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BackTrack February 2012

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February 2012 Journal

BackTrack_Cover_February_2012Strathclyde Transport - colour spread by Keith Dungate of the 'orange and black' days on Clydeside in the 1980s.
The Great Eastern as I knew it - Bob Farmer delves into his father's writings to present a contemporary view of the GER.
Sir Robert Menzies and the Highland Railway - Alistair F. Nisbet describes a confrontation and subsequent legal dispute between a Scottish laird and the railway over ticket validity.
Leaving Eastleigh - two colour shots by Alan Tyson of SR 'West Country' in August 1964.
"East Croydon, this is East Croydon" - The development of a railway centre described by Jeremy Clarke.
Over the Lancashire Moors - three colour pages depicting the Bolton to Blackburn line.
The Sheffield Victoria Accident - Ken Grainger investigates a collision in 1954.
Steam on the Woodhead Route - archive photos from the Pendragon Collection.
LNER Mixed Traffic - four colour pages of the LNER B1 Class 4-6-0s.
The Burry Port & Gwendraeth Valley Railway - a brief history by Martin Smith.
Snowdown Colliery - two industrial colour shots by Roy Hobbs.
Undergraduates on the Footplate - John D. Mann offers some memories of the Cambridge University Railway Club engine-driving specials.
Sunderland - From Wagonway to South Dock - Michael B. Binks surveys the life and times of an important north eastern industrial centre.
Signalling Spotlight - three contrasting London & South Western Railway signal boxes.
Maintaining Railway Curves - Peter Tatlow describes permanent way work on the Southern Region in the 1950s.