RR Magazine Winter 2020/21 – Out Now

The Winter edition of the Club Magazine – Railway Ramblings – has been published. Join Railway Ramblers now to receive your copy. Membership is just £10 per year!

The magazine is published each quarter and sent to every member. The Spring edition will be published and distributed in early March.

The Winter issue contains 48 pages and includes the Editorial and Notes from the Chairman regarding club activities in these unprecedented times. The magazine also contains regular features such as Club and National News, Walk Programme, Mystery Location and more.

Some of the magazine highlights are outlined below.

Historical Railways Estate

A series of feature articles on the HRE (responsible for railway infrastucture that is not looked after by a local authority or other body). The articles cover Policy and Funding, a view of HRE strategy and a couple of articles from RR members on what these may mean for the future and what actions should Railway Ramblers be taking to safeguard the future.


There are letters to the Editor on a variety of subjects including responses to articles from previous editions of Railway Ramblings. These include memoirs from the club President, walks in West Yorkshire and Wales, a request for a photograph and some thoughts on what details should be included in promoting future walks in the magazine.

Dirty Dozen – British Tunnels

This edition covers the Harecastle South Tunnel, north of Stoke-on-Trent. The Potteries was a hive of activity in the industrial revolution & movement of goods was essential. To the north lay a tract of high ground called Harecastle Hill and a series of tunnels were developed. The North Staffordshire Railway built three tunnels in the 1800s, of which Harecastle South Tunnel was the longest.