Britain’s best-selling rail title is back for another month of award-winning photos, news, features and exclusives from the rail industry, past and present.

This month’s The Railway Magazine features a look back at Longmoor Military Railway with October 31 marking the 50th anniversary of its closure. Gary Boyd-Hope accompanies the feature with a pictorial tribute to one of railway preservation’s lost opportunities.

LAMENTABLE FAILURES | Twenty years on from the crash that killed 31 people at Ladbroke Grove in west London in October 1999, Fraser Pithie looks back at the factors that combined to cause the tragedy, and the changes made as a result.

WORKING AT WORTLEY – 1952 | In an unorthodox Practice & Performance feature, John Heaton recalls how the the busy Wortley Junction ’box in Leeds was operated, as well as timings of workings on the routes it served.

TRAIN TEST: LONDON OVERGROUND CLASS 710 | Ben Jones heads to the revitalised Gospel Oak-Barking line in London to try out the first Bombardier ‘Aventra’ EMUs to enter passenger service.

NEWCASTLE CENTRAL | Newcastle’s wonderful listed station has an impressive past but, as Graeme Pickering discovers, it also has a major role to play in the future as the city’s primary transport hub.

Leighton Buzzard: 100 NOT OUT |Cliff Thomas reports on a rare anniversary –
a narrow-gauge light railway that has operated continuously for 100 years.

PLUS | The Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest covering industrial, steam, Irish, narrow gauge, metro, network, freight and more! Discover some of our readers’ tales in the Reader’s Platform, and make a date for upcoming events in your railway calendar!

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