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Backtrack Magazine February 2015 Back Issue

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From £3.75 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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On the Blackpool line - colour spread by Tom Heavyside on the Blackpool North line in the 1970s/80s.
The Dugald Drummond 'Down Under' Myth - Darryl Grant investigates whether the former LSWR engineer did ever travel to Australia to set up a locomotive building business.
Collisions in Fog - Alistair F. Nisbet describes a series of accidents on the Southern in the post-war 'smog' era.
The Railways of Bournemouth - a history by Stephen Roberts.
The Hull & Selby Railway - Jeffrey Wells presents the second part of his look at the first railways to Selby.
Water, Water, Everywhere - four pages of archive photos of locomotives on water troughs.
Midland Goods Heritage - four colour pages of the MR/LMS 3F and 4F 0-6-0s.
Building the Top Rail Journey in the World - Ann Stewart looks at some aspects of constructing the West Highland Railway.
Stations for the Lairds - John Roake visits some public and private stations and halts built for and by the Highland aristocracy.
Sleeping Cars - George May considers aspects of their history and development.
Helsby - A Cheshire Country Junction- colour photos by Alan Tyson from 1967.
Life at Orpington Shed - recollections by David Evans of maintaining the electric multiple unit fleet.
Do you need a Crossing to make a Point? - Michael B. Binks considers some aspects of railway trackwork construction.
Working the Fish - some notes by A. J. Ludlam of Boston engine duties.
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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