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Backtrack Magazine

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73 Reviews   •  English   •   Aviation & Transport (Rail)
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Backtrack is Britain's leading historical railway journal, covering every era of railway history from its earliest days and infancy up to the more recent events of around ten years ago. Backtrack magazine takes you back in time and is packed with all aspects of the railway’s past throughout Britain and Ireland.


The nostalgic magazine’s pages delve into the earliest days of the railway in the era of horse-drawn tramroads up to locomotives (whether steam, diesel or electric) and the rolling stock of more recent years. Backtrack also looks at the history of particular lines, as well as considering the social, political, financial, engineering and labour aspects of the railway’s history. 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 that will look great on your device with a Backtrack digital magazine subscription.


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July 2024 BACKTRACK VOL.38 No.7 - JULY 2024 > Thames-side workings- R.C. Riley’s colour photos of industrial workings on the Thames marshlands. > British Railways: The First 18 Months - A. J. Mullay considers the establishing of the newly nationalised British Railways in 1948. > Tyson’s Travels - archive colour photographs from the Alan Tyson > Collection The Bexleyheath Line - the story of a Kent line of the South Eastern Railway by Jeremy Clarke. > Protecting the Tube: Part Two - Alistair F. Nisbet concludes his account of how the London Underground set about dealing with the threats of flooding and hostile action in the Cold War. > Coronation Class - four colour pages of the great LMS ‘Coronation’ Pacifics. > The Skye Line - David Anderson describes the building the Highland line from Strome Ferry to Kyle of Lochalsh and the island ferry services. > To Kyle of Lochalsh – Gavin Morrison’s colour photos of the scenic ‘Skye Line’. > Destructive Fires on Britain’s railways 1840-1900 - some significant incidents noted by Jeffrey Wells. > Reminiscences of the Wolverhampton area 1962-1967 - Paul Bowen looks at change and decline on the Great Western lines. > Stoke Junction - Mike G. Fell revisits a busy location on the North Staffordshire Railway.


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Backtrack  |  July 2024  


BACKTRACK VOL.38 No.7 - JULY 2024
> Thames-side workings- R.C. Riley’s colour photos of industrial workings on the Thames marshlands.
> British Railways: The First 18 Months - A. J. Mullay considers the establishing of the newly nationalised British Railways in 1948.
> Tyson’s Travels - archive colour photographs from the Alan Tyson
> Collection The Bexleyheath Line - the story of a Kent line of the South Eastern Railway by Jeremy Clarke.
> Protecting the Tube: Part Two - Alistair F. Nisbet concludes his account of how the London Underground set about dealing with the threats of flooding and hostile action in the Cold War.
> Coronation Class - four colour pages of the great LMS ‘Coronation’ Pacifics.
> The Skye Line - David Anderson describes the building the Highland line from Strome Ferry to Kyle of Lochalsh and the island ferry services.
> To Kyle of Lochalsh – Gavin Morrison’s colour photos of the scenic ‘Skye Line’.
> Destructive Fires on Britain’s railways 1840-1900 - some significant incidents noted by Jeffrey Wells.
> Reminiscences of the Wolverhampton area 1962-1967 - Paul Bowen looks at change and decline on the Great Western lines.
> Stoke Junction - Mike G. Fell revisits a busy location on the North Staffordshire Railway.
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The specialist magazine was first published in 1986 for the purpose of ‘recording the history of Britain’s railway’ - the magazine’s strapline - and it is now published by Pendragon Publishing. Dropping every month, Backtrack magazine is your monthly dose of railway nostalgia and historical insight.


35 years later and Backtrack has firmly established itself as the authority on topics such as the history of Britain and Ireland’s train stations, railway bridges, signalling, biographies, train services and staff recollections - all of which regularly appear in the magazine. Backtrack's contributors include many of today's leading railway history writers and the magazine has a reputation for being of the highest quality.


With a multitude of unmissable monthly features, every issue aims to chronicle and record part of the history of Britain’s railway system. Every issue contains a dozen or so large articles that focus on a particular line or area in British railway history.


Whether you’re into early railway history from the 'pre-Stephenson' era, steam, diesel or electric locomotive you’ll find every era covered in minute detail - from railway company history, railway carriages and wagons, railway stations, railway ships, hotels and road vehicles, railway economic and social history and railway publicity and advertising.

A Backtrack digital magazine subscription is your go-to for railway history:

  • Britain's leading historical railway magazine
  • Delving into the era of horse-drawn tramroads up to locomotives and rolling stock 
  • History of lines, the social, political, financial, engineering and labour aspects of the railway
  • Archive black and white quality images and historical colour coverage of the railway scene
  • The history of train stations, railway bridges, signalling, biographies and train services
  • Contributors include many of today's leading railway history writers
  • Delivered directly to your device every week

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