May issue


Grab the brand-new May 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 May issue:

The Colourful Class 67s

The 30-strong Class 67s fleet has carried a number of different liveries throughout its 24-year history. We examine this particularly colourful class of locomotive in words and pictures.

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Locomotive Services Group and the Crewe Diesel Preservation Group have recreated a ScotRail push-pull train, which made its debut passenger tour at the end of February. We present a selection of pictures taken of the train during its inaugural passenger charter.

10 Pictures: David Hill

Leeds-based David Hill has travelled extensively across the rail network during a lifetime of railway enthusiasm. He also spends time at the lineside with his camera, as well as being a heritage railway volunteer on the East Lancashire Railway. David presents his favourite stand-out images in this issue’s 10 Pictures.

Model Spot

Loved and loathed in almost equal measures, the various Pacer DMU fleets certainly made an impression on the rail network until they were withdrawn a couple of years ago. Our railway modelling expert, Simon Bendall, takes a look at the OO gauge Class 143 models that have recently been released by Bachmann’s EFE Rail range to see how they measure up.

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