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BackTrack July 2009

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July 2009 Journal

Around Portsmouth - colour spread of diesel and electric trains around Portsmouth in the 1970s/80s.BackTrack Cover July 2009

The Helston Branch - Alan Bennett looks at the Cornwall branch which terminated at Britain's southernmost station.

At Leeds Holbeck shed - Gavin Morrison's colour photographs at this important Leeds motive power depot.

Sidings and Saddle Tanks on the Metropolitan - Michael J. Smith describes some independent and industrial branches which joined the 'Met'.

The Southern Region Towing Units - by Simon Jeffs.

Scotland's 'Number One' Tour: The Trossachs - Part One - Robert D. Campbell describes the origins of a popular tourist excursion around Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine.

Away again to Derby County - four pages of colour on Derbyshire's railways.

The Developing Railway Passenger Traffic 1825-1904- by John L. Flann.

From across the Irish Sea - three colour photos of Irish locos by David Idle.

The Furness Railway 4-4-0s of 1890 - Michael Peascod describes a small class of four engines which had their origin on the Cambrian Railways.

Electrics at Manchester Piccadilly - a variety of electric types photographed in colour by Adrian Willats.

When you could see 'Deltics' at York - a b/w photo feature from the early 1960s by Ray Farrell.

The Logistics of Railway Construction: Part Two - Gordon Biddle concludes his survey of practical railway-building problems and their solutions.

Here comes British Railways - J. Crosse looks at the first year of the nationalised railway through internal railway notices.

Vintage South Eastern & Chatham Railway coaches - three historic vehicles photographed in colour by Roy Hobbs and described by Mike King.