October 2023


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

Changing times in Cornwall

Craig Munday provides an update on the mid-Cornwall resignalling project set to change and sweep away much of the county’s traditional infrastructure.

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Headline news

TransPennine Express to ditch Class 68s and Mk.5As from December, ticket office consultation closes, retro-livery CrossCountry Class 43s return to traffic, and talks continue over future of ScotRail Inter7City HSTs.

Why new trains are needed

Richard Clinnick assesses an industry report calling for more than 2600 new vehicles to be ordered by the end of the decade, and reports on why these are needed.


Bachmann announces Scottish ‘20s’, Heljan’s No. 10800 arrives, Hornby releases more ‘Castle’ stock, Graham Farish Mk.2f coach deliveries begin, O gauge Class 58 reviewed, TT:120 Class 08 put to the test, Rainford Junction modelling inspiration, and compact layout themes.

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And there’s lots more to read in the October 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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