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Backtrack Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $3.83 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  |  June 14  


Stone traffic via Westbury - three colour photos by Tom Heavyside of Class 59 haulage in 1987.
The Demise of the Western in the West Midlands - Chris Fox shows how boundary changes brought about the decline of Western Region influence on the old GWR route through Birmingham.
Anyone for Eastcheap? - Michael J. Smith looks at the many stations on London's Metropolitan District Railway which have undergone name changes.
Dublin to Belfast - journeys between the Irish capitals recalled by Michael H. C. Baker.
Waterloo - archive photos of the busy London terminus.
"There was a 'Sojer'..." - three colour shots of GNSR No.49 'Gordon Highlander' on it inaugural preservation run in 1959.
A Doctor's tribute to brave railwayman- Paul Joyce describes a tragic accident at Reading shed in 1952.
From Letterkenny to the Wild West Clare - Irish narrow gauge photos by Roy Cole
A Panoply of Pannier Tanks - four colour pages of the GWR's unmistakeable pannier tanks.
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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