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BackTrack February 2013

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February 2013  Journal

BackTrack_Cover_February_2013'Western' Experience - colour spread of the WR 'Western' diesel-hydraulics.

The Architecture of the Chester & Holyhead line - James Johnson describes some of its most interesting features.

The Railway in Court: Passengers' Luggage - Bill Taylor considers some points relating to charging for and loss of personal baggage.

Meet the 'Clans' - colour spread of the BR Class 6 Pacifics.

'Dear Timothy...' - George Smith presents some fragments from the Hackworth family archive.

'England's Edison' - Geoffrey Skelsey introduces Magnus Volk and his electric railways.

Eric Bruton in Edinburgh - archive photos of steam around Edinburgh and on the Forth Bridge in the 1950s.

Sunny Scarborough - three colour pages by Gavin Morrison of diesel-hauled trains at Scarborough in August 1980.

Work in Progress at Penrith - the new motorway bridge at Penrith in 1967.

The Lavenham Line - Alistair F. Nisbet looks at the history of a Suffolk rural byway.

Push-Pull accident at Polmont - Greg Morse investigates a derailment between Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1984.

Away to Notts County - a colour spread of steam scenes in Nottinghamshire.

The Statutory Origins of the North Staffordshire Railway - set out by Allan C. Baker

Just Add More Cylinders: Simple - Part Two of Miles Macnair's review of the evolution of the British four-cylinder simple expansion locomotive.

GWR Four- and Six-Wheel Stock - three colour archive shots of vintage survivors in the 1960s.