PREVIEW: August 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.

Here’s what to expect in the August issue of The Railway Magazine:

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Bright future for post-Covid railfreight growth; European lines wrecked by heavy rain and floods; Hybrid Class 37 project amongst ‘First of a kind ’funding winners; Ryde Pier Drewry railcar rebuild complete; ‘Perfect time to reshape the industry’; ‘Pendolino’ upgrade programme begins.

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Life & times of the Horncastle Railway

50 years after The Railway Magazine’s hometown of Horncastle lost its railway, Pete Kelly previews a superb new exhibition celebrating the town’s railway history and branch from Woodhall Junction

When was the real end of BR steam?

June marked 50 years since London Transport dispensed with its last ex-GWR Pannier tanks but, as
Howard Johnston reports, the final ordinary duty of a BR steam loco is not recorded.

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

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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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Sam Hewitt

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