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BackTrack August  2011

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August 2011 Journal

BackTrack Cover August 2011.On the Ribble Valley line - colour spread by Gavin Morrison of the Blackburn to Hellifield line.
The Road to Holyhead : Recollections of an Engineering Apprentice -  Part One - Bill Broadbent recalls starting on the LMSR at Crewe Works in 1942.
Getting the job done - B/W archive photos from the Pendragon Collection of a variety of railway jobs.
The Brighton Way to Portsmouth - Jeremy Clarke surveys the LBSCR route via Dorking, Horsham and Arundel.
More from the Lands of the East - a colour spread of scenes on the Great Eastern lines in the 1950s/60s.
From Reston to Duns - Alistair F. Nisbet looks at a remote branch line in Berwickshire which became an early BR casualty.
Kent Seascapes - two colour photos by J. S. Gilks of Folkestone Harbour and Warren.
The Southern Moguls - four pages of colour featuring the SR N and U Classes of 2-6-0 locos.
Triangulation Point: A Historical Description of five three-sided  junctions in the West London suburbs - Part Two - Michael J. Smith  describes the LNWR Colne triangle at Watford and the Metropolitan's  Croxley triangle.
Focus on Darlington - Roger J. Kell presents a brief history of this railway town, with photos of the 1960s scene there.
A Collection of Cornishware - three colour pages of railway scenes in Cornwall.
The Llanelli Railway Riot - Adrian Gray recounts the pitched battle  which took place in 1911 and the subsequent explosive disaster in the  goods sidings.
A Maze of Railway Lines - Clive Baker sets down his memories of a  day in North Derbyshire capturing the dying embers of industrial steam  power.
Signs and Notices - a colour spread of railway notice boards.