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BackTrack July 2021

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July 2021 Journal

BackTrack Cover July 2021Dark Times at Lime Street - night-time colour shots in Liverpool by Stewart Jolly.

Summer Saturdays to the Coast: Part One - Philip Benham sets the scene for the holiday exodus to the West of England in the 1950s and 60s,

Derailment without apparent cause - The Buddon accident in 1924 described by Alistair F. Nisbet.

Making Tracks - Iain Kitt reviews British Transport Films and their recording of British Railways between 1950 and 1983.

Tragedy, Trespass and Trivia on the Tanfield Branch, North Eastern Railway - happenings on a Co. Durham industrial line highlighted by RPB Langham

Going round the 'Halls' - three pages of Derek Penney's colour photos of the classic GWR mixed traffic 4-6-0s.

Hellifield: Rural backwater to major railway junction - Jeffrey Wells looks at a Yorkshire station which once was of considerable importance.

'Go West' Life is peaceful there - colour photos of the Southern's E1/R 0-6-2 tanks.

Strabane: A lost railway centre - Part Two of Jim McBride's history.

Postcards from 'T'owd Ratty' - historic postcards of the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway in 3ft gauge days.

The Mail - Second Delivery: another set of Gavin Morrison's colour shots of postal trains.

Gone to Gloucester - archive photos of the Midland and Great Western presence in the city.

Frustrations of Fuel Efficiency: Part One - Prelude and Feed Water Heaters - technical evolution in the steam era discussed by Miles Macnair.

The LNER Phoenix: No.2000 - David P. Williams introduces an LNER wartime oddity.