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Northern’s Newbies! Class 47 survivors! ‘Hymek’ returns! The latest issue of Rail Express is packed with modern traction news, nostalgia and modelling.

If you’d like to read this edition 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…

ON A ROLL TO ROYCE’S | A focus on Derby’s short branch to Sinfin.


26 CHASING TRAINS: CLASS 40S | Bashing ‘Whistler’s in the 1970s and 80s.

TIME TRAVELLER | Headlines from decades past.

0-60: CLASS 458/5 | Looking for a new third-rail champion.


POWER BY THE HOUR | Class 59/2 fleet up for sale; Class 20s head to store; Bogie swap for second Colas ’37’.

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

Rail Express 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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About the Author

Sam Hewitt

Digital Editor at Mortons Media Group Ltd.
Sam Hewitt is the Digital Editor of The Railway Hub. Sam has a Journalism degree from the University of Lincoln. When he’s not writing about railways he can be found at Keepmoat Stadium, supporting his beloved League One football team Doncaster Rovers.
01507 529529 | SHewitt@Mortons.co.uk
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