186 special trains in one Day!
The Editor reports on one of the largest events British Rail ever had to organise
Mixed Doubles A final look at the period from privatisation to the present day by John Chalcraft
All Points north Memories of a summer 1981 tour of Scotland by Steve Morris
Cover A late afternoon view of 47 442 standing in one of the south end bay platforms at York at the head of a train to Liverpool on the 19th February 1981. Stephen Rabone
TRACTION, ISSN 1354-2680 is published bi-monthly by Atlantic Publishers.
next Issue JUL/AUG 198 on sale 1st JUN 2011
Class 31 – End of 2011 review _Page 26
Class 31 end of 2010 review Dafydd Whyles brings us this review of the remaining locomotives in the Class 31 fleet, and covers the final three months of 2010
Current mainline and heritage traction developments
The latest books and DVDs the First Five Colin Boocock explains the background and history of the pioneering LMS and Southern designs for prototype diesel electrics.
Summer in North Wales _Page 40
Publisher: Trevor Ridley editor: Stephen Rabone
Design & Production: Juliet Arthur southern Heavy Freight Keith Dungate takes his camera south of the Thames
Kenyon Junction Reminiscences of the 70s and 80s at a very historic location by Jeff Nicholls
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A Deltic goes on Holiday Brian Hicks photographed D9000
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A photographic feature
Contributions to tRACtIon We are always interested in receiving contributions for TRACTION to allow us to make the magazine even more interesting. If you can write about your experiences as a member of the railway’s staff, or as an enthusiast, we’d really like to hear from you. We need interesting articles on any subject related to the diesel and electric traction, as well as features for those interested in model railways. Text can be in hand-written, typed or digital formats. We can accept photographs in colour or black and white, and in any format; prints, negatives, slides or digital. If sending photographs by email please send low resolution images initially.
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Your letters and photos to the editor tRACton MoDeLLInG
Gorton Glory A layout showcase for EM1 and EM2 locomotives by Paul Lunn topside Locomotive rooftop details by Paul Lunn
Keep taking the tabloids July 1988 saw the end of bulk transport of newspapers by rail. Chris Gwilliam was there to witness it. The editor looks at how to represent newspaper traffic on your layout.