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What’s inside the April issue of The Railway Magazine?

Britain’s best-selling rail title The Railway Magazine is back for another month of award-winning photos, news, features and exclusives from the rail industry, past and present.

This month’s The Railway Magazine covers the devastating news about the COVID-19 pandemic as the rail industry is hit hard. Plus, we take a closer look at the recent proposals to reopen railways closed by Beeching in the 1950s.

Headline news

Government‘nationalises’all franchises for at least sixmonths as Covid-19 sends passenger numbers into freefall, HS2 dig uncovers Curzon Street roundhouse, charity buys Weardale Railway, new era for Northern,‘Grange’boiler fitted, TPEMD departs.

A Saintly Revolution

Keith Farr recalls the GWR 4-6-0 ‘Saints’, an early design of 4-6-0, and a class that had a lifespan of more than 50 years.

Rail Reopening Schemes

In the first of a two-part feature, Graeme Pickering looks at recent proposals to reopen railways closed between the 1950s and 1970s that could benefit from the Government’s £500million ‘Beeching Reversal’ fund.

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