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BackTrack January 2010

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January 2010 Journal

Northern Train Sheds - Steve Burdett's colour photos of Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria, Holyhead, Huddersfield and Stoke stations. BackTrack Cover January 2010

Hall Lane Signal Box in 1976/7 - Allan Patterson recalls working in a Great Northern box on the outskirts of Bradford.

The Redhill to Tonbridge Line - Jeremy Clarke describes a now secondary route which once formed part of the main line to the Kent Coast.

A Border Line Train - three colour photos by Michael Mensing of the St. Boswells to Tweedmouth branch.

Paddington Station - Wartime Memories of an Evacuee - Clive Griggs recalls some childhood experiences from the dark days of 1940.

The Nine Days' Strike of 1919 - Part One - Jeffrey Wells investigates the circumstances surrounding an industrial dispute which had lasting consequencies.

The Crockery of British Railways - Greg Morse tells how the Dudson factory in Hanley produced tableware for BR's hotels, refreshment rooms and dining cars.

Echoes in the Hills - a colour spread of Alan Tyson's shots of steam on the West Coast Main Line around Shap and Grayrigg.

Caledonian 123 - a colour spread of the restored famous Caledonian Railway single-wheeler in steam during the early 1960s.

Thomas Weatherburn Dodds - Part Two - Allan C. Baker and Mike G. Fell describe how the Lawton Junction accident in 1873 began the downfall of the North Staffordshire Railway's locomotive engineer.

Burst Boiler at Bishop's Road - Michael J. Smith records an unfortunate incident on the Metropolitan Railway in 1864.

Travelling Through - Part Three - Michael Rutherford concludes his survey of through trains and carriages across British railway companies.

Time spent at Hereford - colour photos of steam in the city in the early 1960s.

Newcastle in the coldest of seasons - A photo feature by Roger J. Kell from the bitter winter of 1962/3.

Piloting the 'Irish Mail' - Footplateman Peter Wince recalls a hard trip on a 'Britannia' Pacific.