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Backtrack Magazine Feb 14 Back Issue

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Backtrack is Britain's leading historical railway journal, covering every era of railway history from its earliest days and infancy up to the more recent events of around ten years ago. Backtrack magazine takes you back in time and is packed with all aspects of the railway’s past throughout Britain and Ireland.

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The nostalgic magazine’s pages delve into the earliest days of the railway in the era of horse-drawn tramroads up to locomotives (whether steam, diesel or electric) and the rolling stock of more recent years. Backtrack also looks at the history of particular lines, as well as considering the social, political, financial, engineering and labour aspects of the railway’s history. 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 that will look great on your device with a Backtrack digital magazine subscription.


Sign up today to an annual Backtrack digital magazine subscription - it’s Britain's leading historical railway journal!

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Backtrack  |  Feb 14  


Great Eastern Diesels - John D. Mann presents colour views showing a variety of classes at work during the first decade of privatisation.
The Hull & Holderness Railway 1852-1862 - Jeffrey Wells looks at the East Riding of Yorkshire branch from Hull to Withernsea.
Carlisle Kingmoor Marshalling Yards - Alan Taylor describes a modernisation scheme which came too late.
Comrie Colliery - steam and diesel in colour at this Fifeshire mine.
Ditton Junction - 1912 - John C. Hughes investigates an accident on the LNWR to the east of Liverpool. .. read more
The Call of the Hills - three colour pages of Alan Tyson's photos of steam on the West Coast Main line from Preston and up to Shap Summit.
The Royal Train of 1953 - Colm Flanagan looks back at a visit to Northern Ireland by The Queen and the railway arrangements made for the occasion.
All aboard the 'Brighton Belle' - colour spread of the celebrated Southern electric train.
On the other side of the Track - a selection of colour photos of level crossings by John Spencer Gilks.
An Appreciation of Performance Writing - Andrew James presents a tribute to the work of Cecil J. Allen and O. S. Nock.
Barnum & Bailey's Circus Train - Part Two - Mike G. Fell concludes the story, with the arrival of 'Buffalo Bill'.
The Infrastructural Consequences of the Demise of Steam Traction - Michael Binks reflects on the physical changes to the railways resulting from motive power modernisation.
The York of Yesteryear - four pages of archive photos of York station in the steam era.
Cambrian Standards - three colour pages of BR Standard locos on the Cambrian main line and the coast route.

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The specialist magazine was first published in 1986 for the purpose of ‘recording the history of Britain’s railway’ - the magazine’s strapline - and it is now published by Pendragon Publishing. Dropping every month, Backtrack magazine is your monthly dose of railway nostalgia and historical insight.


35 years later and Backtrack has firmly established itself as the authority on topics such as the history of Britain and Ireland’s train stations, railway bridges, signalling, biographies, train services and staff recollections - all of which regularly appear in the magazine. Backtrack's contributors include many of today's leading railway history writers and the magazine has a reputation for being of the highest quality.


With a multitude of unmissable monthly features, every issue aims to chronicle and record part of the history of Britain’s railway system. Every issue contains a dozen or so large articles that focus on a particular line or area in British railway history.


Whether you’re into early railway history from the 'pre-Stephenson' era, steam, diesel or electric locomotive you’ll find every era covered in minute detail - from railway company history, railway carriages and wagons, railway stations, railway ships, hotels and road vehicles, railway economic and social history and railway publicity and advertising.

A Backtrack digital magazine subscription is your go-to for railway history:

  • Britain's leading historical railway magazine
  • Delving into the era of horse-drawn tramroads up to locomotives and rolling stock 
  • History of lines, the social, political, financial, engineering and labour aspects of the railway
  • Archive black and white quality images and historical colour coverage of the railway scene
  • The history of train stations, railway bridges, signalling, biographies and train services
  • Contributors include many of today's leading railway history writers
  • Delivered directly to your device every week

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

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