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BackTrack July 2019

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July 2019 Journal

BackTrack Cover July 2019The Quest for Economy and Efficiency: Geoffrey Skelsey offers some reflections on railway gauges.

Lost on the Narrow Gauge; archive photos of vanished narrow gauge lines around Britain.

The Weatherhill Incline and Winding Engine - Rob Langham describes the highest outpost on the North Eastern Railway.

Remembering Connectrail: Part Two - David J. Hayes concludes his analysis of this short-lived freight operation.

Cheshire Choice - a varied colour spread of steam photographs by David Rodgers.

Winchester Chesil - a station on the Didcot, Newbury & Southampton line described by James Johnson.

To the Yorkshire Coast - colour shots of steam at Scarborough, Whitby, Bridlington and Filey.

The Bluebell Line Closure - a controversial case examined by Edward Gibbons.

Laxfield: Accidental Railway Terminus - Bruce Laws describes the Mid-Suffolk line and the engines based there.

The Last Summer of Steam over Shap - Steve Leyland looks at the power-sharing of 'Britannia' and Class 5 locomotives on seasonal expresses in 1967.

The Kinmel Camp and Foryd Harbour Branch - Tony Robinson presents another history of one of the 'Forgotten branches of North East Wales'.