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BackTrack June 2012

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June 2012 Journal

BackTrack Cover June 2012'Warship' Review - colour spread of photos by Trevor Owen of the Western Region diesel-hydraulics.
The Consequences of Brawling on the Railway - Alistair F. Nisbet looks at some cases of bad behaviour and the demon drink.
The Ingleton Line - The Alternative Settle to Carlisle Route? - Michael S. Elton unravels a web of railway intrigue and politics surrounding a secondary branch in the Pennines.
Metropolitan Electrics: Names and Nemesis - Michael J. Smith introduces the people behind the names.
Swindon's Acquaintance with Rotary Cam Valve Gears - Part One - L. A. Summers considers some aspects of Great Western locomotive practice.
'West Country' Travelling - four colour pages by Derek Penney of the SR Light Pacifics.
The Salisbury & Yeovil Railway - Jeremy Clarke traces the beginnings of the famous Southern route to the West.
Doing the Tyneside Sheds - David Idle's colour photos at Gateshead, Heaton and Tyne Dock.
Track Record: A Financial History of British Railways 1848-1954 - in Part One of this series John W. E. Helm looks at the liabilities inherited by the nationalised system.
LNER Sports Days - two publicity handbills from the David Beeken collection for greyhound racing and cricket events.
The George Bennie Airspeed Railway - Mike Zanker describes an imaginative transport alternative from the 1930s.
Premier Line Portraits - historic photos of London & North Western Railway locomotives from the Pendragon Collection.