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Traction Magazine

6 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From £4.16 per issue Download Traction magazine, which celebrates classic diesel and electric locomotives from around the UK and Europe. .. read more This magazine is bi-monthly.  read less


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Traction  |  Jan-Feb 2023  

TRACTION issue 273 starts with an article about the evenings spent watching trains on Rattery Bank in Devon with a surprising amount of freight action. We conclude the two part article about milk traffic to London, whilst a related photo feature turns the spotlight on the milk tankers used on these services. We travel around the North West in 1993 using a Rail Rover ticket which reminds us just how much has changed in this part of the country with the withdrawal of the ‘Pacers’, the introduction of new rolling stock and widespread electrification. .. read more In our European spot we come up to date on the variety of locomotives and rolling stock to be seen on the railways of Luxembourg. We look at the last days of ‘Heritage’ DMUs in the Manchester area. The Portsmouth area once had quite a bit of freight activity based around Fratton yard and we see the traffic there. The Class 60s now owned by DC Rail are seen in their earlier years in our main photo feature. This issue’s featured layout in TRACTION MODELLING is Upham Market and is inspired by East London commuter traffic in the 1970s and 1980s .  read less
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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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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