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BackTrack August 2021

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August 2021 Journal

BackTrack Cover August 2021Up in the Gallery - colour spread of the narrow gauge engines at work in the Penrhyn slate quarries

'The Kent Coast Railway Company - Jeremy Clark introduces the line between Faversham, Whitstable, Margate and Ramsgate.

Rocket, the Liverpool & Manchester Railway and 'Public Relation's - Anthony Dawson describes some early publicity-seeking activities.

Yorkshire Coastal Engine Sheds and their Locomotives - Part Two: Whitby Town - by Roger Griffiths and John Hooper

'A Very Dangerous Place': The Bradenham Crossing Accident of 1929 - a Great Western misfortune reported by Tim Edmonds

Engines of a Certain Age - three colour pages of Alan Reeve's photographs of the Victorian era LSWR well tanks at work on the Bodmin to Wenford Bridge china clay trains in 1962.

The Southern Diesels - Mike G. Fell and R. A. S. Hennessey introduce the three diesel-electric pioneering locomotives designed by the Southern Railway.

Following the Cumbrian Coast - four colour pages of Gavin Morrison's photographs on the scenic route between Carnforth, Barrow and Whitehaven.

Signalling Interlude at Kensington Olympia South Main - another excerpt from Richard Clarke's signalling career, this time from 1973.

Summer Saturdays to the Coast: Part Two - Philip Benham concludes his account of holiday traffic to the West of England in the post-war boom years.

Mr. Gresley's Pacifics - as they were: archive photographs of the A/A3 Pacifics in their years of dominance on the LNER.

Timing the Train - and checking the records - L. A. Summers investigates the claims for some notable speed records.

Easter Sunday Tragedy in 1846 - Rob Langham looks at a fatal derailment on the Newcastle & Darlington Junction Railway.