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Backtrack Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $6.00 per issue Backtrack was first published in 1987 with the aim of presenting British railway history. At first quarterly and then bi-monthly, Backtrack went monthly in 1995 and has gone from strength to strength, justifying its founder’s identification of a niche in the railway publishing market for a high quality historical journal.
Backtrack’s remit is to cover all aspects of railway history throughout Britain and Ireland, from its earliest days in the era of horse-drawn tramroads up to around ten years back from the present. Locomotives (whether steam, diesel or electric) and rolling stock feature prominently, but Backtrack also looks at the history of particular lines as well as considering the social, political, financial, engineering and labour aspects of railway history. Topics such as stations, bridges, signalling, biographies, train services and staff recollections therefore regularly appear in the magazine.
A strong pictorial content is an important feature of Backtrack and in addition to archive black and white photographs each issue contains quality historical colour coverage of the railway scene, all reproduced to the highest standards.

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Backtrack  |  December 2020  


On shed at Kingmoor - 3 pages of photos at Carlisle's biggest locomotive depot by Gavin Morrison.

The Festival - Colm Flanagan describes the Ulster Transport Authority's new express of 1951.

How not to close a railway - Geoffrey Skelsey looks at the near death of the North Warwickshire line.

Stoke Station and its station masters - a history by Mike G. Fell.

Reading Matter - three pages of GWR and SR steam at Reading.

A Tribute to David Idle - three colour photos of SECR No.592 which David was instrumental in saving.

Coals from Newcastle: Part One - A look at coal traffic in the North East on the North Eastern Railway by Rob Langham.

A Grand Day out for eight shillings and threepence - John Chapman recalls taking advantage of a Day Rover ticket in 1961.

The Highland Railway 'Clans' - Andrew Wilson looks at the life and times of the most iconic of Scottish classes.

Tyson's Tours - archive photos of some 1960s railtours by Alan Tyson.

Drama aboard the TS 'King Edward' - an unfortunate incident in the Firth of Clyde described by Arnold Tortorella.
Backtrack was first published in 1987 with the aim of presenting British railway history. At first quarterly and then bi-monthly, Backtrack went monthly in 1995 and has gone from strength to strength, justifying its founder’s identification of a niche in the railway publishing market for a high quality historical journal.
Backtrack’s remit is to cover all aspects of railway history throughout Britain and Ireland, from its earliest days in the era of horse-drawn tramroads up to around ten years back from the present. Locomotives (whether steam, diesel or electric) and rolling stock feature prominently, but Backtrack also looks at the history of particular lines as well as considering the social, political, financial, engineering and labour aspects of railway history. Topics such as stations, bridges, signalling, biographies, train services and staff recollections therefore regularly appear in the magazine.
A strong pictorial content is an important feature of Backtrack and in addition to archive black and white photographs each issue contains quality historical colour coverage of the railway scene, all reproduced to the highest standards.
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