May 2023


Rail Express is essential reading for today’s rail enthusiasts and photographers; and the May 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 inside…

Transformation for Wales

Richard Clinnick meets those at Transport for Wales introducing new trains into traffic.

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Nova 3 – full service soon?

Richard Clinnick speaks to TPE fleet director Paul Sharples to find out what the future holds for the Mk.5A fleet and what has caused delays to their full introduction.

SVR’s diesel celebration

On the back of a challenging year for the railway, the Severn Valley is hosting a major diesel gala in May. Richard Clinnick goes behind the scenes to find out how the event is being organised.

Headline News

No. 47712 Lady Diana Spencer wins a prestigious award, Class 321s are withdrawn, Swanage Railway operates trains to Wareham using its own diesel multiple units, and lots more.

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And there’s lots more to read in the May 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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