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BackTrack April 2020

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April 2020 Journal

BackTrack Cover April 2020The Standard Class 2 2-6-0s - colour spread of the British Railways branch line '78XXX' locomotives.

Scarborough Engine Shed and its Locomotives: Part Two - Roger Griffiths and John Hooper conclude their history of steam working at this Yorkshire resort and survey some of the summer passenger train activities.

A Holiday all the Way - Clive Baker offers some reflections on Inverness and associated routes in 1984.

Thoughts on Scottish Coal: Part One - Robin Barnes looks at Scotland's coal industry and its railway systems, beginning with the Highlands and Fife.

Railwaymen charged with Culpable Homicide - some unfortunate events discussed by Alistair F. Nisbet.

'Deltic' Dawn - colour spread of the prototype 'Deltic' locomotive at work between 1955 and 1961.

Terminus - colour spread by George Watson of some lesser-known end-of-the-line stations in the 1960s.

The 'Dandy' Line: Part One - Mike Fenton relates the story of the long-lost Brampton branch in Cumberland.

Great Eastern Travels - archive photographs of some former Great Eastern Railway stations.

The Splendour that was the Single-Wheeler: Part Two - the concluding part of L. A. Summers's survey of the type.

A wartime Saturday on the North Warwickshire Line - a day in the life of GWR inspector Bill Gillett in 1943 described by Tony Higgs.

This is what it says - some distinctive railway signs photographed in colour.

The Accident at Dog Kennel Bridge: A Hard Lesson learned - an 1845 misfortune on the GWR near Slough described by Jeffrey Wells.