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BackTrack January 2013

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January 2013  Journal

BackTrack_Cover_January_2013Focus on Chester - colour spread by Hugh Ballantyne from 1979.

Birmingham in the 1950s and '60s - Mike Thorne offers his personal experiences of youthful locospotting.

The Royton Branch - Jeffrey Wells describes a short branch line serving a Lancashire mill town.

God's Benison on the Travelling Public - Allan Bennett shows how the Great Western presented the 'landscape experience'.

The Militant Furies and the Railways - Alistair F. Nisbet considers how railways were targeted during the campaign for women's suffrage.

Crimson Rambling - a colour spread of MR Compound No.1000 at work during the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Centre Bearing, Weak Frames and all that - Edward Talbot investigates why LNWR engines were in later years alleged to have 'flimsy frames'.

The Romance of the Journey to the Isle of Skye - Starting from a contemporary poem, Peter Tatlow suggests aspects of travelling from Euston to Kyle of Lochalsh before the First World War.

Below Standard - archive photos of narrow gauge railway scenes.

Belonging to Glasgow - four colour pages of steam in action in and around Glasgow.

No home was complete without a Local Railway Timetable - J. D. Bennett shows how there were local alternatives to the famous Bradshaw guides.

Immingham 100 - The Port and its Technology - In Part Two of this article Mike Fell and Roger Hennessey look at the development of the port and its services up to the present, the loco shed and the motive power used.

Cornish Crossings - colour photos by J. S. Gilks of the famous Royal Albert Bridge and the St. Germans Viaduct.

Swindon's Acquaintance with Rotary Cam Valve Gears - as a postscript to his previous articles L. A. Summers presents some concluding reflections and discussions.