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BackTrack April 2013

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April 2013  Journal

BackTrack Cover April 2013Parcels from Bolton - Colour spread by Tom Heavyside of the trains from the Red Star parcels depot in 1980s/90s.

Suburban South London - Michael H. C. Baker takes a personal journey back in time.

The Line that ended in the Middle of the Sea - Barry Rigg presents a brief history of the line to Piel Pier, in Morecambe Bay.

A 'Greyhound' in the slips - Jeffery Grayer recalls the exploits of the preserved LSWR 4-4-0 No.120 in the 1960s.

British Railways' First Modernisation - Edward Gibbins considers aspects of the 1955 Modernisation Plan.

Tuxford Works and Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway Locomotives - by Philip Atkins.

The Necropolis Train - Mairead Mahon notes the strange train service from Waterloo to the London Necropolis Co. cemetery at Brookwood.

Going to Gloucester - four colour pages of J. T. Bassingdale's photos at Central and Eastgate stations in the 1950s.

The Repatriation of the Middle East 8Fs - Robert Humm provides an official report by the LMS on the wartime Stanier 2-8-0s on their suitability for return to Britain.

Not where you'd expect to find them - archive b/w photos of locomotives working away from home territory.

The Television Train - Alistair F. Nisbet describes an enterprising Scottish Region excursion programme from the late 1950s/early 1960s.

Rails in Wensleydale - David Joy tells the story of a 40-mile branch line in the Yorkshire Dales.

Steaming through Kent - three colour pages of Ken Wightman's photos illustrating SR and SECR motive power.