November 2023


Grab the brand-new November 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 November issue:


With many heritage railways feeling the economic pinch, event organisers are working harder than ever to provide attractions to bring in enthusiasts – without breaking the bank. Andy Coward speaks to the Spa Valley Railway’s Jonnie Pay, to find out about the realities facing event organisers.

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The twilight zone

The long reign of the Class 507 and Class 508 electric multiple units on Merseyrail is almost over, as more of the new Stadler-built Class 777s enter service. Martyn Hilbert presents a pictorial tribute to the veteran EMU fleet.

10 Pictures: Steve Stubbs

Our regular 10 Pictures feature this issue has been selected by Hampshire-based photographer and enthusiast Steve Stubbs, who has followed the local railway scene since the 1980s, mainly focusing on freight traffic. It is an eclectic selection of freight workings spanning the past few decades.

And there’s lots more to read in the November edition. It’s available to order here, or you can subscribe and receive every issue, every month with one of our latest deals.

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