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(0 Customer Reviews)   |     Write Review 12 issues per year 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.

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Backtrack  |  March 2017  


Backtrack- March 2017
Changing at York - Tom Heavyside's three pages of colour shots of the York scene in the late 1970s and early 80s.
What about the Workers? - Archive photos of a variety of railwaymen at work in a range of activities.
The Closure of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Line: Part One - One of the major railway closures of the pre-Beeching era examined by Edward Gibbins.
The Brimscombe Bankers - Mike Fenton looks at the working of a steeply-graded GWR main line in the Cotswolds.
Getting a Quart out of a Pint Pot: Part One: Boosters and Steam Tenders - Miles Macnair looks at various ideas to obtain extra performance from locomotives.
Representing the Eastern Counties - four colour pages of Great Eastern Railway locomotives.
Ripon - A City no longer with a Railway: Part Two - James Rogers concludes his history of the city's station.
A Lancashire Alliance 1863-1870 - Jeffrey Wells tells how the Lancashire Union Railway came into being.
Morfa Mawddach in limbo - Max Birchenough's colour photos of a once significant Cambrian Coast junction station in 1968.
The Great Silence and the railways, 1919 - Jeffrey Wells notes how the first anniversary of the First World War armistice was marked.
Beyond Clapham Junction - Michael H.C. Baker reflects on railway travels in south London suburbia.
Carruthers (and others) - the story of a staff fraud perpetrated on the Liverpool Overhead Railway in 1902 told by John C. Hughes.
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   |   March 2017   


Backtrack- March 2017
Changing at York - Tom Heavyside's three pages of colour shots of the York scene in the late 1970s and early 80s.
What about the Workers? - Archive photos of a variety of railwaymen at work in a range of activities.
The Closure of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Line: Part One - One of the major railway closures of the pre-Beeching era examined by Edward Gibbins.
The Brimscombe Bankers - Mike Fenton looks at the working of a steeply-graded GWR main line in the Cotswolds.
Getting a Quart out of a Pint Pot: Part One: Boosters and Steam Tenders - Miles Macnair looks at various ideas to obtain extra performance from locomotives.
Representing the Eastern Counties - four colour pages of Great Eastern Railway locomotives.
Ripon - A City no longer with a Railway: Part Two - James Rogers concludes his history of the city's station.
A Lancashire Alliance 1863-1870 - Jeffrey Wells tells how the Lancashire Union Railway came into being.
Morfa Mawddach in limbo - Max Birchenough's colour photos of a once significant Cambrian Coast junction station in 1968.
The Great Silence and the railways, 1919 - Jeffrey Wells notes how the first anniversary of the First World War armistice was marked.
Beyond Clapham Junction - Michael H.C. Baker reflects on railway travels in south London suburbia.
Carruthers (and others) - the story of a staff fraud perpetrated on the Liverpool Overhead Railway in 1902 told by John C. Hughes.
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You'll receive 12 issues during a 1 year Backtrack magazine print subscription.
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