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BackTrack January 2006

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January 2006 Journal

BacktrackCoverJan06325On the Midland south of Manchester - colour photos on the Midland route to Chinley and Buxton

Guard Groome and the "Wall of Death" - Brian Groome describes his duties as a guard working from London Victoria in the late 1950s

A Fleet Review - Sitwell D. Williams explains the origins of the warship names of the LMS 'Jubilees'

Snow Hill revisited - colour feature of Birmingham Snow Hill station

Services not suspended - John D. Mann writes about the Stour Valley branch from Marks Tey to Sudbury

A Journey by Design - Part 1 - Keith Hill surveys the many styles and varieties of railway station architecture

Lucky Dips - a dramatic colour feature showing steam locos picking up water on water troughs

Great Northern - a selection of GNR locos in colour

The Yorkshire Engine Company - Tony Vernon relates this history of this Sheffield loco building company during the years when it was directed by Archibald Sturrock and the Sacré family

"One of the handsomest stations in existence" - the story of Monkwearmouth station by Keith Gregson

Railways around Whitby - by Michael Rutherford

GWR Type 7 Signal Boxes - 3 colour photographs

Barry Insight - J. Crosse uncovers maintenance records from Barry Works in the 1950s.