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BackTrack August 2018

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August 2018 Journal



BackTrack Cover August 2018Gloucestershire's Railways - a general survey of the county by Stephen Roberts, with a colour feature on the city itself.

Banking on the Manchester, Sheffield and Wath line - Alan Whitehouse describes the role of the LNER Garratt locomotive and the later electric locomotives.

Summer Saturdays on the Southern - Alistair F. Nisbet recalls the hectic days of the holiday season at Waterloo and beyond.

Streaking through Time and Space: Just how fast did 'Mallard' go? - David Andrews studies the original technical data surrounding the speed record of 1938.

1T57 - The Finale of british Railways Steam - Allan Trotter looks back at events 50 years ago.

Wartime Legacy - five pages of colour featuring the War Dept. 'Austerity' 2-8-0 locomotives.

Harrow & Wealdstone Station in Focus 1837-1952 - a historical review by Jeffrey Wells.

Prospects of Whitby - archive photos of the Yorkshire Coast town's railways.

The Lost Cause of the Princetown Branch - Edward Gibbins looks at the closure of a remote Devon branch long before Dr. Beeching.

New British Railways liveries on Display - Keith Miles describes some 'new looks' in 1948.

'Carrying them Home': Railways and State Funerals - some notable occasions described by Geoffrey Skelsey.