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BackTrack July 2022

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July 2022 Journal

BackTrack Cover July 2022During the In Between Years - three colour pages by Emery J. Gulash depicting diesel traction on BR during the transitional years between steam and diesel.

Steam-era Duties on the Southern - Alistair F. Nisbet delves into original documents to detail the allocation of steam motive power to train services on the SR during the 1960s.

Railway accidents on the Cornwall line 1859-1900 - Jeffrey Wells describes some mishaps during the last half of the 19th century.

From Rugby to Peterborough: Part Two - Stephen G. Abbott concludes his account of the decline and closure of this cross-country route.

Three Liverpool & Manchester Railway curiosities - Anthony Dawson describes some early locomotive types employed on this pioneering line.

'Lion' on the loose - colour photos of the Birmingham RC&W Co. prototype 'Lion' locomotive at work in 1962.

Dales Rails - colour photos of steam and diesel in the Yorkshire Dales by Gavin Morrison.

George Hudson: Railway Villain or Railway Visionary? - Matthew Wells argues that the 'Railway King's' reputation should be reconsidered.

'RCR" on the Eastern - three colour pages of Dick Riley's colour photography on the Eastern Region.

Teddy Ashton takes the train - some recollections of 'Lancashire Life' around the turn of the previous century introduced by Paul Salveson.

A South Eastern Journey from 60 years ago - recalled by John Langford.

Common User arrangements for wagons - railway company attempts to achieve better wagon utilisation described by Peter Tatlow.

A Single from Doncaster - archive photographs of the famous Great Northern Railway single-wheelers.

Signalling Spotlight - some Glasgow & South Western signal boxes described by Richard Foster.

The GWR Streamlining Experience - David P. Williams depicts that company's experiment in the 1930s.