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BackTrack June 2019

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June 2019 Journal

BackTrack Cover June 2019Mixed Freight - A selection of the steam-hauled goods traffic to be found on British Railways in the 1960s, photographed in colour by David Idle.

The Varied History of a small North Eastern Railway Engine Shed: Part One - Roger Griffiths and John Hooper describe the life and times of Northallerton depot.

Crane Laying of Prefabricated Track -in Part Three of his series Peter Tatlow looks at the mechanisation of relaying switches and crossings by crane.

Rail-Roving in Scotland - colour spread by George Watson.

The Glasgow Central Railway and its Rivals - a lesser-known suburban railway described by James Johnson.

Uninteresting Places - Glen Kilday takes a peep into 'The Illustrated Official Guide and Tourist's Hand book to the North Eastern Railway and its Branches'.

Fraudulent Promotion on the Mersey Railway - some dubious dealings investigated by John C. Hughes.

Pannier Tank at Talywain - three colour shots by Trevor Owen of a GWR 0-6-0PT bought by the National Coal Board.

'Warships' of the Western Line' - colour spread of 'Warship' diesel-hydraulics at work.

1955 - BR Steam's Last Great Year - A. J. Mullay explains why.

The Great Bear - archive photographs of the Great Western's only 4-6-2.

Railway Curiosities - a miscellany presented by Alistair F. Nisbet.

The Daisyfield Affair 1850 - Jeffrey Wells describes a territorial stand-off between the East Lancashire and Lancashire & Yorkshire companies.

Northern Viaducts in the News - achievements and setbacks in the 1840s revealed by Jeffrey Wells.

Snapshots of the East & West Yorkshire Union Railway - by Nick Deacon

As it was at Walsall - 1970s photographs by Steve Burdett.