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BackTrack January 2023

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January 2023 Journal

BT_Jan_23.jpeg325pxThames Crossing - colour spread of railway bridges over the River Thames.

Devon's Railways - Stephen Roberts surveys the once extensive main and branch line network of the county.

Over the Sea to Skye: via the Highland Railway - John Roake looks into the links between the railway and the island ferries,

More Frustrations of Fuel Efficiency: Part Three - The Last-Chance Saloon - Miles Macnair considers some of the late developments in the cause of improving the prospects for steam traction.

Soujourns on the Southern: Coach Camping on the Southern Railway 1935-40 - In the first of two parts Mike Fenton explores the SR's holiday provision from East Kent to North Cornwall.

A Timely Visit to Mortimer Street signal box - made by Peter Butler.

Winners all the way - four pages of colour featuring the LNER's outstanding Class V2 'general utility' locomotives.

Croes Newydd and Brymbo - colour photographs by Keith Gays at this Wrexham depot in its last year.

On the Central Wales Line - archive photographs from the John Spencer Gilks Collection.

Horwich Works in the News 1884-1904 - Jeffrey Wells describes the building, opening and early years of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway's famous workshops near Bolton.

The LNER Heavy Shunting Engines - The S1 and T1 Classes portrayed by David P. Williams.

Return to Cumbria - three more colour pages of Gavin Morrison's visits to the scenic Cumbrian Coast route.

The Waveney Valley Railway - the story of an East Anglian byway by Bruce Laws.