January Issue


Grab the brand-new January 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 January issue:

The Caledonian Sleeper

In the second part of our series on the sleeper train services operating in the UK, we sample the Caledonian Sleeper ‘Highlander’ from Inverness to London Euston. How does it measure up against the GWR offering? And does the more modern coaching stock provide better accommodation than the older Mk.3 coaches they replaced?

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Survival instinct

Glenn Edwards from spot-hire company Europhoenix talks to Andy Coward about the remarkable history of 37800, which has recently become the first locomotive to be repainted into Rail Operations Group’s distinctive blue livery. 

Six stories – part one

It has been another busy year for our railways, with lots of things happening both on the national network and in the preservation sector. In this issue, we look at six significant stories that made headlines from January to June. 

10 Pictures: Kevin Delaney

Preston-based enthusiast and photographer Kevin Delaney is another name that regularly appears in the pages of Railways Illustrated. He delves into his collection to bring us his personal pick of 10 stand-out images.

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