Archived since Issue 183

78 issues

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.

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In this issue of TRACTION we look at Barnetby in 1989 and 1990 against the backdrop of the wide variety of semaphore signals that controlled operations. We then visit Crewe early in 1975 to witness night-time operations. David Hayes continues his study of the Midland Main Line concentrating on the Luton area in the days before electrification. Like many enthusiasts in the 1970s and 1980s Nick Edmunds was something of a loco haulage fan sampling the many local trains that were powered by the smaller diesels such as Class 25 and 31. Colin Boocock pays a visit to Dresden where he has several encounters with older locomotive types now in their declining years. David Ratcliffe looks at the variety of intermodal trains that EWS operated in the early years of the 21st century. Gavin Morrison continues his series about the Manchester to Leeds Trans Pennine route concentrating on the section east of Standedge Tunnel between Marsden and Huddersfield. In TRACTION MODELLING we feature a superb N Gauge layout which is based closely on the actual location of Peak Forest with heavy stone traffic the main focus of the layout.

Subjects: Modelling, Railways, Trains, Transport

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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.

  • First Issue: Issue 183
  • Latest Issue: Issue 260
  • Issue Count: 78
  • Published: Bi-monthly

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