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Traction Magazine

6 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $6.00 per issue Download Traction magazine, which celebrates classic diesel and electric locomotives from around the UK and Europe. This magazine is bi-monthly.

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Traction  |  Jul-Aug 2021  

We start with the first of a series of articles about the liveries applied to locomotives at Eastfield depot in Glasgow. Next we look at coal traffic to Ironbridge power station in the period from the 1990s until its closure in 2015. The development of Swiss electric locomotives in the 1960s and 1970s is covered looking at the highly successful Bo-Bo and Bo-Bo-Bo designs. For wagon enthusiasts we see the Steel Coil A being used to convey imported steel coils from Hamworthy in Dorset to Llanwern in South Wales. The Western Locomotive Association describes what is involved in the ‘Western Ranger’ bogie overhaul. There is a photo feature of the Class 73 electro-diesel hauling freight trains on the Southern Region. Then we follow an enthusiast on his travels behind the Brush Type 2s starting with suburban trains out of Moorgate and King’s Cross in the 1960s. The ‘Little North Western Line’ between Settle Junction, Morecambe and Carnforth is the location for a superb collection of historic photographs of diesel and electric power. In the modelling section we look at an N gauge layout based in spectacular scenery in the north of England and the superb new O Scale model of the ill fated ‘Clayton’ Bo-Bo diesel.
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I love to see vintage diesel and electric locomotives from different decades, wish Traction would take me back through the 1960s Green livery and into the 1970s white roof electrics EM2 s to more BR Blue etc.
Would like to also see the days of turntables and gated level crossings with early signal boxes and stations featured too. Love the model railway sections these could also compliment the period featured.
Apt please as well specially as Hornby are releasing a brand new tooled model soon ow and the old 1960s and newly painted HST Blue Pullman comparison
Thank you love the magazine.
Reviewed November 25, 2020


Quite good Reviewed November 22, 2020


Excellent magazine, espeially if you grew up during the BR era & also worked on the railways during the BR era. Reviewed October 14, 2020


Very glad that I have subscribed during the pandemic Reviewed June 4, 2020


I particularly enjoy the articles written by former railway workers who describe their life on the railways in the 1980s and 1990s. Reviewed May 22, 2020

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