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Rail Express Magazine

(1 Customer Reviews)   |     Write Review 12 issues per year RAIL EXPRESS is Britain's favourite modern rail enthusiast title.

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Rail Express  |  The End of Steam  


This special publication not only covers in detail the final few months of British Rail steam on the main line in 1968, leading up to the ‘last’ train of all, the ‘Fifteen Guinea special’ of August 11, 1968, but much, much more.

For British Rail steam did not end there: steam cranes were used on the national network for many years afterwards, and British Rail kept one last line in steam until it sold it off in 1986 - the Vale of Rheidol Railway. A chapter also looks at the occasions on which the post-August 1968 steam ban was broken!

The publication covers the last steam in British industry too - a sector in which the last steam locomotive retired as recently as 1992, and the story of Britannia Pacific Oliver Cromwell, which returned to the main line 40 years later. The last steam engines built in Britain for ‘real’ as opposed to tourist or enthusiast purposes are detailed, along with the story of how steam returned to the national network in 1971.
RAIL EXPRESS is Britain's favourite modern rail enthusiast title. Undoubtedly the best for modern traction photography, the magazine keeps readers informed and entertained with undiluted coverage of Britain's railways in the diesel and electric era. First produced in 1996, RE has set a new standard for the hobby, with a clean design, high quality paper and the best reproduction.
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You'll receive 12 issues during a 1 year Rail Express magazine subscription.

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   Great for the modern image fan Reviewed Tuesday, August 8, 2017
This is a great read if you are into modern diesel and electric traction. Always a great range of photos and articles.
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Rail Express   |   The End of Steam   


This special publication not only covers in detail the final few months of British Rail steam on the main line in 1968, leading up to the ‘last’ train of all, the ‘Fifteen Guinea special’ of August 11, 1968, but much, much more.

For British Rail steam did not end there: steam cranes were used on the national network for many years afterwards, and British Rail kept one last line in steam until it sold it off in 1986 - the Vale of Rheidol Railway. A chapter also looks at the occasions on which the post-August 1968 steam ban was broken!

The publication covers the last steam in British industry too - a sector in which the last steam locomotive retired as recently as 1992, and the story of Britannia Pacific Oliver Cromwell, which returned to the main line 40 years later. The last steam engines built in Britain for ‘real’ as opposed to tourist or enthusiast purposes are detailed, along with the story of how steam returned to the national network in 1971.
As a subscriber you'll receive the following benefits:

  A discount off the RRP of your magazine
  Your magazine delivered to your door each month
  You'll never miss an issue
  You’re protected from price rises that may happen later in the year
  Money-back guarantee

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