May issue of The Railway Magazine

What’s inside the May 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, as train companies thank the NHS. 

May issue of The Railway Magazine

Headline news

Passenger numbers plummet as public stays at home, operators pay tribute to NHS staff with special liveries, French TGVs used as ambulance trains, Government issues HS2 ‘notice to proceed’, GBRf trials Class 319 for parcels, South DevonRailway secures Prairie No. 4160.


Big Four Cameraman

Now in his 90th year, renowned photographer R J Blenkinsop talks to Nick Pigott about his long life recording steam at work from the lineside.

Rail Reopening Schemes: Part Two

Graeme Pickering returns with another crop of long-closed rail routes that are being touted as candidates for reopening.

PLUS | The Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest covering industrial, steam, Irish, narrow gauge, metro, network, freight and more!


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Sam Hewitt

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