Grab the brand-new June 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 June issue:
D821: Preservation Pioneer
This year sees the diesel preservation movement celebrate the 50th anniversary of Class 42 diesel hydraulic D821 Greyhound being bought from British Rail, making the Warship the first privately preserved ex-British Railways main line diesel locomotive to enter preservation. Tom Sawyer,from the Diesel Traction Group, looks at some of the highlights of the last half century for D821.
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Summer days, drifting away…
In the third feature focusing on how the Network Rail deals with the extremities of the UK climate, North and East Route operations director Chris Geelooks at the work done to prepare for the unpredictable summer months and the many scenarios Network Rail faces.
Reviving the Premier Line
The Severn Valley Railway has a new but familiar, managing director following the appointment of Jonathan Dunster to the role. A few weeks after taking up the reins of the popular heritage railway, he sat down with Andy Coward to talk about the railway and the steps being taken to safeguard the SVR’s future.
10 Pictures: Martin Taylor
Our popular photographic feature this month comes from the lens of enthusiast and professional railwayman Martin Taylor. His selection of 10 Pictures includes a variety of diesel and electric traction in some stunning surroundings.