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Railway Magazine April 2016 Back Issue

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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.

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Railway Magazine  |  April 2016  

THE inaugural main line run following the overhaul of ‘A3’ No. 60103 Flying Scotsman on February 25 was always going to draw massive crowds to the East Coast Main Line. As expected, hordes flocked to see the spectacle, but sadly it resulted in thousands trespassing on the lineside, including one man being photographed in a folding chair, feet on the ballast shoulder of the down slow. Some stood with young children on or very near the up fast, while others straddled the public crossings over this 125mph railway, their backs to oncoming traffic (see p98).

The incidents were so serious that ‘Scotsman’ was temporarily halted on safety grounds. I can see you shaking your heads in disbelief and asking what makes apparently sensible adults want to stand on an operational high-speed railway line and risk death, rather than find a place of safety to watch the special moment. The scenes were reminiscent of similar mass trespass when ‘Scotsman’ ran from Peterborough to York in 1983, and also ‘A1’ Tornado’s initial runs – again on the ECML.

Knowing that images were taken of many offenders, I expected some British Transport Police (BTP) prosecutions that would raise the profile of the dangers of trespass.

However, I am shocked to learn the BTP is doing exactly nothing over the ECML trespass...

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.

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Its Brilliant. Great articles. Good spread of Modern Railway and my special interest Heritage Railways - Steam especially. Reviewed Monday, January 4, 2021

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Very interesting and informative on all aspects of British railways of all types. Reviewed Wednesday, December 23, 2020

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Great mix of articles - photos are often rather small Reviewed Monday, November 9, 2020

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