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Published for 50 years, Modern Railways has earned its reputation in the industry as an established and highly respected railway journal. It is 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.

Providing in-depth coverage for all aspects of the industry, from traction and rolling stock to signalling and infrastructure management, Modern Railways carries not only the latest news but also analysis of why those events are happening.

Modern Railways keeps its readers fully informed with detailed articles, informative features, and special issues throughout the year.

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Modern Railways December 2022

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Modern Railways November 2022

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Modern Railways October 2022

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Main lines into the capital

Our regular contributing photographer JAMIE SQUIBBS has recently...

GBR – a very long way to go

Informed Sources Cutting edge analysis of the issues which really...

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Class 231s start on Rhymney line

Flirt in South Wales: TfW’s No 231001 at Penarth preparing...

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End of an era at New Street

Birmingham New Street’s famous power signal box closed in Christmas...

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Modern Railways March 2023

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RICoE: getting more pounds in the ground

Network Rail’s vaunted Project SPEED initiative is being expanded...

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Meeting the fleet challenge

New eight-year lease agreed: EMR’s Nos 158773/889 at Alfreton...

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Managing obsolescence

A STRATEGIC approach is needed to managing obsolescence in rolling...

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A strategy for modern and green train services

THE GREAT British Railways Transition Team is working on a strategy...

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Replacing parts cheaply and quickly

DESPITE A significant influx of Angel Trains for a number of...

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