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BackTrack July 2010

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July 2010 Journal

The 'Derby Lightweights' - colour spread by Michael Mensing on this long-serving design of diesel multiple unit.BackTrack Cover July 2010

Ever on a Sunday - David McConnell describes the rise and fall of the Ayr Corporation Tramway.

The Adams 'Flyers' - David Thrower presents an account of the later London & South Western Railway 4-4-0 classes.

Strangers on a Train - colour feature by David Idle showing locomotives away from their usual routes on 1960s special trains.

The Bankfoot Light Railway - Alistair F. Nisbet tells the story of a short-lived Perthshire branch line.

The Great Western Railway's Speed Record Attempt of 1933 - David Andrews reveals what the GWR hoped to achieve and how it failed.

The Afon Wen Branch - colour page on the Bangor-Caernarvon-Afon Wen line.

North British - four colour pages of NBR locos in the 1950s/60s.

Rocket Man - George Smith looks at the life of William Huskisson, killed at the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, and his involvement in early railways.

The Post Office Railway - colour shots by Paul Joyce on a little-known London underground railway.

Cubitt's Great National Undertaking - Part Two - Jeffrey Wells concludes his account of the building of the railway between Folkestone and Dover.

Landscapes and Identity: the Great Western Railway - Alan Bennett looks at some colourful GWR tourist promotions of the 1930s.

'Lanky' Influence at Goole - Mike G. Fell describes how the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway developed the thriving port of Goole.

Country Signal Boxes on the Salisbury to Southampton Line - colour spread showing Dean and Dunbridge boxes.

Catastrophe at Kiltimagh - W. V. Gorman looks back on a 1916 accident in East Mayo in the south of Ireland.

Signs of Privatisation - Neil Taylor's colour shots of post-privatisation railway signs already overtaken by ownership changes.