March 2023


Rail Express is essential reading for today’s rail enthusiasts and photographers; and the March issue brings you the latest news, headlines, images and features from across the entire rail network, while also welcoming you to a new era for Rail Express.

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 inside…

Modernising the Drs Fleet

In an exclusive interview with Richard Clinnick, Oliver Schepisi, head of operations at Nuclear Transport Solutions and DRS, reveals that a new locomotive order is on the horizon, while decisions are to be made about the ‘37’ fleet and even the ‘68s’.

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Key decisions now set to shape rail’s future

Major financial decisions facing rail projects across Britain.

Inside Haymarket Depot

ScotRail’s fleet of Inter7City High Speed Train power cars are maintained at Haymarket. Richard Clinnick finds out what happens at the depot.

Headline News

Class 231s enter traffic with Transport for Wales, Class 777s finally carry passengers in Liverpool, Eurostar launches a new brand, Liverpool Street could be rebuilt and much more.

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It’s a busy month as Class 37s dominate Bachmann’s latest ‘OO’ gauge announcements, and Heljan’s ‘O’ gauge ’73’ livery samples are evaluated. There’s a Scottish theme too, with products investigated for modelling the current ScotRail livery, Accurascale’s Mk. 5 stock and a Bachmann ‘158’ are reviewed. We also ask how good is Rapido’s Class 28?

And there’s lots more to read in the March edition. If you like the look of this month’s issue, it’s available to order here. Alternatively, subscribe to save your pennies and receive every single issue through your letterbox, with free delivery.

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