Preview: December Issue


Grab the brand-new December issue of Railways Illustrated magazine for the best coverage of today’s railway scene.

Railways Illustrated reflects the energy and vitality of the present-day railway scene. Here’s what’s in the December issue:

To Cornwall for breakfast

Great Western Railway’s Night Riviera is one of two remaining overnight sleeper trains to operate in the UK, travelling six nights a week in each direction between London Paddington and Penzance. Andy Coward packed his pyjamas and sampled the train to see what it is like and if it represents good value for money.

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All change at Okehampton

The Dartmoor Railway Association has experienced many changes over the past 25 years. It is now essentially a support organisation in the revival of the Dartmoor Railway by Network Rail and Great Western Railway. Andy Coward speaks to Tom Baxter from the DRA about its history and future plans.

Model Spot

Simon Bendall casts his expert eye over five Bachmann OO gauge models that have been produced exclusively for Kernow Model Rail Centre, featuring three Class 47s and a pair of Class 37s. How do they measure up?

10 Pictures: Steve Donald

Another regular contributor to the pages of Railways Illustrated, Steve Donald brings us his favourite 10 Pictures, with another stunning selection of images from this very accomplished East Midlands-based photographer who first picked up a camera after unstinting encouragement from his late father.

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