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    Category: Traction | By Stephen Rabone | April 2 2014 | 1:23 pm

                                              TRACTION issue 221 is published on Friday 4th April. Deane Baker’s article in TRACTION 216, when he described two sponsored 24-hour trainspotting sessions at Worcester and Cheltenham in 1982, prompted David Hayes to look…

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    Category: Traction | By Stephen Rabone | March 3 2014 | 11:20 am

                                                The next issue of TRACTION will be on sale from Friday 7th March. Back in the days when there were thousands of locomotives operating on Britain’s railways the more prestigious types, such as…

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    Category: Traction | By Stephen Rabone | February 11 2014 | 9:45 am

    At  TRACTION magazine we take readers’ views seriously and would like you to take part in a survey about the latest issue of the magazine TRACTION 219. When you’ve read the articles and looked at the photo features click on the link below. The survey asks whether you enjoyed reading each feature article and also…

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    Category: Traction | By Stephen Rabone | February 8 2014 | 4:21 pm

    Regular readers of TRACTION will know about David Hayes’ fascination with freight train operations from his numerous articles on the subject. He’s giving two 2 hour long talks entitled  Black Country Rail Freight Since 1970 in April and May 2014. The venue details are: Wednesday 2nd April at the Bonded Warehouse, 2 Canal Street, Stourbridge, West…

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    Category: Traction | By Stephen Rabone | February 3 2014 | 4:05 pm

                                              The next issue of TRACTION will be on sale from Friday 7th February When passengers board a train it’s unlikely that they give a moment’s thought to where and how their train was prepared…

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    Category: Traction | By Stephen Rabone | January 1 2014 | 8:54 pm

                                                TRACTION 218 is published on Friday 3rd January. AS regular readers of TRACTION may remember, one of the aspects of railway operation that has long fascinated me is the large number of long…

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    Category: Traction | By Stephen Rabone | December 26 2013 | 11:18 am

    TRACTION magazine now has a Facebook page so feel free to join and ask your railway enthusiast friends to join as well. The more people who know about TRACTION the better! https://www.facebook.com/tractionbyatlantic  

    Category: Traction | By Stephen Rabone | December 3 2013 | 4:53 pm

      TRACTION 217 will be on sale on Friday 6th December. All of us at TRACTION would like to start by wishing all our readers a Happy Christmas, although the demands of the publishing schedule mean that this is actually the January 2014 issue! Issue 217 of TRACTION has a distinct diesel-hydraulic feel to it,…

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    Category: Traction | By Stephen Rabone | October 30 2013 | 3:34 pm

        TRACTION issue 216 is published on Friday 1st November and has the usual fascinating mixture of articles for enthusiasts interested in diesel and electric traction. Cliff Cook writes about his time at Stratford diesel depot in ‘STRATFORD SECONDMAN 1979-1984’. This is the first of a three part feature which reveals much about footplate…

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    Category: Traction | By Stephen Rabone | October 5 2013 | 1:18 pm

    In TRACTION issue 215 in Jon Littlewood’s article about locomotive performance between Cheltenham and Birmingham reference is made to 55022 climbing the Lickey Incline. The chart referred to is shown below.