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BackTrack June 2013

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June 2013  Journal

BackTrack Cover June 2013Ipswich Class 86s - three colour pages by John D. Mann of electric traction in various liveries on the East Anglian main line.
Ten-Coupled over the Mendips - Jeffrey Grayer recalls the use of BR 9F 2-10-0s on the Somerset & Dorset line between 1960 and 1963.
Anglo-Scottish East Coast Express Freights - by Alan Taylor
Crossing the Nidd at Knaresborough - Jeffrey Wells describes the building of two viaducts on the link between York and Harrogate.
Fireless at the Paper Mill - colour portraits of the industrial locos at the Empire mills at Greenhithe.
Fifty Years On - A Reflection on the 'Beeching Report' - Maurice Hopper offers a perspective from within the railway industry of the day.
Blunders at the Buffers - Michael J. Smith describes two collisions at terminal stations in the early years of the District Railway's electrification.
The LMS Class 4 2-6-4 Tanks - four pages of colour of three versions of these powerful engines.
The Railway in Court: Tickets, Please - Bill Taylor reviews some interesting legal cases involving ticket usage.
The Last of the Hastings Units - Keith Dungate's colour shots during the final weeks in 1986.
Take the 'Port Road' - four colour pages of steam on the Dumfries Stranraer route closed in 1965.
The Changing Craft of the Permanent Way Man - Part One - Michael B. Binks reviews early developments in practices and procedures.
The Southport Extension of the Cheshire Lines Committee 1884-1952 - Ian Travers describes a late and ultimately unsuccessful attempt to tap into traffic to the Lancashire resort.
Wider Still and Wider - three pages of archive photos of the Great Western broad gauge.