February 2024


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

Scotland: investing in infrastructure

Richard Clinnick enjoys a cab ride on the newly-electrified Barrhead line before visiting the soon-to-reopen Leven line.

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Fund-raising farewell for DRS Class 37s

Network Rail programme director Chris Gee presents a selection of images from a charity photoshoot at York Holgate Works.

Trans-Pennine to Scarborough – is it finally the end?

The curtain has been brought down on the second spell of trans-Pennine locomotive-hauled trains to Scarborough. David Russell looks back at the two periods of operation from 1982 to 1987 and from 2019 to 2023.

Britain’s busiest (and least busy) stations

Richard Clinnick reports on the latest station usage figures, which have dramatically altered following the opening of the Elizabeth Line.

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And there’s lots more to read in the February 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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