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BackTrack December 2018

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December 2018 Journal

BackTrack Cover December 2018

West of Bournemouth - Michael H. C. Baker takes a reflective journey down the line to Weymouth.

The Failings of the Hadleigh branch - a Suffolk branch line history by Alistair F. Nisbet.

Burying the Beeching Plan - Geoffrey Skelsey considers the Transport Act of 1968 and afterwards.

Dukeries Junction - Bill Taylor describes where the Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway interchanged with the Great Northern.

Reviving the Vale of Rheidol Railway - Former BR Divisional Manager Edward Gibbins recalls initiatives in the 1980s to raise the narrow gauge line's profile.

'There was something in the air that night - night photographs in colour in 1967 by David Rodgers.

Tales from Charlie Marshall - Jonathan Edwards describes life at a halt on the Somerset & Dorset line.

Northern Counties Steam - three colour shots from Northern Ireland from the Colour-Rail Collection

The Contribution of Britain's railways to the Great War - Jeffrey Wells reviews some of the achievements in support of the 1914-18 war effort.

The Dyserth Branch - Tony Robinson tells the story of a north east Wales branch from Prestatyn.

Happy Holidays on the North Bay Railway - archive photos of Scarborough's miniature railway.

The Royal Train Silver Jubilee visit to Scotland - remembered by Allan Trotter.

Placating the Civils - A Balancing Curve: Part Two: The Learning Curve by Miles Macnair.

In the Golden Valley - a pair of colour views on the Gloucester–Swindon line.

The Furness Railway's 'Big Hole' - Jeffrey Wells describes the famous ground subsidence case at Lindal in 1892.