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Backtrack Magazine April 14 Back Issue

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From €4.17 per issue 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  |  April 14  


St. Blazey Class 37s on the Cornish Speedlink Services - colour spread by David Cable.
Scotter of the South Western - Part One - Ron Strutt looks at the life and career of a man who very nearly changed the course of railway history.
Didcot Power Station - The End of an Era - Brian Ringer's photos look at a typical day's operations back in 1976.
100-Wagon Trains and their Legacy - W. S. Becket looks at the Peterborough Ferme Park coal traffic.
Feeing Railway Servants - Alistair F. Nisbet considers the practice of tips and 'rewards' given by the public for preferential attention.
More of the Stratford Scene - three colour pages by Dick Riley of motive power at Stratford shed and works in east London.
Eric Bruton on the West Highland - three pages of archive photos in 1951 by this eminent railway photographer.
Hidden in the Body - Jeffery Grayer delves into the footnotes of some working timetables in search of some interesting operational snippets.
In Patriotic Fervour - four pages of colour shots of the LMS 'Patriot' 4-6-0s, both original and rebuilt.
Walking the 'Old Road' - Peter Butler explores the signal boxes on the original Midland route to Sheffield.
Railway Fares and Charges in the eyes of the Press in 1850 - Andy Brown reveals how the subject was as contentious 150 years ago as it is today.
Railways to the Yorkshire Coast - Jeffrey Wells tells the story of the building of lines to Scarborough, Bridlington and Filey.
West from Paddington - three colour pages by David Idle of steam in the west London suburbs and out into the Thames Valley.
In Place of Steam - Norman Lowe describes some alternatives proposed in the early British Railways years.
First In, Last Out - A. J. Ludlam provides a brief insight into life at Wainfleet station in Lincolnshire.

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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