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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  |  November 14  


November 2014 Journal
Steaming through the Thames Valley - two colour pages of scenes around Hanwell and Sonning in the late 1950s by Ken Wightman.
The Yatton to Witham Branch - Colin Maggs presents a brief history of the Cheddar Valley line.
South Wales Locomotives - four pages of archive photos of motive power owned by the pre-grouping Welsh valley railways.
The Rise and Fall of the Compressed Air railway - Adrian Gray tells the story of Arthur Parsey, a dubious 'inventor' of a revolutionary railway engine.
Robberies on the Great Eastern Railway - Alistair F. Nisbet looks at a litany of Victorian crime.
The Cream of Devon and Cornwall - four colour pages of country railway scenes in the early 1960s from the Roy Patterson collection.
100 Years On - The Ais Gill Accident revisited: Part One - Peter Robinson describes the notorious collision and fire on the Settle-Carlisle line in September 1913.
Birmingham New Street - three colour pages by Michael Mensing of this important station before its controversial 1960s rebuild.
The First Railway Guidebooks - J. D. Bennett reviews some early promotional publications from the 1830s.
What did you do in the War, Mr. Porter? - A. J. Mullay considers railway employment, enlistment and casualties in World War I.
Robert Billinton: An underrated Engineer? - Jeremy Clarke reviews the career of a London, Brighton & South Coast Railway locomotive chief.
London Transport Above Ground - three colour shots by Paul Joyce of tube trains on the 'surface'.
War Memorial Engines - Sitwell D. Williams concludes our World War I coverage by looking at locomotives whose names commemorated people, places, battles and regiments associated with the conflict.
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   |   November 14   


November 2014 Journal
Steaming through the Thames Valley - two colour pages of scenes around Hanwell and Sonning in the late 1950s by Ken Wightman.
The Yatton to Witham Branch - Colin Maggs presents a brief history of the Cheddar Valley line.
South Wales Locomotives - four pages of archive photos of motive power owned by the pre-grouping Welsh valley railways.
The Rise and Fall of the Compressed Air railway - Adrian Gray tells the story of Arthur Parsey, a dubious 'inventor' of a revolutionary railway engine.
Robberies on the Great Eastern Railway - Alistair F. Nisbet looks at a litany of Victorian crime.
The Cream of Devon and Cornwall - four colour pages of country railway scenes in the early 1960s from the Roy Patterson collection.
100 Years On - The Ais Gill Accident revisited: Part One - Peter Robinson describes the notorious collision and fire on the Settle-Carlisle line in September 1913.
Birmingham New Street - three colour pages by Michael Mensing of this important station before its controversial 1960s rebuild.
The First Railway Guidebooks - J. D. Bennett reviews some early promotional publications from the 1830s.
What did you do in the War, Mr. Porter? - A. J. Mullay considers railway employment, enlistment and casualties in World War I.
Robert Billinton: An underrated Engineer? - Jeremy Clarke reviews the career of a London, Brighton & South Coast Railway locomotive chief.
London Transport Above Ground - three colour shots by Paul Joyce of tube trains on the 'surface'.
War Memorial Engines - Sitwell D. Williams concludes our World War I coverage by looking at locomotives whose names commemorated people, places, battles and regiments associated with the conflict.
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You'll receive 12 issues during a 1 year Backtrack magazine print subscription.
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