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Backtrack Magazine

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  |  December 2021  


Backtrack December 2021

Around Runcorn and Widnes - colour photographs by Stewart Jolly.

Memories of a West Country Signalman - Paul Joyce tells the story of a Great Western signalman working in the Plymouth area.

Day Return to 1950 - The photographs of Henry Casserley when he visited the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.

Irish Pacific Tank Locomotives - Jim McBride records the work of the narrow gauge 4-6-2Ts on the Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway

The Port Sunlight Problem - Roger Jermy describes the railway operations at the site the Lever Brothers soap factory on the Wirral peninsula.

Bruton in Scotland - four pages of Eric Bruton's photographs at locations north of the Border in the 1950s.

Original 'Patriots' - The LMS 'Patriot' class pictured in four colour pages.

Uffington Signal Box - Peter Butler recalls visits to a Midland Railway survivor.

The Southern 'King Arthurs' - David P. Williams describes the work of the distinguished SR express locomotives.

A Cotswold Farewell - Gavin Morrison visited the Hook Norton branch in its last days in 1962.

Entwistle: A Local Outpost - Steve Leyland recalls observations at a Lancashire station on the Bolton–Blackburn line.

A Cambrian 'Manor' - three colour shots by Gavin Morrison of No.7803 'Barcode Manor' on Cambrian Coast Express duty.

Men at Work - archive photos from Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway days described by Jeffrey Wells.

'For God's sake be done with Railways and Shares' - Alistair F. Nisbet throws some light on shady practices during the early years of the 'Railway Mania'.

On the Great Northern section - Alan Reeve's colour photographs at the southern end of the East Coast Main Line.
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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