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BackTrack February 2015

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February 2015 Journal

BackTrack Cover February 2015On the Blackpool line - colour spread by Tom Heavyside on the Blackpool North line in the 1970s/80s.
The Dugald Drummond 'Down Under' Myth - Darryl Grant investigates whether the former LSWR engineer did ever travel to Australia to set up a locomotive building business.
Collisions in Fog - Alistair F. Nisbet describes a series of accidents on the Southern in the post-war 'smog' era.
The Railways of Bournemouth - a history by Stephen Roberts.
The Hull & Selby Railway - Jeffrey Wells presents the second part of his look at the first railways to Selby.
Water, Water, Everywhere - four pages of archive photos of locomotives on water troughs.
Midland Goods Heritage - four colour pages of the MR/LMS 3F and 4F 0-6-0s.
Building the Top Rail Journey in the World - Ann Stewart looks at some aspects of constructing the West Highland Railway.
Stations for the Lairds - John Roake visits some public and private stations and halts built for and by the Highland aristocracy.
Sleeping Cars - George May considers aspects of their history and development.
Helsby - A Cheshire Country Junction - colour photos by Alan Tyson from 1967.
Life at Orpington Shed - recollections by David Evans of maintaining the electric multiple unit fleet.
Do you need a Crossing to make a Point? - Michael B. Binks considers some aspects of railway trackwork construction.
Working the Fish - some notes by A. J. Ludlam of Boston engine duties.