PREVIEW: April issue of Rail Express magazine

The April issue of Rail Express magazine is essential reading for today’s rail enthusiasts.

April issue of Rail Express magazine

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

125 Group HST sets a preservation record; ‘Staycation Express’ ditches loco-hauled for a new-look HST; DRS expected to sell stored locos; New trains planned for Ireland; Clayton to build a Class 18 fleet; TfN submits Northern Powerhouse Rail plan; Ecofret 2s sent to store; Class 730 testing begins; GW open access plans refused; Boost for high-capacity freight.

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To Boldly Go

Wrexham, Shropshire & Marylebone Railway gets the Retro Years treatment now that it is 10 years since the fondly remembered, but financially unviable, open access operator suddenly stopped running.

0-60: Class 397

TransPennine Express’s CAF-built EMUs are time trialled in the Scottish Borders.

PLUS! All the latest news covering Railtours, Preservation, Units, Shunters, Coaches, Wagons and the Irish modern traction scene.

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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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