I buy it now and again but only if there is something that interests. The main irritation for me is that it is essentially tabloid in nature and can suffer from the besetting sin of tabloid journalism in seeking to be part of a story rather than merely reporting it. As said previously, the internet plays an increasing part in rapid news dissemination and the popular railway press has to re-invent itself somewhat if it is to remain relevant (or solvent). Railway Magazine has done this rather more successfully IMHO, aided by its coverage of contemporary transport issues. As an example RM ran a feature on the financial effect of the pre-Christmas snow on Santa train business. Without ramming things down its reader's throats, it demonstrated how dangerously reliant some operations have become on Santa business. Decent journalism in fact and the sort of apprach which needs to be copied. P.H.