September 2019
September 2019   


The Railway Magazine - September 2019

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The Railway Magazine, Britain’s best-selling rail title, is back for another month of award-winning photos, news, features and exclusives from the rail industry, past and present.

This month, The Railway Magazine features Abellio’s takeover of the East Midlands franchise; it is make or break time for HS2 plus take a look at steam’s ‘mystery’ man!

ABELLIO TAKES OVER | August saw the takeover of the East Midland franchise by Abellio,with the brand name East Midlands Railway replacing East Midlands Trains (EMT), the Stagecoach brand.

CRUNCH TIME FOR HS2 | New Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has thrown the future of High Speed 2 (HS2) into doubt with a new review that will challenge the £56billion project’s scope, design and affordability.

LOOKING AFTER RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE | Andrew Royle explains the roles of the fascinating yellow test trains that tour the country checking everything from rails to overhead lines.

PRESERVATION’S MYSTERY MAN | A tribute to Peter Rampton, who spent a lifetime rescuing narrow-gauge locomotives, but remained an enigmatic character to many in the movement.

PLUS | The Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest covering industrial, steam, Irish, narrow gauge, metro, network, freight and more! Discover some of our readers’ tales in the Reader’s Platform, and make a date for upcoming events in your railway calendar!

Be sure to explore our website too for the latest news updates, teasers, and find out how you can get involved! Just visit: www.therailwaymagazine.co.uk





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