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Traction  |  Sep-Oct 2021  

In this issue of TRACTION we look at the neighbouring stations of Manchester Victoria and Manchester Exchange in the 1970s and 1980s with the varied traffic of those days. A former railwayman talks about the development of loco liveries at Glasgow Eastfield, concentrating on the ‘large logo’ period. We start a major new series about the UKF fertiliser trains that could once be seen all over Britain. There is also a detailed look at the final day of operations on the Woodhead Line. If you have ever wondered why rail travel is so safe our article ‘Cracks, documents and standards’ will go some way to explaining this. The days of locomotive haulage on the Cambrian are long gone but we can relive them through photographs. We recall the last few summer Saturdays when pairs of Class 25s brought long trains of Mark 1 coaches to Aberystwyth.
TRACTION MODELLING features a superb N gauge layout, Bluebell Summit; it’s based on the West of England main line in the blue period complete with ‘Westerns’, Class 50s and HSTs. It features stunning scenery, including a large viaduct, and full length trains. Our review section looks at the marvellous new Bachmann Class 24/0.
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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 25 November 2020


Quite good Reviewed 22 November 2020


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


Very glad that I have subscribed during the pandemic Reviewed 04 June 2020


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

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