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BackTrack July 2017

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BRITAIN'S LEADING HISTORICAL RAILWAY JOURNAL

July 2017 Journal

BackTrack Cover July 2017The 'Night Ferry' - two articles by Arnold Tortorella on how its introduction was reported in 'The Times' and Allan Trotter on the final years of the service.

The Men from the Ministry - George Smith presents an account of a visit in 1826 by two Prussian engineers to learn about Britain's developing railways.

The Southern Gone West: Plymouth and its Branches - Part One - David Thrower describes how the GWR and LSWR came to Plymouth.

'Knights of the Southern Lands - five pages of colour of the famous SR 'King Arthur' 4-6-0s.

Down in the Lime Street Cuttings - John C. Hughes presents an illustrated view of the cuttings and tunnels taking the railway out of Liverpool's famous station.

The Marshall Meadows Tunnel Railway near Berwick-upon-Tweed - Roger Jermy uncovers a little-known industrial line on the Northumberland coast.

Atlantic Journeys - archive photos of 4-4-2 locomotives from six different companies.

On the London & Birmingham Line - four colour pages of latter-day steam on Britain's first trunk main line.

The Formative Years of the London & Birmingham Railway 1832-8: Part One - described by Jeffrey Wells.

The Great Western in Wirral: Part Two - Tony Robinson concludes his account of the GWR's route to the Mersey, ending with the demise of the Paddingtonâ€"Birkenhead service in 1967.

Colonel Howard G. Hill and his two locomotives - David Harris introduces the man behind the American wartime 2-8-2 and 0-6-0T locomotives.

Some thoughts on Passenger Accommodation - a review of 'passenger experience' by Alistair F. Nisbet.

A Suffolk Tragedy - John D. Mann recalls a 1936 visit to the closed Southwold Railway.