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    Category: Traction | By Stephen Rabone | November 14 2014 | 10:39 am

    I had the privilege of being invited to the launch of Project Commuter at the National Railway Museum on 8th November. A group of enthusiasts have taken on the task of restoring the sole surviving 2HAP unit cosmetically in time for the 30th anniversary of the launch of Network South East. No doubt some of…

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    Category: Traction | By Stephen Rabone | October 5 2014 | 2:29 pm

    TRACTION 224 reader surveyWe’d like to know which type of articles readers enjoy and find interesting. By completing this survey for the current issue you will help us to make TRACTION magazine even better. Click on the link below

    Category: Traction | By Stephen Rabone | October 1 2014 | 9:00 am

    The fascinating article by David Hayes about freight on the West London Line in the 1970s was published in issue 224 of  TRACTION. It was not possible to include the full timetable of conditional freight services in the article due to space constraints but it is shown below. Kensington Olympia: Summer 1976 (Conditional Services/ Movements…

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    Category: Traction | By Stephen Rabone | September 30 2014 | 9:00 am

      TRACTION issue 224 is published on Friday 3rd October so here is a preview of the contents. Readers of TRACTION will notice that this issue is a little different to previous ones. Following the extremely positive response to the TRACTION MODELLING supplement with the last edition of TRACTION, we’ve decided that this will be…

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    Category: Traction | By Stephen Rabone | September 9 2014 | 6:52 pm

    Readers of TRACTION MODELLING may be interested in taking part in this poll of models you’d like to see produced. Why not put the dates on your calendar. The Wishlist Poll 2014 will run from 1 to 31 October: For more details, see MREmag or RMweb during October ( or The purpose of The…

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    Category: Traction | By Stephen Rabone | August 10 2014 | 9:13 am

    We’d like to know what you feel about the latest issue of TRACTION by completing this survey. Click on this link to have your say.

    Category: Traction | By Stephen Rabone | July 29 2014 | 3:35 pm

                                                TRACTION issue 223 is published on Friday 1st August and, with this issue, there’s also free 16 page TRACTION MODELLING supplement. From this issue TRACTION should be much more widely available than in…

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    Category: Traction | By Stephen Rabone | May 31 2014 | 9:51 am

    TRACTION issue 222 will be published on Friday 6th June. Back in the summer of 1968, I headed south from Yorkshire on my first solo railway holiday. My initial destination was Southampton on the recently electrified Waterloo to Bournemouth main line: to say I was enthralled would be an understatement. A Sunday morning spent on…

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    Category: Traction | By Stephen Rabone | May 18 2014 | 7:31 am

    LLANGOLLEN RAILCAR GALA A date for your diary! On Saturday 21st June and Sunday 22nd June the Llangollen Railway are presenting their Heritage Railcar Gala with the restored Class 101 ‘Daisy’ in service for the first time since its withdrawal from service.

    Category: Traction | By Stephen Rabone | May 14 2014 | 2:25 pm

    As regular readers of TRACTION will know, over the last two years TRACTION has been published 9 times a year, with monthly issues in the autumn and winter periods and bi-monthly publication in the spring and summer. We have had a lot of feedback from readers and advertisers that they preferred the previous regular publication…

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