Inside the June issue of Rail Express


We’re paying tribute to the UK’s railways which are supporting the nation, from key passenger and freight flows kept moving and naming honouring the brilliant Captain Tom. This month’s issue is essential reading for today’s rail enthusiasts.

If you’d like to read this latest issue of Rail Express magazine, then you can download the digital version, order the print magazine, or better yet take out a subscription for the best value offers. Here’s what to expect this month…

June issue of Rail Express

Headline News

Our railways do their bit – empty stations, train namings, NHS messages of support, blue light shows, and food giveaways; Government supports heavy and light rail; HS2 work gets official go-ahead; DfT refreshes Community Rail Network; Southeastern to take Class 707s; Class 442 car scrapped; ‘Badger’ heads for repaint; Bletchley flyover ‘deconstructed’.

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0-60 recap

During a pause in the series for lockdown, we take a detailed look at the results so far with a breakdown into locomotives and units, diesels and electrics.

The Retro Years

Another delve into the archives reveals classic shots from the month of June in years gone by.


This month we show how to remodel Hornby’s Class 60 as No. 60012 Glyder Fawr as well as using Bachmann’s VDAs and OTAs to create a ‘Sea Urchin’ ballast wagon. Reviews are thin on the ground during lockdown, but we take a look at Farish’s modified ‘70’ as well as scenic products from Goodwood and Flake King.

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PLUS! All the latest news covering Railtours, Preservation, Units, Shunters, Coaches, Wagons and the Irish modern traction scene.

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