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BackTrack February 2008

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February 2008 Journal

The Pick-up Goods - colour phoBackTrack_Cover_February_2008tos of the traditional steam-hauled branch line pick-up goods trains.

Goods, Parcels, Cartage and the Railway Horse c1900 - John L. Flann describes railway goods -handling at the turn of the last century.

Ardler Junction: A Sideways Glance: Alistair F. Nisbet investigates a Scottish Region collision on the Caledonian main line in 1948.

Wales: 'A Foreign Country' - Alan Bennett discusses how the GWR presented Wales as a tourist destination in its publicity literature in the 1920s and 30s.

Some Early Railway Artists by J.D. Bennett

Running-in on the Western - three colour photos of 'Castles' and 'Kings' on ex-works running-in turns.

A King's Cross Summer - Michael H.C. Baker recalls a holiday job at this famous London terminus in 1960.

Coal from Cwmmawr - Hugh Ballantyne's colour photos on the former Burry Port & Gwendraeth Valley line in the 1980s.

Out of Waterloo - Colour feature by David Idle of steam around Waterloo and Clapham Junction.

Cats and Dogs - a short selection of railway animal stories by Colin G. Maggs.

'Export or Die': British Diesel-Electric Manufacturers and Modernisation: Part 2 - The Ascendancy of English-Electric by Michael Rutherford

Lost behind the Rooftops - Part 2 of Robert Emblin's survey of the GCR main line between Nottingham Victoria station and the River Trent.

A Cheshire Set - a four-page colour feature of (mostly) steam operation in Cheshire.

Special Experimental Tests - David Andrews offers more pieces of the puzzle of City of Truro's record run in 1904.

Improvements and Economies on the LMS Northern Division - Arnold Tortorella briefly reviews some of the changes to passenger services in the 1930s.