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BackTrack June 2011

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June 2011 Journal

BackTrack Cover June 2011Through Andover - three pages of colour by Paul Strong of Class 47 diesels on the South Western main line.

End of Line - Part One - Robert Emblin describes the construction of the Great Central main line into London.

The Midland Railway from 1900 into amalgamation in 1923 and beyond - John F. Flann records the growing influence of the Midland company in the 20th C.

Junior Porter at Arundel - Ted Cook's recollections of working on the Mid-Sussex line in the mid-1960s.

Western Austerity - three colour shots of WD 2-8-0s on the Western Region.

Queen Victoria in the North East of England - Jeffrey Wells writes of royal visits to open the High Level and Royal Border Bridges.

The Oldest Railway Arch in the World - Frank Peirson describes the Causey Arch in Co.Durham.

The Days we went to Blackpool - three colour pages by Peter Fitton of 1960s steam on the three routes to the Lancashire coast.

A Day at the Fair - two colour shots of a 1956 excursion to the British Industries Fair at Castle Bromwich.

A Train for Photographers - Alistair F. Nisbet recalls an imaginative Scottish Region venture in the late 1950s.

Waterloo and Nine Elms - four pages of colour at station and shed by Geoff Rixon and David Idle.

Triangulation Point - Part One - Michael J. Smith presents a historical description of five three-sided junctions in the West London suburbs.

The Wisdom of Solomon - George Smith picks through the 1850s guide books compiled by an eccentric Victorian writer, Samuel Solomon Sidney.

North Eastern Railway signal boxes between Selby and Hull - Crabley Creek and Brough East in colour.

The first 'Jacobite' train - Peter Tatlow recounts the sad story of a 1963 railtour.

Irish Archive - three pages of historic Irish b/w by D. Forsyth with detailed captions by Michael Collins.