January 2023


Rail Express is essential reading for today’s rail enthusiasts and photographers; and the December issue brings you the latest news, headlines, images and features from across the entire rail network.

Undoubtedly the best for modern traction photography, the magazine keeps readers informed and entertained with undiluted coverage of Britain’s railways in the diesel and electric era. Here’s what you’ll find in the January edition…

A day in the life of … Southampton Maritime

Rail Express spends a complete day shift with the dedicated team at Freightliner’s South Coast terminal to see how intermodal rail services bring goods in and out of the UK, and how locos and wagons are all kept shipshape.

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0 to 60! Classic Electric Locos

Our quest for loco haulage takes us to Switzerland to put Swiss Federal Railways’ Class 460 against BR-built Class 90.

Farewell Class 456

In a surprise move early in 2022, the whole class of 24 two-car units was withdrawn, without so much as a farewell tour. We look back on a suburban EMU that performed solidly for three decades, with not a single coach preserved.

Rail Express also features Rail Express Modeller mini-magazine. Providing the latest modern modelling news, honest and accurate reviews, comment, layout features, modelling articles and our ever popular Modeller’s Guide and D&E Files prototype series.

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