Railway Illus - 'Gossip' section

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  1. alexl92

    alexl92 Established Member

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    I haven't picked up a copy of Railways Illustrated since Pip Dunn moved on as I've not had the spare income, but had a quick browse yesterday and couldn't find the section that used to be at the back containing various rumours etc. I know it was usually not acccurate but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Has this section been removed since Pip left?

    Also interested to hear anyone's thoughts on the mag under the new Editor - I still want to see for myself but I'd like to hear what others think.

    Cheers
     
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  3. Galvanize

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    Sadly that section disappeared when Pip left the post of Editor, though he still continues to write certain columns, but he's now Editor of a lorry magazine.
     
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    I know it is early days but the quality of the pictures in the latest magazine are quite poor
     
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    I hope it maintains its standards. I occasionally used to buy Rail Express but Railways Illus became a firm favourite as a good overview of both the heritage and national rail scenes. I enjoyed the gossip column even if it wasn't always accurate - in fact, I've found it quite interesting to go back to older copies and see which items of gossip actually turned out to be accurate.
     
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    I've always wondered where all these hair brained schemes come from!;)
     
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    Anyone seen a copy of RI on the shelves recently? My local supermarkets and WHS have no trace of it at all...
     
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    Next issue is due out later this week.

    I'm aware of a couple of people who have switched to Rail Express in recent months
     
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    Cheers; I'll look out for it.
     
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    I haven't bought this recently, mainly due to the dropping of the Gossip, but also RI has seemed a bit duller than in Pip's time.
    The fact is that about 25 years ago I used to buy two or three mags a month, but places like this have increasingly replaced their role in my life. I now often don't buy any mags for weeks on end. A magazine has to have a distinct USP to make me buy it.
     
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    Seems like the Gossip column is back; I bought a digital copy of the mag last month. As I don't own a tablet it's been a pain in the backside to read it as the format doesn't sit well on laptop or phone.

    I still cannot find a physical copy on the shelves, however. Even contacting them directly to enquire about where I might get hold of one yielded no reply. Seems like it's subscribe or nothing.
     
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    The larger Tesco stores sell it, along with Rail Express. In fact our nearest large Tesco sells all the railway magazines with the exception of Today's Railways.
     
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