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  • Inside Leeds Midland Road

    Inside Leeds Midland Road

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    After No. 66503’s rededication ceremony (see previous page), Freightliner offered The RM team a tour of its Leeds servicing and repair facility, which features a maintenance shed, bogie shop, wheel lathe, fuelling shed, and sidings.

  • The Shrewsbury ‘Syphons’

    The Shrewsbury ‘Syphons’

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    Coleham depot is home to Network Rail’s small fleet of ERTMS-fitted Class 37s, now designated Class 97/3s. Graeme Pickering finds out how these survivors from the era of British Railways modernisation continue to perform impressively in a unique role.

  • The Brontës by rail

    The Brontës by rail

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    Bob Gwynne, associate curator at the National Railway Museum, describes how the lives of the famous literary family the Brontës was intertwined with the pioneering days of the railway network, with their journeys providing a touchstone of what rail travel was like in those early days.

  • Rail enthusiast content creators we’re loving right now

    Rail enthusiast content creators we’re loving right now

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    With the rise of social media, it’s easier than ever to share your love of all things trains and gain a following. Here are some of the content creators we’re loving right now.

  • What is the royal train? Your questions answered

    What is the royal train? Your questions answered

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    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are setting off on a festive morale-boosting tour around the country on the Royal Train.

  • Our Black Friday magazine subscription sale is now on!

    Our Black Friday magazine subscription sale is now on!

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    Black Friday is here and we’ve been busy driving down the prices on some of our favourite products for a limited time only.

  • 163 years ago: Death of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

    163 years ago: Death of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

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    Young Isambard was not only to follow in his father’s footsteps as one of the greatest engineers of his day, but with his big railway from London to Bristol, and the seaward ‘extension’ by which steamships would continue the journey to New York, would soon eclipse his fame.

  • PREVIEW | Darlington: Home of Rail Engineering in the North-East

    PREVIEW | Darlington: Home of Rail Engineering in the North-East

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    For a limited time only, you can read the digital version of Darlington, The Home of Rail Engineering in the North-East for just 99p.

  • Britain’s biggest train fleet transformation since the 1950s

    Britain’s biggest train fleet transformation since the 1950s

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    Britain’s train fleet is undergoing its biggest transformation since the 1950s, with around 5,700 new vehicles being delivered or on order.

  • Bluebell Railway celebrates six decades of world’s most popular line

    Bluebell Railway celebrates six decades of world’s most popular line

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    Bluebell Railway was due to celebrate six decades since the first green shoots of one of the world’s most popular and successful heritage lines appeared.

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