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BackTrack April 2011

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April 2011  Journal

NBackTrack Cover April 2011orth British Workers - colour spread by Roy Hobbs of NBR J36 and J37 0-6-0 locomotives.

The unforgettable Cockermouth, Keswick & Penrith Railway - Michael Binks revisits a much-missed branch line through the Lake District.

Euston - we had a problem - a picture feature in colour and black-and-white on 'old' Euston station before its 1960s rebuilding.

All Wired on the Western Front? - Part Two - Greg Morse looks at how electrification might have happened on the Western Region of British Railways.

Recollections of a Railway Civil Engineer - Part Two - Peter Tatlow describes the Student Civil Engineer Scheme.

Red Rose Ramblings - four colour pages of scenes around Lancashire.

Two of a Kind - Jeffrey Wells describes two major railway landslips, at Folkestone Warren and Wembley Hill.

'Flirting with the Enemy' - Geoffrey Skelsey looks at the railway-operated electric tramways in the UK.

Shifting the South Wales Coal - a colour spread by David Idle of industrial steam in four South Wales collieries.

The Didcot Story - Frank Dumbleton looks at how Didcot became an important Great Western Railway junction and later a leading railway heritage centre.

Passenger Work - Brian Topping recount more experiences working as a fireman at Bury shed.