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BackTrack April 2016

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April 2016 Journal

BackTrack Cover April 2016Scottish Rambling - David Idles's colour spread on the 'Scottish Rambler' weekend tours of the mid-1960s.

Railways to Morecambe - David Joy describes the development of the Lancashire resort and its railways - and their decline.

The Upgrading of God's Wonderful Railway - Jeffrey Wells describes how the GWR created a more direct route to the west early in the 20th Century.

'The Nearest Run Thing' - Part Two - Geoffrey Skelsey discusses the decline and revival of Marylebone station and its Suburban Services.

Signalled through Barnetby and Wrawby Junction - colour celebration of the now replaced semaphore signalling installations in Lincolnshire.

The Railway in Court: Mind the Gap - Bill Taylor looks at some legal cases involving platform accidents.

Cheltenham and Gloucester - colour photos of both in the early 1960s.

The Smithy Wood Branch - Chris Booth looks back at a South Yorkshire goods operation as it was in the 1970s/80s.

Banavie - A West Highland line station, junction, pier and bridge described by David Stirling.

To Crewe for Repairs - colour shots of two locos at the works for attention.

A Different Class The LNER B17s - George Smith presents a personal take on the B17 'Footballers'.

Tales from a South Wales Footplate - Some footplate recollections by Tom McCarthy from his time as a fireman at Ebbw Junction shed, Newport.