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BackTrack August 2009

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August 2009 Journal

North East Industrial - David Idle's colour BackTrack Cover August 2009spread of industrial steam in Northumberland.

The Harecastle Diversion Scheme 1964-6 - Michael B. Binks describes a major civil engineering project, including a new tunnel, undertaken as part of the West Coast route electrification.

The Joint is Jumpin' - Part One - Michael Rutherford looks at the issue of jointly-owned railway lines.

Manchester's South Junction Railway 1845-9 - The origins of an important Manchester suburban connection described by Jeffrey Wells.

More on the Malverns Line - Another selection of Michael Mensing's colour photos of the Worcester-Hereford line.

Caledonian Steam - four colour pages of ex-Caledonian Railway locos.

Railways and No.10: Lloyd George to Blair - A.J. Mullay discusses the relationships between 20th Century Prime Ministers and the railway industry.

Peak Forest Stone - Steve Burdett's colour shots of limestone traffic around Peak Forest in 1981.

Levers, Wheels and Gauges - A review of the evolution and development of some of the controls and instruments in the cabs of British steam locos by L.F.E. Coombs.

Above the Streets of Liverpool - a colour spread of the Liverpool Overhead Railway which closed in 1956.

Railways Steamships and the 'Merchant Navy' Class - Part One - John W.E. Helm takes a look at the companies behind the names.

Single Line Token Exchangers at Talerddig - three colour photos by J.S. Gilks of lineside equipment on the Cambrian line.