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BackTrack March 2006

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March 2006 Journal

BackTrackCoverMar06325Via Whitchurch - colour photos of the Crewe-Shrewsbury line in the 1970s/80s
To this Company's Advantage - The 1937 transfer of Metropolitan Railway men and machines to the LNER
Gone to the Dogs - Jeffery Grayer on the last of the LSWR T9 Class
Arturo Caprotti and Rotary Camshaft Valve Gear- by David Alexander
Beattock - colour action photos of steam on the West Coast route climb to the famous Beattock summit
Thomas Wheatley - Father of the Wigtownshire Railway - a short biography by Alasdair Wham
Ten Wheels over the Mendips - colour photos of BR Class 9F locos on the Somerset & Dorset line
The London & Birmingham Railway -a short history and gazetteer by R.L. Vickers
Corby Steelworks - 3 colour photos of industrial steam by Dick Riley
Railway Civil Engineering Life 50 Years ago - Michael B. Binks describes the work of the railway civil engineering department
Railway Damage and Disruption in World War II: Merseyside - Part 2 - Ben Brooksbank notes the aftermath of the Merseyside Blitz and the period between August 1940 and April 1941
Tom Purvis 1888-1959 - Beverley Cole looks at the work of this family railway poster artist
LNER N7 Class workings in the late 1920s - b/w photo feature compiled by Peter Paye