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BackTrack April 2008

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April 2008 Journal

Cross-Country to Weymouth - 3 pages of Michael Mensing's BackTrack Cover April 2008colour photos of the Cardiff-Bristol-Weymouth services in the 1980s.

The East Lincolnshire Railway - A. J. Ludlam presents a study of the Grimsby to Boston route.

A Pacific Tank Trio - 3 colour shots of LNER 4-6-2T classes.

Stop Her, Back Her and Keep Clear - L. F. E. Coombs considers signal sighting problems from the driver's point of view.

The Lyme Regis Branch - the story of this fondly remembered Dorset branch by Keith Hill.

Letter from the Somme - A. J. Mullay looks at the relationship of the Railway Executive Committee and the Military in World War I.

Through the Chilterns - 3 pages of steam colour on the GW/GC Joint main line.

A Lifetime's Loathing of all things Bulleid! - Eastleigh fitter Eric Best presents some highly personal recollections of the often controversial SR Pacifics.

London Transport Steam - four colour pages of LT's steam locomotive fleet.

The Scientific Research Department of the LMS - by J. Crosse

'Export or Die' - British Diesel-Electric Manufacturers and Modernisation - Part Four: The Deluge - Michael Rutherford concludes his survey of the post-war diesel locomotive scene.

The Port of Bristol Authority - a photo feature by Paul Strong.

Morning Glory at Oxenholme - three colour photos by David Idle on the West Coast route in July 1965.