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BackTrack July 2015

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July 2015 Journal

BackTrack Cover July 2015_2Cannon Street: The 'City Terminus' - four colour pages of Dick Riley's colour photos from the 1950s of one of London's lesser known termini.

Memories of a Nine Elms Fireman - Part One: Grime, Danger and Unsociable Hours - Life at London's main shed for the South Western main line in the 1950s.

'Deltic' Dawn and A4 Sunset - Alan Tyson looks at the arrival of the 'Deltic' diesels on the East Coast Main Line and the departure of the A4s to the Aberdeen route.

Britain's Railways and the Great War Food Crisis - Part One: A Hard Row to Hoe - Malcolm Timperley describes how the railway companies put railway land to productive use for the war effort.

Working Aberdeen's Harbour Railway - by Alistair F. Nisbet.

The Phantom Crampton - Miles Macnair unearths a 'freak' locomotive design from 1886.

Long live the 'Lanky' - four colour pages of LYR locomotives at work.

The 'North Atlantic' Coaches of the LMS Northern Counties Committee - Colm Flanagan describes some notables railways carriages from Northern Ireland.

Western Railtouring - 3 colour shots by David Idle of 1960s steam specials.

In and out of Waverley - Tom Heavyside's colour photos of Edinburgh's station and the Princes Street Gardens.

Inherit the Peace: Part Two: Transport Under Law 1919-23 - A. J. Mullay concludes his post-war survey of the 1918 Armistice and its effect on Britain's railways.

The Blackburn Railway 1845-58 - Part Two of Jeffrey Wells's early history of the Boltonâ€"Blackburn line.

From the Pendragon Archive: In Great Eastern Territory - four pages of archive photos of GER locomotives.

Signalling Spotlight: Taff Vale Railway Signal Boxes - four colour photos, with detailed descriptions, by Paul Joyce.

Railway Passengers assurance Company - Mairead Mahon shows how passengers were urged to protect their interests.