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BackTrack December 2011

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December 2011 Journal

BackTrack Cover December 2011_FullAcross the Forth Bridge - three pages of spectacular colour shots by Gavin Morrison of Britain's most famous bridge.

The Railways of Ayr - a history by David Stirling.

By Tram up the Mountain - Geoffrey Skelsey looks at the Great Orme Tramway in Llandudno.

Goods, Livestock and Perishables - archive photos from the Pendragon Collection.

The One Puff Railway - A short Suffolk branch line, which fell victim to early closure, described by Alistair F. Nisbet.

The Youngest Signalman - the recollections of a young railwaymen Ted Cook working the station signal box at Amberley on the Mid-Sussex line.

Every Inch a 'King' - four colour pages of the famous Great Western 'King' Class 4-6-0s.

Commemorating the Pioneers of the Railway Age - J. D. Bennett identifies some public statues celebrating railway engineers and entrepreneurs.

West Riding - a colour spread of Yorkshire locations in steam days.

The National Railway Strike of 1911 - Jeremy Clarke investigates some early railway labour disputes preceding the landmark confrontation of a century ago.

'Deltic' 50 - three-page colour feature marking 50 years since the introduction of these famous diesels on the East Coast Main Line.

Horse-drawn Passenger Trains on the Midland Railway - Roger Brettle notes the use of an earlier form of motive power into the 1850s.

Grand Openings and Inconveniences - Part Two - Jeffrey Wells concludes his survey of railway happenings in 1852.

Late Shifts - Brian Topping relives a few footplate turns as day turned to night in east Lancashire.

Index to Vol.25.