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Inside the August issue of Rail Express

Masks on! Glimmer of hope as lockdown eases, rail demand rises and timetables head back to normal. We cover the latest news in the August edition of Rail Express.

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

No return to franchises anytime soon; New inter-city sets take shape; Transport for the North seeks funding of £49 billion; Prospects rise for international sleeper services; Work starts on Goole factory; Irish Governments see positive future for rail beyond lockdown; Heritage lines prepare to reopen; Middleton marks its 60th anniversary in lockdown.

The Retro Years: August

More classic diesel and electric scenes dug out from the archives.

Back to the Future

Remembering BR’s Blue Pullman trains, which entered service 60 years ago out of St Pancras and Paddington.

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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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Sam Hewitt

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