Modern Railways

In-depth Railway News

Essential reading for professionals in the railway industry as well as individuals with a general interest in the state and developments of the British railway network.

Sign up to the Newsletter

Issue Cover

Modern Railways Latest Issue

Read the full issue in PDF format or dip into our reformatted online features at your leisure. 

Read Issue Watch Podcast

RVE 2021

4TH NOVEMBER 2021 at DERBY ARENA, PRIDE PARK, DERBY, UK

Find out more about the RVE Expo

Latest from Key Modern Railways

Pan Up Premium

The wrong name

Ian Walmsley

It’s never been done before…might there be a good reason?

Ian Walmsley
Pan Up Premium

Polishing the Crown

Ian Walmsley

Norwich Crown Point depot was opened in 1982 by Sir Peter Parker, British Rail Chairman. Nearly 40 years on, it has had a major upgrade for Swiss trains and a Dutch operator

Ian Walmsley
Pan Up Premium

The summer of (7)69

Ian Walmsley

I always thought this one was a bad idea

Ian Walmsley
Pan Up Premium

FREEDOM!

Ian Walmsley

Clayton Equipment celebrates 90 years – you’d like a locomotive with rails on the sides? No problem, comrade

Ian Walmsley
Feature Premium

Midland HST lament

Ian Walmsley

Pan UpBefore the last two HSTs in service on the Midland faded...

Ian Walmsley
Feature Premium

LINES OF DUTY

Ian Walmsley

Pan Up The BBC’s Line of Duty has thrown a spotlight on the...

Ian Walmsley
Feature Premium

DIGITAL COUPLINGS: THE EVE OF THE WAR

Ian Walmsley

The humble freight wagon coupler is going digital – or is it?...

Ian Walmsley
Feature Premium

Covid - they think it’s all over

Ian Walmsley

On the railway nothing is ever easy, and reducing Covid risk...

Ian Walmsley
Feature Premium

Mercury Rising

Ian Walmsley

Pan UpRail Operations (UK) Ltd orders the Class 93 from Stadler,...

Ian Walmsley
Feature Premium

The wrong target

Ian Walmsley

Pan UpTwo years ago, in a speech at the British Museum, which...

Ian Walmsley

RVE Expo Register Today

 

Upcoming Events

Rail in the Midlands

Event Date:

It is an exciting time for Rail in the Midlands, with new franchises in place for both the East and West Midlands and new rolling stock on order, combined with infrastructure developments taking place across the region.

This year's Rail in the Midlands Conference takes place as part of Modern Railways RVE, bringing together two established events within the Modern Railways brand.

RVE 2021

Event Date:

RVE is the original UK show specifically focused on Rail Vehicles and Enhancements.

Golden Spanner Awards

Event Date:

The Golden Spanners is an annual event at which all those interested in railway rolling stock meet to discuss best practice and celebrate excellence in train maintenance.

Sponsored by Houghton International.

Golden Whistle Awards

Event Date:

The brainchild of Institution of Railway Operators luminary and now West Dorset MP Chris Loder, the Golden Whistles event was founded in 2010 to promote best practice and celebrate excellence in railway operations.

Sponsored by Tracsis

Rail in the Midlands

to

Derby, United Kingdom

It is an exciting time for Rail in the Midlands, with new franchises in place for both the East and West Midlands and new rolling stock on order, combined with infrastructure developments taking place across the region.

This year's Rail in the Midlands Conference takes place as part of Modern Railways RVE, bringing together two established events within the Modern Railways brand.

RVE 2021

to

Derby, United Kingdom

RVE is the original UK show specifically focused on Rail Vehicles and Enhancements.

Golden Spanner Awards

to

London, United Kingdom

The Golden Spanners is an annual event at which all those interested in railway rolling stock meet to discuss best practice and celebrate excellence in train maintenance.

Sponsored by Houghton International.

Golden Whistle Awards

to

London, United Kingdom

The brainchild of Institution of Railway Operators luminary and now West Dorset MP Chris Loder, the Golden Whistles event was founded in 2010 to promote best practice and celebrate excellence in railway operations.

Sponsored by Tracsis