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BackTrack April 2019

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April 2019 Journal

BackTrack Cover April 2019Shropshire's Railways - Stephen Roberts survey's the county's main lines and branches.

Crane-Laying of Pre-fabricated Track - the second instalment of Peter Tatlow's series looks at the mechanisation of the relaying of track in pre-assembled panels.

The Aberystwyth Cliff Railway - a funicular railway described by Mike G. Fell.

Streamlined Colour - four splendidly coloured photographs of the LNER and LMS streamliners in their 1930s glory.

The Railway in Court: Animal Matters - Bill Taylor reviews some railway legal cases involving livestock.

Two Journeys in 1961 - The last throes of the 'Great Western Region' - John Chapman recalls an overnight journey from London to Devon and its return.

A4 Pacifics in the 'Scottish' Years - colour spread of Derek Penney's photographs of A4s on the Glasgow–Aberdeen route.

A Revisionist View of Edward Thompson: Part Two - L. A. Summers continues his considers of this controversial LNER locomotive engineer's career.

Canford Manor's 'Splendid Archway under the South-Western Railway' - Colin Divall investigates the origins of some unusual railway architecture from c1844-5.

Signalling between Gilberdyke and Brough - as recorded by Peter Butler.

From Wrexham Central to New Brighton - John White's visit on August Bank Holiday 1965 to photograph the steam-hauled passenger services.

Advice for Victorian Travellers - offered by Alistair F. Nisbet from contemporary publications.

North Eastern Survivors - archive photographs of a range of North Eastern Railway locomotives.

Recalling the 'Plant Centenarian' - three photographs from the day the preserved GNR Atlantics Nos.990 and 251 hauled a special from King's Cross to Doncaster in 1953.