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BackTrack January 2018

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January 2018 Journal

BackTrack Cover January 2018Birmingham New Street - four pages of archive photographs taken by T. J. Edgington and published in tribute.

Change at Verney Junction - John Jarvis presents a study of this Buckinghamshire station from 1868-1968.

Auto Suggestions - A review of Push-Pull Trains by Eric Stuart.

Byway of the 'Barra': Part One - Mike Fenton recalls the history and times of the Alston branch of the North Eastern Railway.

Mr. Peppercorn's K1 Class - the two-cylinder 2-6-0s of the LNER in colour.

Remembering the Porthcawl Branch - Notes and photographs by John White.

Through Summit Tunnel - Bury footplateman Brian Topping recalls his first working through the famous Trans-Pennine tunnel.

The End of South Western Steam - A. F. Nisbet remembers July 1967.

An Edwardian Locomotive Quadrille - Steam locomotive design links, and their designers, tracked by Philip Atkins.

Life, Death and Other Matters - the Great Western Railway in 1870: Part Two - Jeffrey Wells concludes his month-by-month survey.

Still more Men at Work - colour photographs of railway staff  by Paul Aitken