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BackTrack July 2012

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July 2012 Journal

BackTrack Cover July 2012Publicising the 'ACE' - Jeffrey Grayer reviews some Southern Railway publications promoting the 'Atlantic Coast Express'.
What's in a Timetable? - Alistair F. Nisbet investigates the details found within the North British Railway timetable for July 1900.
It began with 'Turbomotive' - David Cullen looks at the LMSR turbine locomotive No.6202 and its successors.
Discourse on Multiple Units - John Macnab describes the diesel trains built at Swindon for the Glasgowâ€"Edinburgh and Ayrshire routes.
Taking the West Highland Line - four colour pages of steam on the Fort William and Mallaig line.
If only they knew ... - Brian Topping recalls steam raising at Bury locomotive depot.
50 Years of the Class 73 Electro-Diesels - four pages of Keith Dungate's colour shots of these Southern Region locomotives.
Eric Bruton on the Great Northern - archive b/w photos on the East Coast Main Line in the 1950s.
Wylam Billy: William Hedley and the Wylam Waggonway - George Smith considers the work of a pioneer of the early steam railways of the North East.
Leeds City Varieties - three colour pages by Gavin Morrison of steam in the 1950s/60s.
Manchester to Bury in 1846 and 1879 - Part One - Jeffrey Wells describes the building and opening of the East Lancashire Railway route.
Swindon's Acquaintance with Rotary Cam Valve Gears - Part Two of L. A. Summer's survey.
The Mold Riot of 1869 - Adrian Gray explains how the railways of North Wales were involved in a unique series of violent disturbances.