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BackTrack August 2008

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August 2008 Journal

BackTrack Cover August 2008The Southern's 'USA' tanks - colour spread on the American-built 0-6-0Ts.

The Croydon, Oxted & East Grinstead Railway - Jeremy Clarke describes a LBSCR/SER route through the North Downs.

Much Ado about Nothing - Philip Atkins looks at the early standardisation proposals of the Association of Railway Locomotive Engineers.

Reaching Keith - Anne-Mary Paterson tells how the Highland Railway achieved the vital link to the South and London.

The Class 73 Electro-Diesels - five colour photos by Paul Joyce.

The Future of the Pullman Train - J. Crosse looks at a British Railways Board report from 1966.

A Good Day's Sport - LNER handbills for a variety of sporting events.

What Happened in '68 - four-page colour spread on the last days of BR steam.

The Hellifield Station Collision - Andrew Wilson investigates the cause of a non-fatal accident on 22nd December 1955.

The Changing Scene at Vitriol Works - an illustrated feature by Jeffrey Wells around this location near Middleton Junction on the LYR main line between Manchester and Rochdale.

A Railway Church - Greg Morse describes how railwaymen built St. Saviour's Church in Swindon.

Chorlton Junction - Part Two - E. M. Johnson concludes his account of an important MR/GCR meeting point south of Manchester.

The Benton Curves - Roger J. Kell describes an interesting location north of Newcastle where the East Coast Main Line met the North Tyneside electrified line.

The Torbay Branch - three pages of colour on the Torquay, Paignton and Kingswear branch.