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BackTrack February 2022

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February 2022 Journal

BackTrack Cover February 2022Through Sussex via Steyning - colour spread by Gerald Daniels of the Horsham to Shoreham-by-Sea line

'What a lovely job this is' - Andrew Johnston looks back on his involvement in making television documentaries on railway subjects.

Frustrations of Fuel Efficiency: Part Four - Miles Macnair's series continues by considering The Franco-Crostil Boiler and Pre-Heater.

"And it was all yellow…" - three examples of the rare use of yellow as a railway livery.

The Great Western Railway Ruabon–Barmouth route: Part One - Ian Travers examines aspects of historical development and GWR policy at the margins.

The Story of the 'Clickety-Clack': The Grimsby & Immingham Electric Tramway 1912-1961 - told by Geoffrey Skelsey.

Milk Train Derailment at Chipping Sodbury - a 1966 accident described by Robin and Thomas Sellers.

On the Lambourn Valley branch - A Berkshire branch line photographed by John Spencer Gilks.

The Ins and Outs of Paddington - three pages of colour by Dick Riley showing the scene on the outskirts of the GWR's London terminus.

Cross-Country through the Tyne Valley - colour and monochrome photographs of the Newcastle–Carlisle route by Gavin Morrison.

Snowbound at Rowley - Harsh winters in the North East of England, and how the railway faced the challenge, described by Rob Langham.

The St. Fillans Sheep Accident - a 1922 misfortune on the Caledonian Railway.

Take the Train for the Boat: Part Two - Philip Benham concludes his look at the rise and fall of the Boat Train.

Falling Short of Ambition: A New Line to Leatherhead - Jeremy Clarke looks at the Chessington branch, a late addition to the Southern Railway.