PREVIEW: May issue 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 show-stealing Legendary Lady at the Severn Valley Railway Gala, plus take a look at the FREE The World of Railwayana supplement. Here’s what is coming up in the May issue:

Scots Guardsman

For this instalment of Practice & Performance, John Heaton analyses preserved steam on the main line, looking at No. 46115 and other ex-LMS locos on the ascent of Shap and Ais Gill summits.

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Gresley: A master remembered

April 5 marked the 80th anniversary of the death of revered engineer, Sir Nigel Gresley. Tim Hillier-Graves reviews his career, accomplishments and legacy.

A Preservation Odyssey

It has now been 30 years since the first Class 50 entered preservation. Fifty Fund founder Jonathan Dunster looks back at the ‘Hoover’ highlights over the past three decades.

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Pre-order The RM

With many readers still shielding from the risks of coronavirus and not wanting to mix with other people at the shops, from this issue forward comes the opportunity to pre order the next issue either online or by calling our Customer Services team. 

Unlike a subscription, there is no minimum commitment, you order in advance and The RM is delivered to your door. The pre-order option will make sure you don’t miss a copy while staying safe at home. 

Visit mrtns.uk/pre-order-rm

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