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BackTrack December 2017

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December 2017 Journal


BackTrack December 2017Iron ore for Llanwern - colour photos by David Cable of trains between the Port Talbot ore terminal and the steelworks near Newport.

Tackling the Gradient: Part One - Miles Macnair investigates various early ideas to assist locomotives climbing or descending gradients.

Life, Death and Other Matters - the Great Western Railway in 1870: Part One  - by Jeffrey Wells

The former LNWR routes out of Leeds - Alan L. Bailey looks at the Copley Hill Low Level Line and the 'Viaduct Line'.

Shunting Dibbles Wharf - colour spread of the LSWR B4 tank that worked at Southampton Docks.

Robberies on the Rails - A. F. Nisbet chronicles a range of criminal activities.

Bushey Water Troughs in LNWR days - archive photos from the 1890s taken by Dr. Tice F. Budden.

Summers out West - three pages of colour by Dick Riley of steam on the GWR West of England line.

The Fate of the Stainmore Route: Part One - Edward Gibbins takes an uncompromising look at why this famous cross-Pennines line had to close.

From the Pendragon Archives: The Vale of Rheidol Railway - the Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge in old photographs.

Secondary Considerations - Trevor Owen's colour photographs of steam on secondary routes around Britain.

Les Beet: Extracts from a Steam Locomotive Driver's Life: Part One - Bruce Laws describes the work of a footplateman at Colwick shed, Nottingham.

Impressions of a young trainspotter on the Hog's Back at Harringay - by Alex Flemming.

Signalling Spotlight - colour shots and descriptions of four North Eastern Railway signal boxes.