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BackTrack February 2014

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February 2014 Journal

BackTrack Cover February 2014Great Eastern Diesels - John D. Mann presents colour views showing a variety of classes at work during the first decade of privatisation.

The Hull & Holderness Railway 1852-1862 - Jeffrey Wells looks at the East Riding of Yorkshire branch from Hull to Withernsea.

Carlisle Kingmoor Marshalling Yards - Alan Taylor describes a modernisation scheme which came too late.

Comrie Colliery - steam and diesel in colour at this Fifeshire mine.

Ditton Junction - 1912 - John C. Hughes investigates an accident on the LNWR to the east of Liverpool.

The Call of the Hills - three colour pages of Alan Tyson's photos of steam on the West Coast Main line from Preston and up to Shap Summit.

The Royal Train of 1953 - Colm Flanagan looks back at a visit to Northern Ireland by The Queen and the railway arrangements made for the occasion.

All aboard the 'Brighton Belle' - colour spread of the celebrated Southern electric train.

On the other side of the Track - a selection of colour photos of level crossings by John Spencer Gilks.

An Appreciation of Performance Writing - Andrew James presents a tribute to the work of Cecil J. Allen and O. S. Nock.

Barnum & Bailey's Circus Train - Part Two - Mike G. Fell concludes the story, with the arrival of 'Buffalo Bill'.

The Infrastructural Consequences of the Demise of Steam Traction - Michael Binks reflects on the physical changes to the railways resulting from motive power modernisation.

The York of Yesteryear - four pages of archive photos of York station in the steam era.

Cambrian Standards - three colour pages of BR Standard locos on the Cambrian main line and the coast route.