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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. This magazine is bi-monthly.

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Traction  |  Nov-Dec 2021  

This issue has detailed look at Irish Rail in the 1990s when the railways of the Republic of Ireland were a Mecca for enthusiasts wanting to experience locomotive haulage. We conclude the study of the UKF fertiliser trains and have details of the wagons used on these trains. There is a feature looking at the workings of Class 25s in the Aylesbury area in the 1980s. A driver from Saltley depot, describes his experiences driving freight trains from the Birmingham area to Crewe and his night time photography in Crewe diesel depot. Our two photo features are set in the Peak District and at Finsbury Park depot. We look at the paint schemes applied to locomotives at Eastfield depot in the final years before it closed. In TRACTION MODELLING there is a description of the 4mm scale Perry Barr layout complete with its scratch built catenary.
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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