February 2016 BackTrack is out on the 21st January
The February 2016 edition of BackTrack journal is out on the 21st January. It is packed with
lots of interesting railway articles and pictures. See what's in Februarys journal.
March 2016 edition will be out on the 18th February 2016.
The index of articles for the 2015
journals is now available online at Volume 29 (2015) index.
Digital Edition Of BackTrack
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Back issues of BackTrack are available from volume 25 (2011) onwards. If you want to order a back issue see our how to order back issues page.
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Backtrack, 'Britain's Leading Historical Railway Journal', covers all aspects of railway history from
its earliest days through to more recent events up to around ten years before now, including:
- Early railway history from the 'pre-Stephenson' era
- Steam locomotive history
- Diesel locomotive history
- Electric locomotive history
- Railway company history
- Railway carriages and wagons
- Railway Stations
- Railway ships, hotels and road vehicles
- Railway economic and social history
- Railway publicity and advertising
Backtrack's contributors include many of today's leading railway history writers. From the beginning the magazine has maintained a reputation for its
production values and each issue contains a wealth of photographs reproduced to the highest standards, including a generous selection of historic colour. Published monthly, Backtrack is THE magazine for all who are
interested in British railway history.
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The latest book in the popular Railways in Retrospect series has recently been published. See East Coast Main Line Disasters for
more details. Here is an index of subjects and names in the book together with the page numbers.
"A Colour-Rail Journey" by Paul
Chancellor and captions by Ron White is published by Pendragon Publishing and is available from our bookshop. See all the available books.
See the book ordering page for details of all the books and how to order.
Casebinding for your 2015 journals is available from the 1st January 2016 until the 31st March. See the Casebinding page
for further details.
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A sample e-journal is available to look at. It is the popular January 2008 edition.
This sample shows the type, range and quality of the railway articles which appear in the magazine every month.
ARTICLES AND IMAGES FOR BACKTRACK
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photographs are likely to be accepted. See the guidelines for authors and photographers page.
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