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BackTrack August 2019

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August 2019 Journal

BackTrack Cover August 2019Odd moments on the Great Eastern line - colour spread by John D. Mann,

First in the Field: Part One - Mike Fenton recalls the pioneering work of the London & North Eastern Railway in providing the first Camping Coach scheme in the 1930s.

The Locomotive Designs of William Charles Werry (1861-1948) - Miles Macnair considers this engineer's designs - and some of his other ingenious inventions.

The Varied History of a small North Eastern Railway Engine Shed: Northallerton: Part Two - the conclusion of the story in British Railways days by Roger Griffiths and John Hooper.

The Impact of the railway on Alderley Edge in the 19th Century - a Cheshire history by Jeffrey Wells.

Crane-Laying of Prefabricated Track: Part Four: Twin-Jib Track Relayers - The concluding article of Peter Tatlow's series.

Glimpses of Mid-Wales steam in the 1920s and '30s - archive photos from the collection of Bernard Edmonds.

The Caprotti Class 5s – five pages of colour depicting the LMS and BR locomotives with this non-standard valve gear.

Moments of Remembrance - photos of the LBSCR 4-6-4 tanks and the 4-6-0s into which they were rebuilt.

The Railway at Tutbury: Part One - A North Staffordshire Railway centre described by Mike G. Fell.

The First Railway Strike - Anthony Dawson reveals how this occurred on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway.

The Building of Ironbridge Power Station - Chris Lilley recalls the railway involvement in this 1960s project.

The Swindon Scene - four colour pages showing the steam variety to be seen there.

Sent to work on the railway - The early post-war recollections of Jim Lloyd at Guildford shed.