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PREVIEW: January issue of Rail Express magazine

Find out what it’s like to drive the veteran Island Line units inside the new January edition of Rail Express.

The first issue of Rail Express magazine in 2021 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…


Headline News

Transport review will promote levelling up; ‘Aventras’ enter service with Greater Anglia; Funding for Irish rail schemes; Spread rails led to Sheffield derailment; More lines and stations proposed; Harrogate line goes tokenless; Funding for solar powered rail scheme; More money approved for Crossrail; HRA announces 2021 shortlists; Worksop cleared of wagons; Uncertain future for Elsecar Railway.

Swanson of the ‘483s’

Two drivers recount their experiences with the Class 483/1938 Stock in London and on the Isle of Wight.

100 up for Freightmaster

The printed version of the enthusiast’s guide to freight is about to end with the publication of its 100th edition.


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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