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Take a look inside the May issue of Rail Express

There’s a virus crisis as the Government takes control of franchises, railways carry key workers and freight, ‘Pacers’ and Mk.3s stand down plus heritage lines face ruin. This month’s issue is essential reading for today’s rail enthusiasts.

If you’d like to read this latest issue of Rail Express magazine, then you can download the digital version, order the print magazine, or better yet take out a subscription for the best value offers. Here’s what to expect this month…

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Headline News

Franchises suspended and replaced by direct awards; Lockdown hits heritage railways hard; Delays threaten South Wales Metro.


Sheffield 150

The city’s ex-Midland Railway station has reached a major milestone.

The Retro Years

Take a look at some classic archive shots from years gone by.


The current lockdown could be a great time to work on your layout, so we have a couple of features on painting and kit building, plus in-depth reviews including Bachmann’s Class 121 ‘Bubble Car’, Dapol’s Class 29 and Hornby’s Class 87 in Caledonian sleeper livery.


PLUS! All the latest news covering Railtours, Preservation, Units, Shunters, Coaches, Wagons and the Irish modern traction scene.

Rail Express magazine is on sale in UK newsagents and supermarkets, and you can buy the current issue in digital and paper formats here!

You can also buy stacks of back issues of RE, but it’s cheaper to subscribe. Subscribers save money, get their copies delivered to their doorstep and never miss an issue!


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