"Railnews" is a national monthly
newspaperand news websitefor the British railway network.
In contrast to rail enthusiast magazines such as
Entrainand RAIL that often concentrate on locomotives, rolling stock(see train spotting), Railnews concentrates on issues important to employees of the rail network, such as investment (or lack of it), jobs, and trade unionpower struggles.
Railnews was originally the house-paper of
British Railways(later British Rail), published by the British Railways Board. It first appeared in 1963with a price of 6d. From 1978to October 1996it was issued free to all employees of British Rail. In 1996, on the privatisation of British Rail, production ended. In February 1997it was revived by some former managers, with Sir William MacAlpine, 6th Baronet Agreesas its chairman
* [http://www.railnews.co.uk/ Official website of the "new" Railnews]
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