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BackTrack July 2018

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July 2018 Journal

BackTrack Cover July 2018Visiting Eastleigh Works - colour photos of locos under overhaul in the 1960s.

"An unlucky place to cross the Hills" - Jeffrey Wells describes the development of Penistone as an important Pennine junction.

Around Barmouth - Glen Kilday looks back at times of change on the Cambrian in 1964.

The Railway in Court: Surprisingly Dangerous Goods - Bill Taylor describes some legal cases based on corrosive and flammable materials carried by train.

Collecting and Guarding the Mail on the Railway - Alistair F. Nisbet surveys dealings between the General Post Office and railway stations.

Take a little water with it - archive photographs of locomotive watering arrangements.

For Heavy Haulage on the North Western - four colour pages of LNWR 0-8-0s at work.

Southern Gone West: Plymouth and its branches - Part Five concludes David Thrower's series with a look at later British Railways days.

The Talyllyn Railway: as it once was - two vintage early 1900s photos by Tice F. Budden.

At Ipswich and Norwich - three colour pages of steam locomotives at these two centres on the Great Eastern main line.

What's in a Number? - the contrasting fates of LNER A4 Pacifics Nos.4468 and 4469 by David P. Williams.

How to Build Diesels: Ask the Yanks - Stephen G. Abbott describes a exploratory visit to America by diesel locomotive manufacturers in 1950.

The Navy Lark - colour feature by Pat Avery focussing on the Western Region 'Warship' diesel-hydraulics.

"And were you always satisfied with the work of your Compounds, Mr. Webb?": Part Two - L. A. Summers concludes his consideration of sometimes controversial LNWR motive power.

The Leadhills & Wanlockhead Light Railway - David Anderson introduces a long-closed branch in the Scottish Lowlands.