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BackTrack April 2012

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April 2012 Journal

2-8-0s BackTrack Cover April 2012of the LNER - colour spread of the railway's eight-coupled freight engines.

Rebuilding the Railway - A. J. Mullay describes how the LNER planned post-war reconstruction in 1945.

The Charnwood Forest Line - Mark Smith traces a vanished Leicestershire byway.

Taking to the Hills again - a colour spread of Alan Tyson's pictures of steam on the Settle-Carlisle line.

On Tour with 'City of Bradford' - archive photos of No.46236 on the Western, Eastern and Southern Regions during the 1948 Loco Exchanges.

From Sneinton Hermitage to Weekday Cross - Robert Emblin surveys how the Great Northern closed the loop in its Nottingham suburban network.

Hinksey South - an Oxford location photographed in colour by Dr. M. H. Yardley.

The Role of the Civil Engineer- David Andrews looks at how they did workshop management on the Great Western Railway.

An Appreciation of Fireless Locomotives - Bob Yate praises an unusual industrial type.

Class 37s in South Wales - three colour pages by Michael Mensing from the 1980s.

The Forfar & Brechin Railway - Alistair F. Nisbet recounts the history of a secondary route in eastern Scotland.

Aspects of Junction Development - Part Two - Jeffrey Wells looks at the early days of the great railway centres of Crewe and Doncaster.

On the Dymchurch Line - colour spread by David Idle of the 15in gauge Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway in 1969.

The Isle of Wight E1 Class 0-6-0Ts - Peter Paye describes the work of the four of the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway tanks which migrated to the island in the 1930s.

Manchester Victoria in Focus - Jeffrey Wells presents an illustrated description of some of this important station's distinctive features.

Station seats at Leamington Spa - colour shots by Tim Edmonds of some platform furniture survivors.