Jan/Feb 2021

In this special issue we celebrate the Rail Blue years of British Rail. We start with the short period when pairs of Class 50s were introduced to speed up the principal services north of Crewe on the…

On Sale: 27 November 2020

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Nov/Dec 2020

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 and…

On Sale: 02 October 2020

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Sep/Oct 2020

We take a look at Lincoln Central in the 1980s, with its superb selection of semaphore signals and signal boxes plus editor, Stephen Rabone describes a night when he spent fifteen hours at Stafford…

On Sale: 31 July 2020

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Jul/Aug 2020

The Jul-Aug 2020 issue of Traction is another celebration of class diesel and electric locomotives. As always, this issue includes a broad array of articles to suit all interests.

On Sale: 29 May 2020

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The Dudley Line, Thomas Hill Industrials, Class 90s to Norwich, Model Railway: Hornsey Broadway (EM), A history of articulation,Class 25s Teeside, Leicester Gap plus loads more.

On Sale: 03 April 2020

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Coal to Fiddlers Ferry, The Forgotten Route, Warrington Trips, Roaming Around, Traction Modelling plus much more.

On Sale: 31 January 2020

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Teeside Chemicals, Tanks on the Tees, Portraits of the Class 25/9s, Ayrshire Class 37s, Traction Modelling, Buck & Boost on the Old Bangers (Part 1), Bletchley DMUs after Privatisation plus more...

On Sale: 29 November 2019

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Nov/Dec 19

Photographing trains on The Welsh Marches Line in the '80s, The Final Years of the Irish ‘A’ Class, A critical look at railway strategies from the past, Diesels in the Granite City plus loads more…

On Sale: 04 October 2019

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The English Electric Type 3s before TOPS, Coal by electric train, Eastleigh Works 100, Wolverton ARC stone trains remembered plus more.

On Sale: 02 August 2019

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South Humberside Steel, 'Hymeks' in the Thames Valley, Summer Saturdays to Great Yarmouth in 1993, Loco hauled days at Norwich plus loads more.

On Sale: 31 May 2019

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