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BackTrack August 2006

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August 2006 Journal

Post-war Austerity a colour feature on the 2-8-0BackTrack Cover August 2006 freight engines built during World War II for the War Department.

A Signalman's Tale - the work of a  BR signalman on the Taff Vale section of the valley lines north of Cardiff by Edward A. Evans.

Glasgow St. Enoch - colour photos of a now-closed Glasgow terminus.

Away for the Wakes - Michael Blakemore writes about the special trains run during the industrial holidays in Bury, Lancashire.

The Spilsby & Firsby Railway - the history of a Lincolnshire branch line by A.J. Ludlam.

A Proliferation of 4Fs - colour feature on the Midland/LMS Class 4 0-6-0 goods engines.

Amey Roadstone - 1980s colour pictures of stone traffic from Whatley Quarry on the former Frome to Radstock branch.

A Brave New World? - Keith Hill reviews the 1955 Modernisation Plan of British Railways.

In the Works - colour pictures of steam locos receiving works repairs.

Coals to Newcastle?- Martin Bodman describes the movement of coal to the Grand Fleet at Scapa Flow during World War I.

A Motley Collection - historic photos of locos of the Alexandra (Newport & South Wales) Docks and Railway.

To Snowdon Summit - colour photos of the Snowdon Mountain Railway.