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Traction Magazine

6 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $7.50 per issue Download Traction magazine, which celebrates classic diesel and electric locomotives from around the UK and Europe. .. read more This magazine is bi-monthly.  read less


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Traction  |  Mar Apr 23  

We start this issue with a visit to northern Scotland to photograph trains on the Highland Main Line and the line to Kyle of Lochalsh. A new series of articles starts about the transportation of carbon dioxide by rail. A hair raising experience is recalled when testing a Class 56 on the main line after maintenance at Toton depot. Then we travel along the southern part of the East Coast Main Line to photograph trains against the backdrop of semaphore signals, shortly before they disappeared.
We visit the attractive Hope Valley line between Manchester and Sheffield to photograph passenger and freight trains. .. read more A former Virgin Cross Country manager tells us the story of how preserved ‘Deltic’ No. D9000 came to be used on passenger services for the company. Finally we visit the island of Anglesey in the years when loco hauled trains were plentiful on passenger services to Holyhead.  read less
Download Traction magazine, which celebrates classic diesel and electric locomotives from around the UK and Europe. This magazine is bi-monthly.
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I love to see vintage diesel and electric locomotives from different decades, wish Traction would take me back through the 1960s Green livery and into the 1970s white roof electrics EM2 s to more BR Blue etc.
Would like to also see the days of turntables and gated level crossings with early signal boxes and stations featured too. Love the model railway sections these could also compliment the period featured.
Apt please as well specially as Hornby are releasing a brand new tooled model soon ow and the old 1960s and newly painted HST Blue Pullman comparison
Thank you love the magazine.
Reviewed Wednesday, 25 November 2020


Quite good Reviewed Sunday, 22 November 2020


Excellent magazine, espeially if you grew up during the BR era & also worked on the railways during the BR era. Reviewed Wednesday, 14 October 2020


Very glad that I have subscribed during the pandemic Reviewed Thursday, 4 June 2020


I particularly enjoy the articles written by former railway workers who describe their life on the railways in the 1980s and 1990s. Reviewed Friday, 22 May 2020

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