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   VGood British Railway History Mag Reviewed November 23, 2018
VGood British Railway History Mag
   One of the best in the market Reviewed January 30, 2018
Highly entertaining
   Britain's leading historical railway journal Reviewed January 2, 2018 SUBSCRIBER
"Britain's leading historical railway journal" is the claim and strapline which appears at the top of the front cover of every issue. As a subscriber who has been "hooked" on the magazine for a decade now, I consider that to be true. Other magazines cover the history of Britain's railways to greater and lesser degrees but I believe that Backtrack does it best.
Each issue contains an eclectic mix of articles covering many and varied aspects of railway history, not just locomotives or line histories and not just steam, such as others concentrate on. Such byways as signalling and ticketing receive attention from time to time and the selection of colour, as well as black-and-white, illustrations is magnificent.
Finally, modern traction and history (up to about a decade ago) get a share of the attention too and particularly interesting are those articles which look at the social history and the political background.
This is the only British historical railway journal with referenced articles.
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