Pendragon Publishing Logo

BackTrack January 2009

Steam Train Photo



January 2009 Journal

The Chalford 'Flyer' - Hugh Ballantyne's colour spread on the Gloucester to Chalford trains through the Stroud Valley.BackTrack_Cover_January_2009

To Inverness for Hogmanay - Neil Sinclair recalls a New Year visit to the Highland capital.

'First lamb to the Beeching slaughter' - Geoffrey Skelsey investigates the closure of the Wetherby branches in Yorkshire.

The Inchture Bus - Alistair F. Nisbet describes a short horse-worked branch near Dundee.

On the Kent Estuary - three colour shots by Tommy Tomalin around Arnside on the Cumbrian coast line.

Railway Travel and the Public Health - Part One - Jeffrey Wells looks at the welfare of the railway passenger in late Victorian times.

S.P.N. Mais: The Southern's Publicity Bookman - Jeffery Grayer recalls the contribution made by this writer and broadcaster to the SR's publicity machine from the 1930s to the 1950s.

The Chatham's Big Tanks - colour spread on the SECR H Class 0-4-4 tanks.

Away to Derby County - three pages of colour on the Derbyshire railway scene.

Portsmouth Direct - and Indirect! - Jeremy Clarke marks the 150th anniversary of the 'Direct Portsmouth' line.

Yeoman Service - Michael Mensing's colour pictures of the Foster Yeoman stone trains.

'In the Interests of their own ambitions' - Part 2 - Michael J. Smith concludes the story of the bitter rivalry between the Metropolitan and the District Railways.

The Kitson-Still Locomotive and other hybrids - Michael Rutherford looks at an internal combustion alternative.

Signalling Spotlight - Richard Foster describes the modernisation of the signalling at St. Pancras in 1957.

The 'Condor' - the fast 'door to door' container freight service introduced between London and Glasgow in 1959, recalled by Alan Taylor.