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BackTrack January 2020

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January 2020 Journal

BackTrack Cover January 2020Up and Down Snowdon Mountain - colour spread by David Idle on Britain's only rack railway.

The G5 Tanks: An appreciation of Performance - Andrew James discusses the work of these North Eastern Railway locomotives.

Leith Central- Britain's first diesel depot? - A. J. Mullay reveals how Leith Central station played a number of roles in its 85 years of existence.

Crossing London: Part One - Geoffrey Skelsey looks at the City Widened Lines and the Thameslink Saga.

Goole's Railways 1836-1910 - Jeffrey Wells presents some aspects of the growth of this inland Yorkshire port and its railway connections.

Southern Holidays - David Rodgers presents four colour pages of Southern steam around Bournemouth and Southampton.

The Stations at Wellingborough - by Peter Butler

Coal Hauling - three pages of Keith Dungate's colour photographs of the coal traffic of the 1980s and '90s.

Shades of Old Euston - archive photographs of this famous London terminus before its complete rebuilding in the 1960s.

The LSWR Turnchapel Branch 1897-1961 - Paul's Joyce tells the history of this Plymouth railway line.

From Road unto Rail: Exercises in Technology Transfers - Part Three of Miles Macnair's series looks at some of the later pioneers.

Signalling Spotlight - Roger Backhouse's colour photographs describe the signalling arrangements at Hammerton, on the York–Harrogate line.

Tickets for Bathers and Curlers - Alistair F. Nisbet describes travel arrangements by the Scottish railways for sea bathers and followers of the 'roaring game'.