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BackTrack June 2014

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June 2014 Journal

BackTrack Cover June 2014Stone traffic via Westbury - three colour photos by Tom Heavyside of Class 59 haulage in 1987.

The Demise of the Western in the West Midlands - Chris Fox shows how boundary changes brought about the decline of Western Region influence on the old GWR route through Birmingham.

Anyone for Eastcheap? - Michael J. Smith looks at the many stations on London's Metropolitan District Railway which have undergone name changes.

Dublin to Belfast - journeys between the Irish capitals recalled by Michael H. C. Baker.

Waterloo - archive photos of the busy London terminus.

"There was a 'Sojer'..." - three colour shots of GNSR No.49 'Gordon Highlander' on it inaugural preservation run in 1959.

A Doctor's tribute to brave railwayman - Paul Joyce describes a tragic accident at Reading shed in 1952.

From Letterkenny to the Wild West Clare - Irish narrow gauge photos by Roy Cole

A Panoply of Pannier Tanks - four colour pages of the GWR's unmistakeable pannier tanks.

London and Nearly Everywhere - Robert Emblin presents some colourful LNER posters from the 1930s.

Engineers doodled on their Drawing Boards - some locomotive design speculation by L. A. Summers.

Look North West - four colour pages of steam, diesel and electric traction at locations in north west England.

Embezzlement by Railwaymen - Part One - Alistair F. Nisbet surveys some fraudulent practices in stations and offices.

D49/3 No.329 'Inverness-shire' - David P. Williams presents a portrait of the LNER 'Shire' 4-4-0.

Two Singular Engines of the Great Northern Railway - described by A. J. Ludlam.