Traction caters for those interested in the fascinating development of classic diesel and electric traction on the railways of mainland Britain, Ireland, continental Europe and the parts of the world where British-built locomotives have operated.
Within the pages of Traction you will find a wide variety of articles written by professional railwaymen, railway historians, photographers and enthusiasts.
You’ll also find a ‘Traction Modelling’ section of the magazine which caters for readers who have an interest in modelling the railway in the era of the classic diesel and electric motive power.
Traction is published every two months.
This issue has detailed look at Irish Rail in the 1990s when the railways of the Republic of Ireland were a Mecca for enthusiasts wanting to experience locomotive haulage. We conclude the study of the UKF fertiliser trains and have details of the wagons used on these trains.
There is a feature looking at the workings of Class 25s in the Aylesbury area in the 1980s. A driver from Saltley depot, describes his experiences driving freight trains from the Birmingham area to Crewe and his night time photography in Crewe diesel depot. Our two photo features are set in the Peak District and at Finsbury Park depot.
We look at the paint schemes applied to locomotives at Eastfield depot in the final years before it closed. In TRACTION MODELLING there is a description of the 4mm scale Perry Barr layout complete with its scratch built catenary.