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BackTrack April 2018

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April 2018 Journal

BackTrack Cover April 2018
The '15XX' Pannier Tanks
- colour feature on the Great Western's last design of its characteristic 0-6-0 tanks.

The Wick & Lybster Railway - Malcolm Timperley tells the story of a remote branch in the far north east of Scotland.

Engine problems on the Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway - by Bill Taylor.

Smoking on the Railway -  F. Nisbet reviews changing attitudes by passengers and railway companies from Victorian times on.

Eric Bruton's 'Black Fives' - archive photographs taken by the distinguished photographer of the LMSR's consummate workhorse locomotives.

A west Riding Portfolio -four colour pages of steam around Bradford, Huddersfield and Leeds in the mid-1960s photographed by David Rodgers.

Railway Nationalisation - Edward Gibbins reveals some of the behind-the-scenes political wranglings leading up to the 1948 nationalisation.

New Life for Old Lines - Geoffrey Skelsey surveys the conversion of railways into tramways.

Southern gone West: Plymouth and its Branches - Part Four: Plymouth in Wartime - by David Thrower.

Colliery lines at Swadlincote - some interesting industrial trackwork described by Bob Essery.