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BackTrack August 2013

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August 2013  Journal

BackTrack Cover August 2013Polkemmet Colliery - a double spread of industrial steam at this site in Lanarkshire.
The Closed Stations of Wirral's Passenger Railways - surveyed by Rowan Patel.
The Bodmin Branch - a local history by Alan Bennett.
The Great Western Railway '56XX' Tanks - three pages of colour photos.
Changing Times on the Chesham Branch - Michael J. Smith presents a brief history up to the changeover from steam to electric traction.
Was the LMS too big? - Peter Tatlow discusses an alternative scenario.
Meanwhile, Back at Carlisle - five more pages of colour from the Border City.
An 'Oglo' at Helsby - Tony Robinson describes the moving of an out of gauge load, a nuclear power station transformer, to Blaenau Ffestiniog in 1961.
Baltic Mysteries - Philip Atkins describes the genesis of the ill-starred Tilbury 4-6-4 tanks.
The 'Juice' comes South - Jeffery Grayer relates the story of the 'Portsmouth No .2' electrification scheme to Littlehampton, Bognor and Worthing.
Seeing Double (or more!) - David Cable's colour shots of two or three trains passing each other on the GW main line.
Progress and Problems on the North British Railway 1845-6 - Jeffrey Wells goes back to the beginnings of the East Coast Main Line from Edinburgh.
Grime Time at New Street - four colour shots of steam at the old Birmingham station in 1955.
Cheshire Lines - four pages of archive photos on the Cheshire Lines Committee system.