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BackTrack February 2020

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February 2020 Journal

BackTrack Cover February 2020More Mixed Freight - another colour spread by David Idle showing a variety of freight workings in steam days.

In Praise of the Moguls: Part One - Jeremy Clarke reviews the range of mixed traffic 2-6-0 locomotives to have run in Britain.

The Postal - Sorting the mail on a summer evening at Carstairs described by Allan Trotter.

Railways and the Turf: The formative years - Jeffrey Wells looks into the early development of race traffic.

Saddle Tanks on the Great Western Railway - archive photos from the Pendragon Collection

The Splendour that was the Single-Wheeler: Part One - Some elegant designs from Victorian and Edwardian eras by L.A. Summers.

1966 - Reflections on a Spotters's Travels - by J. Crosse.

B1s - the LNER's Class 5 4-6-0s - four colour pages by Derek Penney.

Freight on the Underground - a forgotten aspect of London Transport activity described by Eric Stuart.

Irish Diesel Traction - three colour pages described by David Mosley.

Sunk without Trace - Phil Mathieson uncovers a railway and deep water Humber terminal that never was.

Scarborough Engine Shed and its locomotives: Part One - Roger Griffiths and John Hooper record the once extensive railway activity at this Yorkshire coastal town.

Forgotten Branch Lines of North East Wales: Part Three - The Holywell Town Branch - Tony Robinson explores what became one of the steepest standard gauge adhesion worked passenger railways in the UK.