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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  |  September 2017  


September 2017

On the Platform End at Paddington - Robert Sandusky photographed comings and goings in June 1958.
The Metropolitan's Diamond Logo - Michael J. Smith describes an early corporate 'branding' exercise.
Ladies Only Compartments - a vanished passenger amenity reviewed by Alistair F. Nisbet.
More from the Eastern Counties - another colour selection of Great Eastern locomotives.
The North Eastern Railway and its Timetables in Edwardian Days: Part Two - Glen Kilday concludes his survey of services in the North Eastern in the early 20th Century.
'Rather Unprincipled Persons': Ministers of Transport 1919-69: Part One - A. J. Mullay reviews the holders of this post and their influence (or lack of it) on railway history.
LNER Flyers from the Air - Steve Banks look at the stories behind some 1930s press photographs.
Looking Blue - four colour pages of blue-liveried steam locomotives.
Major Druitt meets his Waterloo - John C. Hughes looks into a Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway accident to the north of Liverpool.
A trip on the North Wales Line - archive photos from the 1960s.
After Hours - Alan Whitehouse recalls the appeal and challenge of photographing the railway at night.
The Crieff Lines No More - David Fergusson looks back at the battle to save them and how it ultimately failed.
Churchward and the Locomotive Exchanges with the LNWR in August 1910 - a controversial railway challenge considered by Nick Deacon.
D'Aldgate à Arès - Eric Stuart on how some Metropolitan Railway coaches ended up working in France.
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   |   September 2017   


September 2017

On the Platform End at Paddington - Robert Sandusky photographed comings and goings in June 1958.
The Metropolitan's Diamond Logo - Michael J. Smith describes an early corporate 'branding' exercise.
Ladies Only Compartments - a vanished passenger amenity reviewed by Alistair F. Nisbet.
More from the Eastern Counties - another colour selection of Great Eastern locomotives.
The North Eastern Railway and its Timetables in Edwardian Days: Part Two - Glen Kilday concludes his survey of services in the North Eastern in the early 20th Century.
'Rather Unprincipled Persons': Ministers of Transport 1919-69: Part One - A. J. Mullay reviews the holders of this post and their influence (or lack of it) on railway history.
LNER Flyers from the Air - Steve Banks look at the stories behind some 1930s press photographs.
Looking Blue - four colour pages of blue-liveried steam locomotives.
Major Druitt meets his Waterloo - John C. Hughes looks into a Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway accident to the north of Liverpool.
A trip on the North Wales Line - archive photos from the 1960s.
After Hours - Alan Whitehouse recalls the appeal and challenge of photographing the railway at night.
The Crieff Lines No More - David Fergusson looks back at the battle to save them and how it ultimately failed.
Churchward and the Locomotive Exchanges with the LNWR in August 1910 - a controversial railway challenge considered by Nick Deacon.
D'Aldgate à Arès - Eric Stuart on how some Metropolitan Railway coaches ended up working in France.
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You'll receive 12 issues during a 1 year Backtrack magazine print subscription.
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