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BackTrack August 2017

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August 2017 Journal

BackTrack Cover August 2017By Diesel Train - colour spread of early diesel railcars and multiple units.

The Last Years of the County Donegal Railway - recalled by David Anderson.

The North Eastern Railway and its Timetables in Edwardian days - a trawl through the NER's services in the early 1900s by Glen Kilday.

The Manx Steam Railway system in 1968 - Clive Baker describes a last visit when the IMR still ran to Peel and Ramsey.

DP2: a remarkable prototype - The untimely demise of an English Electric demonstrator with great potential.

Now we shall have the Naming of Engines - A consideration of what the 'Western' did, from broad gauge to the diesel-hydraulics, by L.A. Summers.

A3 Pacific Haulage - four pages of colour by Derek Penney.

The Formative Years of the London & Birmingham Railway: Part Two - Jeffrey Wells concludes his look at the years from 1832 to full opening in 1838.

'Schools Out' - archive photos of the famous SR 4-4-0s.

Southern gone West: Plymouth and its Branches: Part Two - David Thrower continues his history of the LSWR lines in the area.

When trains stopped here - four rural stations photographed in colour in the early 1960s by Roy Patterson.

The Photographs of Dr. Tice F. Budden - Edward Talbot introduces a pioneer railway photographer.

Ryecroft Reminiscences: Part One - David J. Hayes looks back at the varied activity at this busy West Midlands four-way junction in Walsall
Ryecroft Junction 1973 Movements in Word format
Ryecroft Junction 1973 Movements in PDF format