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Latest issue:

• Jon Littlewood has looked at the work demanded of the ‘Deltics’ in their final years in service and relates his findings in ‘RECOLLECTIONS OF THE DELTIC ‘SEMI-FAST’ YEARS’.
• Stewart Armstrong recorded ‘THE END OF CLASS 47s AT EXETER’ on film and tells us about the final year of their operation in the West Country.
• Gavin Morrison has looked through his archive of DMU photographs and in his feature ‘LANCASHIRE DMUs’ shows us something of the variety that was to be seen.
• Deane Baker returns with some more of his school’s railway society exploits in ‘SCOTTISH SPOTTING ADVENTURES’.
• Andy Sparks reminds us, in ‘CLAPHAM JUNCTION 1981’, what an interesting place the busiest railway junction in the world was in the past.
• Bob Dunn spent much of his footplate career at Saltley depot and in ‘PAST THE IRON CURTAIN’ relates one of his experiences as a secondman on a Class 45.
• This issue’s European feature is by Colin Boocock and covers ‘THE ASEA ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE FAMILY’ of Bo-Bo and Co-Co locomotives that can found all over Europe.
• Lee Davies tells the story of ‘THE DEMISE OF 86416’, which he drove on its last journey on an East Coast mail train.
• Trevor Ermel set out to capture on film ‘TYNESIDE IN PRE-TOPS DAYS’ when many locomotives were still in green livery.
• TRACTION MODELLING has a superb model layout based in Fife. John Duffy built ‘BALBEGGIE SIDINGS’ and adapted working timetables from the 1980s to operate the layout.
• John Donelly’s ‘SOUTH PELAW JUNCTION’ layout suggestion is backed up with some superb prototype photos of this Tyneside location from Bill Jamieson.


TRACTION Magazine is the bi-monthly publication which caters solely for those interested in the fascinating development of diesel and electric traction on the railways of the UK.

Within the pages of TRACTION you will find a wide variety of articles written by professional railwaymen, railway historians and enthusiasts. Each issue contains high quality and thought provoking articles, as well as news of heritage traction on both the main and preserved lines.

The trial issue includes an article on the Kenyon Junction, a photgraphic feature on trains in North Wales and a special report by the editor on the 186 trains which ran for the Pope's visit in 1982.

A new issue of TRACTION will be available to enjoy every other month from www.exacteditions.com/traction.

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