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BackTrack December 2013

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December 2013 Journal

BackTrack Cover December 2013One of Each - four historic pre-war colour photos from each of the 'Big Four' railways.

Restaurant Cars and their Development - a survey of on-train catering by George May.

Remembering 'Remembrance' - a LBSCR locomotive described by David Cullen.

Catching the Post - a spread of Travelling Post Office colour photos by Paul Aitken.

Before they were Famous - Philip Atkins looks into the early careers of some distinguished GWR locomotive chiefs.

Dear Editor - Alistair F. Nisbet trawls through some of the grievances against railways aired in the letters columns of the Victorian press.

Late Summer at Ribblehead - three colour shots by Paul Strong on the Settle-Carlisle line in September 1982.

All Points North West - four colour pages featuring steam, diesel and electric traction at a variety of locations in the North West of England.

The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway North Liverpool Electrification - Ian Travers presents a review of the development of the Southport and Ormskirk schemes of 1903-14.

The Stratford Scene - five colour pages of LNER and GER locos at Stratford in the 1950s/60s.

The Hands that Rocked the Cradle - Robert Emblin and Bryan Longbone summarise the work done by women on the UK railways during the Great War.

Bristol Fashion - Archive b/w photos at Bristol Temple Meads and nearby locations.

The Rise and Fall of 'Railway Spine' - Dr. Malcolm Timperley describes a Victorian medical condition which is arguably a progenitor of the modern 'whiplash injury'.