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BackTrack April 2009

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April 2009 Journal

Class 50s in Cornwall - three pages of BackTrack Cover April 2009colour west of the Tamar.

An Introduction to Steam Locomotive Testing - Adrian Tester presents the first part of an extended study of how and why railways tested the performance of steam locomotives.

Crumlin High Level and its lofty neighbour - Edward A. Evans writes about the famous Crumlin Viaduct in the Ebbw Valley and the adjacent station.

Aspects of Railway and Cross-Channel Services - Part 2 of Jeffrey Wells's review covers the years 1923-30.

Both Station in Bradford - Derek Penney's colour shots of Exchange and Forster Square stations.

The Darkness at Newcastle Central - a b/w portfolio of Roger J. Kell's night photography at the station during the early 1960s.

Hills of the North, Rejoice Again! - four pages of Alan Tyson's colour photos of steam on the Settle-Carlisle line.

The Lincolnshire Loop Line - A. J. Ludlam describes the Lincoln to Boston branch.

E-Day on the Great Eastern - John D. Mann marks 50 years of the Clacton and Walton electrification.

Scooped! - colour spread of steam locos taking water on water troughs.

Railways, Dr. Beeching and the BBC - Part One - Michael Rutherford considers the infamous 'Beeching Plan' and takes a critical look at how it has been presented in recent televsion programmes.

Reading the Signs - another colour selection of railway notice oddities.