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BackTrack August  2022

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August 2022 Journal

BackTrack Cover August 2022Steam's last summer on Shap - photographed in colour in July 1967 by Keith Gays.

Princes Street Station: Edinburgh's 'underrated' Terminus - A. J. Mullay presents its history.

The Impact of the Great War on the railways of Gelligaer Parish and adjoining areas: Part One - Terry McCarthy investigates wartime, railway operations and coal production in South Wales.

The long shadow of the Arch: The troubled road to the new Euston - Geoffrey Skelsey looks at the controversial demolition of the acclaimed 'Doric Arch' and 'Great Hall' - and the long-term consequences.

JSG on the byways of the Western - archive photos by John Spencer Gilks on GWR branches and secondary routes.

The King''s Cross Scene - four colour pages from the Simon Lathlane Collection of steam at London's East Coast Main Line terminus.

Bidston Shed: Part One - Stan Yates describes the western outpost of the Great Central and LNER near Birkenhead.

Steam at the Southern sheds - three pages of colour by Gavin Morrison.

Walnut Rede: The mysteries of Railway Telegram Codes - Stephen G. Abbott describes the development and use of the electric telegraph on the railways.

Saving the 2.17 from Braintree - Mike Bunn describes how the 'Beeching Axe' was challenged in rural Essex.

Merry-go-Round - Clive Baker looks back at the development of the 'non-stop service' of coal to power stations.