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BackTrack January 2021

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January 2021 Journal

BackTrack Cover January 2021On shed elsewhere in Carlisle - Colour photos by Gavin Morrison at Carlisle's Upperby and Canal sheds.

Working at Christmas - Bruce Laws looks at the diary of a driver at Cowlick shed, Nottingham

Paddle Steamers in the Firth - archive photos of the railway-owned vessels working on the River Clyde.

The End of Company Service - Jim McBride looks back at the final main line steam workings in Northern Ireland.

Memories of a Midland Main Line outing - Peter Butler recalls an exploratory journey from Kettering to Matlock.

In the wake of Madge Bessemer: A Review of Illegal Rail Closures: Part One - Stephen G. Abbott investigates some cases where service withdrawals did not follow correct procedures.

An Assortment of LNER A2 Pacifics - three pages of Derek Penney's colour photographs.

Topsy-Turvy at Turvey - two colour photos of a spectacular derailment in Bedfordshire in 1960.

The Calne Branch: Part One - Mike Fenton recalls the life and times of a Wiltshire GWR byway.

A Flash of Southern Electric - colour spread of John Hayward's photographs on the third rail.

Coals from Newcastle: Part Two - Rob Langham concludes his look at the coal traffic of the North Eastern Railway.

Railway Observations from a Selside Winter: Part One 1958/9 - Steve Leyland describes the activity at a remote location on the Settle-Carlisle line.

Stoke Station and its Station Masters: Part Two - Mike G. Fell takes the story through to the present day.

Between Swansea Victoria and Pontardulais - b/w photos of steam on a route which closed in 1964.