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BackTrack June 2023

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June 2023 Journal

BackTrack Cover June 2023More from the In-Betweeners - colour photographs by American photographer Emery J. Goulash of the changeover years in Britain in the 1960s.

Hereford Reflections - Michael H. C. Baker shares some memories of a favourite location.

Sunday Excursions - Alistair F. Nisbet looks back at the once extensive lengths railways went to provide days out to the seaside.

Keeping the Wagons Rolling - Colour spread from the Simon Lathlane Collection of freight trains in steam days.

The Higham Ferrers and Rushden branch - Peter Butler introduces a Midland Railway branch in Northamptonshire.

'Rocket' and its Kin: Part Two: 'Rocket's 'sisters' - Anthony Dawson concludes his examination of early Liverpool & Manchester Railway locomotives.

As in Victoria's golden days - three colour pages of steam at London's Victoria station.

Going green at Gargrave  - two examples of a BR 'green revival' photographed by Keith Dungate.

Chronicles of John Boyd's Siding - A. J. Mullay explains how a cross-border railway came to host a little engineering works with a big reputation.

The Demise of the Ballachulish branch - David Spaven reveals a little-known 1960s attempt to enhance the line's connectivity rather than closing it.

Steam and Diesel at the Ford Motor Company - industrial locomotives at the Dagenham site photographed by R. C. Riley.

Staying Single - archive photographs of single line working arrangements.

LNER Sentinel-Cammell Railcars West of the Pennines 1929-44 - Ian Travers looks at attempts at more economical local railway working in south Lancashire and north Cheshire.