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BackTrack August 2010

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August 2010 Journal

Going on the Railbus - colour spread of the four-wheel  railbuses of the late 1950s/60s.BackTrack Cover August 2010

John Soar: Holbeck Fitter - The recollections of a locomotive fitter at Leeds Holbeck depot from  1939-1952.

Turnberry Station Hotel - Nelson Twells  describes its opening by the Glasgow & South Western Railway and the development of the famous hotel and golf courses.

Bad Day  at Pontypridd - a fatal accident on the Taff Vale Railway in 1911.

The Heathfield Trip Goods - Rory Wilson writes about the local goods  services during the last years of a Devon branch line.

Wartime Memories of Swindon - Dennis Kelly recalls working as a fireman at  Swindon during the latter years of World War II.

North  Somerset Branch - a b/w colour spread by Hugh Ballantyne of the  Bristol-Frome branch.

Up and Down the Lickey - colour  spread of the notorious incline on the Bristol-Birmingham route at  Bromsgrove.

The LNER in the '30s - four historic colour photographs of LNER locomotives in the 1930s.

Cab ride  from Marylebone - Allan Patterson travels from Marylebone to  Northolt Junction and describes the driver's view.

Northumberland's Railway Highways and Byways - Roger J. Kell explores some secondary routes off the East Coast Main Line.

London Transport's  Pannier Tanks - three colour shots of the ex-GWR '57XX' pannier  tanks purchased by London Transport which ran until 1971.

From Redhill to Reading - Part One - Jeremy Clarke looks at an important cross-country route through Surrey and Berkshire.

Another  Cheshire Set - three colour pages of scenes in a variety of  locations in Cheshire between 1966 and 1979.

Track Renewals of Yesteryear - Part One - Michael B. Binks describes how the  railways planned and undertook major permanent way replacement  programmes.

The Curse of '03 - Philip Atkins notes the  remarkably short lives of several locomotive classes built in 1903.