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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  |  January 2015  


January 2015 Journal
Yorkshire Coal - double-spread of colour by David Idle of National Coal Board steam in July 1971.
Early Railway Artefacts in the North Midlands - Rowan Patel takes us exploring some railway archaeology.
The Calverley and Rodley Area - Alan Bailey describes a once significant location on the Aire Valley route from Leeds.
On Holiday for History - Alan Bennett presents some colourful British Railways publicity from the 1950s.
Chester: the General scene - archive photographs of Chester General station and its environs.
'For Meritorious Conduct' - Malcolm Timperley looks at a staff award scheme started on the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway in 1891.
The Liverpool Street Station Pilots - four colour shots by Dick Riley of the N7 and J69 Class pilot engines in the 1950s.
Stations to Stanmore - Michael J. Smith tells the story of the Metropolitan's last branch line.
Return of the Pannier Tanks - four colour pages of a variety of GWR 0-6-0PTs at work.
100 Years On - the Ais Gill Accident Revisited - the concluding part of Peter Robinson' article looks at the aftermath of the 1913 disaster on the Settle-Carlisle line: the trial, official report and recommendations.
Sign Language - colour spread of intriguing railway signs and notices.
Aspects of GWR Improvements 1929-33 - Jeffrey Wells surveys some significant developments on the Great Western's West of England main line.

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   |   January 2015   


January 2015 Journal
Yorkshire Coal - double-spread of colour by David Idle of National Coal Board steam in July 1971.
Early Railway Artefacts in the North Midlands - Rowan Patel takes us exploring some railway archaeology.
The Calverley and Rodley Area - Alan Bailey describes a once significant location on the Aire Valley route from Leeds.
On Holiday for History - Alan Bennett presents some colourful British Railways publicity from the 1950s.
Chester: the General scene - archive photographs of Chester General station and its environs.
'For Meritorious Conduct' - Malcolm Timperley looks at a staff award scheme started on the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway in 1891.
The Liverpool Street Station Pilots - four colour shots by Dick Riley of the N7 and J69 Class pilot engines in the 1950s.
Stations to Stanmore - Michael J. Smith tells the story of the Metropolitan's last branch line.
Return of the Pannier Tanks - four colour pages of a variety of GWR 0-6-0PTs at work.
100 Years On - the Ais Gill Accident Revisited - the concluding part of Peter Robinson' article looks at the aftermath of the 1913 disaster on the Settle-Carlisle line: the trial, official report and recommendations.
Sign Language - colour spread of intriguing railway signs and notices.
Aspects of GWR Improvements 1929-33 - Jeffrey Wells surveys some significant developments on the Great Western's West of England main line.

As a subscriber you'll receive the following benefits:

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You'll receive 12 issues during a 1 year Backtrack magazine print subscription.
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