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BackTrack June 2016

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June 2016 Journal

BackTrack Cover May 2016Caledonian Mixture - colour spread by Roy Hobbs on former Caledonian Railway lines

Never a Dull Moment - A fireman's reminiscences of Reading WR shed as told by Richard Smith.

The Closure of the Somerset & Dorset Joint Line: Part Two - Edward Gibbins concludes his investigation of the economic realties behind BR's decision.

New Lines for the Southern - Jeremy Clarke looks at between-the-wars developments at Ramsgate, Allhallows, Wimbledon and Sutton.

Rope-worked Inclines - Peter Hay recalls some mid-twentieth century survivors.

Manx Sunshine - five colour pages of steam on the Isle of Man 1957-1970.

Rules, Helping Hands and Short Straws - Glen Kilday dips into some LNER railway staff instructions.

The Calvert Spur - An examination of this rail link and its impact on railway operations in Buckinghamshire by John Jarvis.

In their Liverpool home - four pages of archive photos of Liverpool's termini and routes out of the city.

Putting railways on the map - J. D. Bennett reviews some early railway atlases.

The Opening of Railway Halts 1930-35 - Jeffrey Wells notes developments in the railways' search for new travel options.

A Trip to Oxford - a 1935 excursion from Ripon to the Morris car factory in Oxford.