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PREVIEW: October 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 government announcement of emergency rail reforms, plus Tornado is back in BR green. Here’s what is coming up in the October issue:

October edition of The Railway Magazine

Headline news

EmergencyGovernment reforms end franchising after 24 years, concerns over coal prices after UK mine application is refused, S&C ‘Staycation Express’ deemed a huge success, Conwy Valley line reopens, redundancy fears at Ffestiniog Railway, Grand Central abandons Blackpool plans.

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Britain’s Shortest Branch Line

Nicola Fox tells the story of the Stourbridge branch in the West Midlands,which despite its exceedingly short length has a fascinating and eventful history.


In this month’s Practice & Performance John Heaton undertakes some critical analysis of Great Western inter-city journeys formed of Class 80x IET trains between London and Cardiff.

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