Published continuously since 1897 and with an audited circulation of more than 32,000 copies a month, The Railway Magazine has gained a reputation for quality and accuracy in a fast-moving industry.

Its photos and features set the standard and its award-winning news section is the most comprehensive in the country, covering traction, network, steam, heritage, metro, narrow gauge, overseas and a host of other topics.


This is a free app download with paid content within. The current issue, back issues and future issues can be purchased within the app.

Subscriptions are also available within the application. When a recurring subscription is purchased the latest issue will become available to download immediately.

Available subscriptions are:

6 months: £17.99/US$23.99 (6 issues)
12 months: £32.99/US$42.99 (12 Issues)

-The subscription will renew automatically unless cancelled more than 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for the product.
-You may turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions through your Account Settings, however you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period.
-Payment will charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription to that publication is purchased.
Bundles of single issues can be also be bought within the application. To use purchased credits, simply click on the issue price and select ‘use credit’. This allows you to purchase back issues at reduced prices.

Users can register for/ login to a pocketmags account in-app. This will protect their issues in the case of a lost device and allow browsing of purchases on multiple platforms. Existing pocketmags users can retrieve their purchases by logging into their account.

We recommend loading the app for the first time in a wi-fi area so that all issue data is retrieved.
If your app will not load past the splash page after a first install or an update please click the settings cog, then click Settings then Refresh app data. If this also fails to work please delete and reinstall the app from the App Store

Help and frequently asked questions be accessed in-app and on pocketmags.
If you have any problems at all please do not hesitate to contact us:


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What’s New

Version 6.0.0

Improved reading experience
iPhone X support
Bug fixes and other improvements

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Dellygwinn ,

Thank you for fixing the problem!

Great app-now works fine!
lI would like to say a big thank you for sorting the IOS 5/6 problems out with this magazine-I upgraded my other half's iPad software so he could read the magazine, once we'd paid for 12 months subscription, and was very upset when it wouldn't load. I, like other users deleted it, re-installed it to no avail. I was going to email about it but don't need to now!
He is happily reading it as I type!
Thank you for fixing it!

PWphoto ,

Great magazine, poor App

Great magazine but the app is poor, sometimes will not load and freezes, or just will not open. Has a habit os spinning round when opened. Very strange

PJW1987 ,

A great read

My Dad has been reading RM for as long as I can remember but his attic is bursting with back issues. I bought him an iPad at Christmas and loaded on a subscription to this and he's over the moon with it (as is my Mum as she's starting to get some space back!). A great read, cannot recommend highly enough. Well done, Railway Magazine!


Mortons Media Group Ltd
12.5 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Railway Magazine Back Issue Bundle (4 Issues) £13.99
  2. Railway Magazine Subscription £32.99
  3. Railway Magazine Subscription £17.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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