Grab the brand new August issue of Railways Illustrated magazine for the best coverage of today’s railway scene.
Each issue of Railways Illustrated offers a comprehensive round-up of the latest news and topical events from the UK across the present-day railway, including heritage traction in operation on the main lines.
Railways Illustrated reflects the energy and vitality of the present-day railway scene. Here’s what’s in the August issue:
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Avanti West Coast’s fleet of Class 390 Pendolinos are undergoing a major internal refurbishment project to transform the 20-year-old interiors to as-new condition, with the work being carried out by Alstom at Widnes. We take a look at the programme and the level of works being done on the trains.
10 Pictures: Dafydd Whyles
A master of atmospheric and somewhat moody railway photography, our 10 Pictures feature this month comes from the lens of photographer and railway signaller Dafydd Whyles. Dafydd’s chosen images illustrate that you don’t always need trains to produce eye-catching and distinctive railway photography.
Simon Bendall examines the new Accurascale Class 55 Deltics. This is the first powered model produced by the company, so we find out how they measure up to Simon’s expert eye.