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BackTrack January 2016

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January 2016 Journal

BackTrack Cover January 2015As it was at Manchester Victoria - Tom Heavyside's colour of the station in the 1980s/90s before recent reconstruction.

The Cold War: Part One - Malcolm Timperley describes the trials and tribulations of the railways during the bitter winter of early 1940.

Locomotives for the North West of Scotland - Following his recent articles on railway development in NW Scotland, Peter Tatlow considers the locomotives specifically designed for these lines.

Oswestry: Railway Town of the Welsh Borders: Part One - Jeffrey Wells describes how this once significant railway centre came about.

At Paddington - archive photos of the famous GWR terminus.

Spaced Out - Philip Atkins looks at some locomotive wheelbase oddities.

The BR Class 3 Tanks - five pages of colour featuring the '82XXX' 2-6-2Ts.

To Blackpool in 1967 - two colour shots of the North and South stations.

The Closure of the Potteries Loop Line - E. A. Gibbins examines the case against the Kidsgrove-Tunstall-Hanley route.

A Wheeltapper's Lot - Tony Robinson describes the duties of a somewhat misunderstood railway worker.

Bridging the Gaps - some fine railway viaducts photographed in colour by John Spencer Gilks.

Southern Airways: Part One: Flying Machines and Aerodromes - R.A.S. Hennessey considers the links between the Southern Railway and the growing aviation industry.

Farewell to Allhallows - David Idle photographed the last day of this Kent branch in December 1961.

Tiverton Junction - three colour photos by Steve Burdett in 1980.