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BackTrack January 2015

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January 2015 Journal

BackTrack Cover January 2015Yorkshire Coal - double-spread of colour by David Idle of National Coal Board steam in July 1971.
Early Railway Artefacts in the North Midlands - Rowan Patel takes us exploring some railway archaeology.
The Calverley and Rodley Area - Alan Bailey describes a once significant location on the Aire Valley route from Leeds.
On Holiday for History - Alan Bennett presents some colourful British Railways publicity from the 1950s.
Chester: the General scene - archive photographs of Chester General station and its environs.
'For Meritorious Conduct' - Malcolm Timperley looks at a staff award scheme started on the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway in 1891.
The Liverpool Street Station Pilots - four colour shots by Dick Riley of the N7 and J69 Class pilot engines in the 1950s.
Stations to Stanmore - Michael J. Smith tells the story of the Metropolitan's last branch line.
Return of the Pannier Tanks - four colour pages of a variety of GWR 0-6-0PTs at work.
100 Years On - the Ais Gill Accident Revisited - the concluding part of Peter Robinson' article looks at the aftermath of the 1913 disaster on the Settle-Carlisle line: the trial, official report and recommendations.
Sign Language - colour spread of intriguing railway signs and notices.
Aspects of GWR Improvements 1929-33 - Jeffrey Wells surveys some significant developments on the Great Western's West of England main line.