PREVIEW: December issue of Railways Illustrated

Railways Illustrated December cover

Grab the December edition of Railways Illustrated for the best coverage of today’s railway scene.

Each issue of Railways Illustrated offers a comprehensive round-up of the latest news and topical events from the UK across the present-day railway, including heritage traction in operation on the main lines.

Railways Illustrated December cover

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


COVID-19: Confidence is key

Editor Mark Nicholls ponders the huge problem of attracting passengers back to the rails during and after the coronavirus pandemic.

Testing times with the Class 210

Chris Nuthall recalls his time as a GEC Junior engineer working on the prototype Class 210 DEMUs in the early 1980s.

Gillingham to Sheerness

Stephen Roberts examines the Sheerness branch line that connects it to the mainland, the county of Kent and to London.


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