Archived since Issue 183

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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.

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We begin with a visit to Mossend Yard, the major rail freight centre in Scotland, in June 1989. Another freight article looks at military traffic in the post privatisation years. There is also a feature about some of the specialised wagons used by the MOD. The ‘Deltics’ are an ever popular and much missed locomotive class and we hear about one enthusiast’s memories of the first 11 of the class, Nos. 55001-55011. We take a look at Liverpool Lime Street in our photographic feature. In our European section we discover the Belgian electric locomotives built in the 1960s and 1970s. Between 1968 and 1972 one third of BR’s diesel classes became extinct and we explain why this happened. In TRACTION MODELLING there is a description of a superb modern layout Annesley Woodhouse set in the East Midlands.

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 269
  • Issue Count: 87
  • Published: Bi-monthly