About the magazine

Q. WHAT IS STEAM RAILWAY MAGAZINE?

A. Steam Railway is 100% steam - no diesels, no electrics, just steam. This is a magazine written by enthusiasts. We only cover what matters to you and we tell the stories behind the headlines. You won't find news simply taken off the internet and we always tell it like it is.

Steam Railway has been the voice of the railway preservation movement for 35 years. It's 100% steam - there's no talk of diesels, electrics or High Speed 2 in this magazine, which is read and valued by managers and decision makers as well as enthusiasts. Whether it's happening on the main line or on preserved railways, this news, written by some of the most respected journalists in the industry, is backed up by stunning photography from equally well-respected lensmen.

Every issue contains a wide variety of informative and probing features that get to the heart of the present day steam scene, together with historical and archive material that makes Steam Railway a magazine you'll want to keep and refer back to again and again. Inside you'll also find our one-stop guide to forthcoming steam events, galas and main line railtours, along with reviews of the latest railway books and visual media. If you're interested in steam on the railways, you only need Steam Railway. - Howard Johnston, Editor

Q. HOW OFTEN IS STEAM RAILWAY PUBLISHED?

A. The magazine is published every four weeks and if you sign up for your free newsletter, you'll get the very latest stories every fortnight. Breaking news stories are uploaded to our website as soon as they happen, so keep checking back here for up-to-the-minute news from the world of steam preservation.

Q. WHERE CAN I BUY STEAM RAILWAY?

A. Steam Railway is available for you to purchase in all good stores. You are now also able to buy Steam Railway magazine online from www.magsdirect.co.uk. And don't forget, you can take out a subscription today - just scroll down to our subscriptions FAQs below to find out how you can begin your Steam Railway subscription now


SUBSCRIPTIONS

Q. WHY SHOULD I SUBSCRIBE TO STEAM RAILWAY?

A.  Many thousands of our readers already have a subscription to Steam Railway. Just think of the benefits...you get the latest issue delivered straight to your front door before it appears in the shops. That means no more treks into town in all weathers, no need to catch the bus and no need to get stuck in a traffic jam. It's just valuable time better spent enjoying your passion for Steam. You can save up to 56% compared with buying each individual issue* - so what are you waiting for?

*Please note, subscription offers can vary from month to month.

Q. HOW DO I SUBSCRIBE TO STEAM RAILWAY?

A. You can subscribe online at www.greatmagazines.co.uk/steamrailway or by calling 01858 438884. For overseas please call +44 1858 438820.

Q. HOW DO I RENEW MY MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION?

A. Don't worry, you will be sent a reminder before the end of your subscription. You can then complete and return the renewal form you have received or head over towww.greatmagazines.co.uk/renew. If you pay by direct debit you do not need to renew your subscription as your contract will continue until you cancel it with ourselves and your bank. 

Q. WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY STEAM RAILWAY SUBSCRIPTION?

A. If you have any problems with your Steam Railway subscription just let us know and we’ll be happy to help: 
     Tel UK: 01858 438884
     International: +44 (0) 1858 438884
     Email: 
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Q. HOW CAN I ORDER A BACK-ISSUE OF STEAM RAILWAY?

A. To order a back issue of Steam Railway magazine all you need to do is get in touch using the contact details  below:
     Steam Railway Subscriptions,
     FREEPOST (MID161009),
     Leicester
     LE87 4PA
     Tel UK: 01858 438884
     International: +44 (0) 1858 438884
     Email: bauer@subscription.co.uk

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CONTRIBUTING

Q. HOW DO I SUBMIT PHOTOGRAPHS FOR PUBLICATION?

A. You can send your photos to us at: steam.railway@bauermedia.co.uk. Please send your files (preferably jpeg) with the subject, your name, contact details and caption - this makes it easier for our team to find the best photos for our magazine. Send multiple files low–res; if we need them high-res (larger than 3MB) we'll get in touch. Send what you have as soon as possible to get the best chance of your photos being published. If you're photographing a gala or major event, bear in mind we may receive lots of correspondence so please be patient if we don't get back to you straight away.

Q. DO YOU PAY FOR ARTICLES AND FEATURES?

A. We pay competitive rates for published submitted material. All rates are at the discretion of our Editor. We always welcome contributions from our readers so if you've got something fresh and interesting to say, we want to hear it. 

Q. HOW CAN I CONNECT WITH STEAM RAILWAY?

A. We always want to hear what our readers have to say. You can connect with us here at steamrailway.co.uk, on our Facebook page, our Twitter feed or you can rely on good, old-fashioned pen and paper and write to us at: Steam Railway Magazine, Bauer Media, Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough PE2 6EA.