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.
The Jul-Aug 2020 issue of Traction is another celebration of class diesel and electric locomotives.
We start by looking at double-headed Class 50 operation north of Crewe. We then have John Dedman present a selection of images of the busy Eastleigh junction take during the 1980s and 1990s. And Mick Humphrys recalls his time in link 5 at Stonebridge Park. This issue’s Traction Modelling includes Scorbiton model railway, an in-depth review of Dapol’s new Class 29 plus the latest diesel/electric modelling news. Other articles include The Wednesbury and Dudley Line in the 80s and 90s (Part 2), the Haymarket depot in pictures, EM1s at Sheffield Victoria and we remember Crewe in the days of BR Blue.