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BackTrack December 2010

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December 2010 Journal

BackTrack Cover December 2010The 'Manchester Pullman' - colour spread by Edward Talbot of the electric Pullman service between Euston and Manchester.

"A Properly Co-ordinated System of Transport" - Part One Michael J. Smith tells the story of the incorporation of the  Metropolitan Railway into London Transport as the Metropolitan Line.

"Not Opened Every Day" - Geoffrey Skelsey looks at the opening of new stations on Britain's railways between 1923 and 1972.

Return Journey on the Central Wales Line - colour spread of steam on the mountainous route linking Shrewsbury and Swansea.

The Ship that Sank Itself Twice - and other stories - David Mosley's account of the steamer 'Ibex' and other aspects of GWR shipping services to the Channel Islands.

Two Lancashire Labourers - colour photos of industrial locos at Turner Bros, Trafford Park, and Yates Duxbury, Heap Bridge.

Brighton Beautiful - four pages of colour photos by Roy Hobbs of LBSCR locos.

Western Region Clerk - Derek Lewis presents of 38 years of varied railway work in South Wales from 1955 to 1994.

The English Riviera: Red Devon by the Sea - Alan Bennett describes the GWR's colourful promotion of Torbay as a holiday area.

The Great Central Railway's Southern Division: Part Two - Woodford Halse to Quainton Road - an account of its construction by Robert Emblin.

W. F. Windham and the Eastern Counties Railway - a curious tale of an eccentric character from East Anglia, told by Alistair Nisbet.

First and Last Trains to Wragby - some notes by A. J. Ludlam on the opening and closure of the Louth-Bardney branch in Lincolnshire.

Keeping Control - a footplate account by Bletchley engineman Peter Wince of a hair-raising run on a freight train.