The Railway Magazine

Multiple Aspects with Nick Pigott

WITH this issue, the title of the column reverts to the name it began with a quarter of a century ago.

At that time, I described it as appropriate as it enabled Britain’s senior rail journal to signal up matters relating to all facets of the world of railways.

That’s as relevant now as it was 25 years ago, so feel free to contact me at npigott@ if there’s anything infuriating, inconveniencing or merely bewildering you about life on the lines.

Is the land that gave trains to the world forgetting how to design them?

SOMETHING engineers and designers are supposed to do is learn the lessons of history.

Back in the 1950s, hundreds of

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