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BackTrack December 2009

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December 2009 Journal

Diesel work at Swindon - Paul Joyce's colour photos inside the works.BackTrack Cover December 2009

The Tay Bridge Disaster and the Press - Alistair F. Nisbet reviews how the disaster was seen by contemporary newspapers and how they accounted for the fall of the bridge.

A Christmas Journey in 1904 - Neil Sinclair presents extracts from a twelve-year-old's diary of a journey from Broadstairs to Inverness.

In Praise of Famous Men - four colour photos of engines named after Gresley, Stanier, Thompson and Churchward.

Thanet's Railways - the development of railways around Margate and Ramsgate described by Jeffrey Wells.

The Meta-Motors - the second part of R.A.S. Hennessey's look at a lost railway technology from the early electrification years.

At Doncaster - three colour pages of steam at this famous railway centre.

The Boat Train - three colour photos of trains from London for liner sailings.

Thomas Weatherburn Dodds - Part One of a biography by Allan C. Baker and Mike Fell of a railway engineer whose reputation was made and broken on the North Staffordshire Railway.

On the Somerset & Dorset - colour spread of this much-loved cross-country route.

Travelling Through - Part Two of Michael Rutherford's survey of through trains crossing railway company boundaries.

Masonry, Munitions and Myth - David Gilks considers some aspects of railway history around Corsham and Box Tunnel.

Kings of 'Kings' - three colour shots of No.6000 King George V in GWR, BR and preservation days.