute Mile
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Railway Magazine  |  Four Minute Mile  

Six decades ago, on a windswept and overcast evening in Oxford in May 1954, a 25-year-old medical student rewrote the sporting history books and captured the imagination of the world.

Roger Bannister, with the help of his friends Chris Brasher and Chris Chataway, became the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes. It was the culmination of years of effort from athletes the world over, including such greats as New Zealander Jack Lovelock, the fantastic Finn Paavo Nurmi, and the Swedish duo Gunder Haegg and Arne Andersson. All had tried but all had failed to break a barrier some said was mental, others claimed was physical.

Bannister held the world mile record for just over a month, yet his
achievement became one of the most famous in history. The pure symmetry of the event – four laps in four minutes – was part of its aura. In this publication, sports writer Tim Hartley looks at the history of the distance as a race, some of the great characters, examines Bannister’s record effort and the training he endured to get there... and what has happened to the world mile best since.

Since 1897, The Railway Magazine has always provided interesting and informative updates on all the new train developments including networks, technology advancements, worldwide news, and engines in production. In every issue, you can look forward to modern and relevant news on relatable issues such as strikes, derailments, passenger service and facility upgrades that are happening across the nation.

More of a history buff? Don't worry we’ve got you covered! The Railway Magazine contains a plethora of articles on all kinds of classic, vintage, and heritage trains. All of these articles feature stunning photography of the marvellous engines, plus fan-submitted pictures and letters from different points in history.

With a team of writers and editors as passionate about the preservation and celebration of the railway, you’ll discover all there is to know about each unique steam train and its history. With a digital subscription to The Railway Magazine, you can also find the most current events happening across the country so you can view them in all their glory. 

Subscribe to The Railway Magazine today and enjoy all of these features and more from your preferred device:

  • The most up-to-date news on everything railway related
  • A list of railway events across the UK  
  • Stunning photography
  • Features of historical marvels and groundbreaking engineering through time
  • Award-winning and comprehensive news section
  • Relevant updates on strikes, crashes, facility changes and closures
  • Delivered directly to your device every month
  • A discount off the RRP of your magazine

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3 Customer Reviews
   Railway Magazine Reviewed 13 February 2020
A good general railway news magazine from heritage to modern traction allowing me to know what's going.
   VGood Railway Mag for all Reviewed 23 November 2018
VGood Railway Mag for all national, international, Metro, Heritage, History and Network Rail covered.
   Good railway magazine Reviewed 08 August 2017
A good railway mag especially if you are mainly into the steam and diesel era. If you are more into modern traction then I would go for one of the other railway mags but this is great for pictures and articles on all modes of rail.

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