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BackTrack January 2014

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January 2014 Journal

BackTrack Cover January 2014The Trent Valley Railway - Robin Mathams and Dave Barrett trace the origins of what is now an important part of the West Coast Main Line between Stafford and Rugby.

Portrait of a 'Clan' - three archive photos of BR No.72009.

Settle-Carlisle: A History of Snow - Ken Harper, Ron Herbert and Peter Robinson chronicle the challenges of winter on England's highest main line.

Open House at Longmoor - Jeffrey Grayer recalls the final open days on the Longmoor Military Railway in 1968/9.

From 'Glen' to 'Glen' - colour spread featuring the North British D34 4-4-0s.

On the Works Trip - archive spread on factory outings by train.
Observing good 'Manors' - four colour pages of the GWR 'Manor' 4-6-0s.

The St. Ives Branch - Alan Bennett considers the life and times of a short branch line at the heart of the Cornish tourist industry.

Barnum & Bailey's Circus Train - Part One - Mike G. Fell looks at the characters involved in the circus train and the logistics of organising its tours.

Gresley's Mighty Mikados - an appreciation by David Cullen of the LNER P1 and P2 2-8-2s.

Fantastic Foolery: A Deputy Lord Lieutenant in Court - a sorry tale related by Alistair Nisbet.

'Deltic' on Trial - three archive photos of the prototype 'Deltic' on test on the Midland route north of Leeds.