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BackTrack July 2016

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July 2016 Journal

BackTrack Cover July  2016East Lancashire Lines - David Rodgers' colour photos of steam in East Lancashire during the last months of steam.

Murphy's Law: Class 84 - R.A.S. Hennessey considers the failure and fall of an electric locomotive enigma.

By Road and Rail across the Forth - A. F. Nisbet looks at a plan to create a road crossing as part of the famous Forth Bridge.

The Severn Tunnel: Nineteenth Century aspects: Part One - Jeffrey Wells describes the start of work to create Britain's longest railway tunnel.

Eric Lomax: the Railwayman of War and Peace - Michael R. Bailey pays tribute to a railway photographer whose remarkable life was recorded in an autobiography and an acclaimed feature film.

Trevor Owen's World of Steam - five pages of colour celebrating the work and new book of a great railway photographer.

Focus on Newcastle - archive photos of the city's famous station, bridges and depots.

A Bolton Exodus - the annual holiday fortnight excursion traffic in 1962 described by Steve Leyland.

'75000s' on the Southern Region - A Case Study by Andrew James.

In the Water - a colour spread featuring railway-owned ships and steamers from the Dick Riley collection.

The 'Didcot Fly' - Brian Ringer rides the Wallingford branch goods in 1970.

Emile Bachelet and the dawn of 'Maglev': Part One - Miles Macnair introduces an inventor and modern traction pioneer.