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BackTrack December 2016

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December 2016 Journal

BackTrack Cover December  2016A Steady Climb - A. J. Mullay explains the background to Beattock and its famous incline.

The Early Years of 'The Gem of Railways' - Jeffrey Wells looks at how the railway reached Lake Windermere.

A Wednesbury Winter's Night; Part One - David J. Hayes describes a night shift at Wednesbury No.1 signal box 40 years ago.

Snaigow and Durn - David P. Williams portrays two Highland Railway locomotives.

A Derbyshire Outing - archive photos taken by Alan Tyson on the Buxton to Ashbourne line.

High Speed Trains: still available in a range of colours - six pages of colour by Keith Dungate celebrates 40 years of the Inter-City 125s.

The Train Ferries: Part Two - R.A.S. Hennessey concludes his survey of a very special form of rail/ship transport.

Across the Midlands - a colour spread covering locations from Grantham to Nuneaton.

The Departure List - George Smith looks at fatal accidents on the Stockton & Darlington Railway between 1825 and 1845.

Further Recollections of Reading Shed and its many duties - as told to Paul Joyce by former fireman Richard Smith.