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BackTrack January 2012

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January 2012  Journal

BackTrack_Cover_January_2012Full 'Nelsons' - two colour pages of the SR 'Lord Nelson' 4-6-0s.

Minor Mishaps on the Metropolitan - Michael J. Smith considers a series of collisions on the Metropolitan Railway between 1891 and 1939.

The railway that never was - Anne-Mary Paterson looks at a proposal to build a railway from Garve to Ullapool, in north west Scotland.

The Gentle Art of Passenger Discomfort - Alistair F. Nisbet ponders on the annoyances facing railway passengers over the years.

The Redevelopment of Liverpool Street Station 1974-1991: Part One - Geoffrey Skelsey describes 'The Shining Example of Public-Private Partnership'.

London Calling - four pages of archive b/w photos of railway termini in the capital.

Wandering the Western Branches - a colour spread featuring the Llanfyllin, Hemyock, Chipping Norton and St. Ives branches.

Brunel's Barmy Army - George Smith describes a skirmish during the building of the Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway.

Two of a kind at York - a colour page of LNER A3 Pacifics at York station.

The Blackburn to Preston Railway 1843-1859 - Jeffrey Wells tells of the building and opening of this important cross-Lancashire link.

Manx Electric - five pages of archive colour and b/w photos of the Manx Electric Railway and the Snaefell Mountain Railway.

Post-war on the Southern - Bill Beresford recalls footplate work on the SR as nationalisation arrived, especially his involvement with the 1948 Locomotive Exchanges.

An Evening in Sussex, 1951 - Peter Hay remembers time spent around Brighton and Lewes.

Escape from Rotterdam by LNER - A. J. Mullay recounts how the captain and crew of an LNER steamship defied the German Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe in rescuing 172 civilians as the Netherlands were invaded in May 1940.