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Just received this magazine through post direct from Key Publishing 

 

Looks a very good trip through the seventies with some very good pics 

 

Organised by year , obviously 1970 to 1979, starts with transition period Green/ Maroon Blue diesels , a Grey Blue Pullman, through introduction of new trains , The Electric Scots , 313s , HST, APT etc etc .  This is very much my decade and looking at 1978 in particular just brings it all back . 40106 was the last class 40 in BR Green , while 56036 was the first loco to appear in Large Logo Blue .

 

There are separate chapter on Hydraulics, Mishaps and Preservation .

 

All told looks like a very good publication . As I said I got mine direct from Key . Ordered Sunday , arrived today Wednesday , Post Free although the cost is £8.99 which is steep for a magazine . In this case , though, looks worth it. 

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Ordered my copy on Tuesday, along with the Wagonload Volume 2 mag, and received them both yesterday - Great service from Key Publishing, and both are worth every penny. Slightly disappointed with typos in the 70s magazine, however; For example, on page 78, the fatal accident in Scotland last year was near Stonehaven, not Stonehouse, and on the opposite page a fire-damaged Class 123 vehicle is identified as W52103 when the number can clearly be seen to be W52101. Overall however my enjoyment was not spoiled ! 

 

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16 hours ago, Paul A Biro said:

I got mine from Smiths.

 

(Found it a bit disappointing though - a year-by-year run through of events but no analysis...)

 

 

Have to agree about it being a bit disappointing. The trade union stuff got a bit tedious after a while. I was shocked to read about a collision on the Tay Bridge! It was actually a few miles away on the north bank of the Tay.

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I didn't find it disappointing but thought it was a worthy purchase. There are few minor errors/niggles but what publication is perfect. And  it's certainly a lot better than the 'Rail Blue Years' bookazine from Key IMO.

 

I'm looking forward to the 1980s issue (presuming they'll be doing one). 

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