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PREVIEW: August edition 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. 

August edition of The Railway Magazine

Headline news

Trans-Pennine upgrade confirmed, Government TOC support extended until 2022, first tests for WM Class 196s, NRM confirms Sir Lamiel overhaul, new Settle to Carlisle charters begin, HS2 construction starts at Euston, First Group reports £300m loss.

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Tyne & Wear Metro at 40

As the Tyne & Wear Metro system celebrates four decades of operation, GraemePickering tells the story of its origins, construction and operation.

Power of the ‘Georges’

For this month’s Practice & Performance Keith Farr rolls the clock back to the heyday of the LNWR and analyses the performance of its famous ‘George the Fifth’ class 4-4-0s.

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

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