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BackTrack March 2007

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March 2007 Journal

The East Coast Route to Aberdeen - colour photographs by Michael Mensing on the northern end of the East Coast main line and at AberdeenBack Track Cover March 2007.

The Times they are a' changin - Jeffrey Grayer reviews the changing style of the BR Western Region timetable, as the issue of the National Rail Timetable comes to an end.

Station Pilots - David Stewart-David writes about the work of these once-busy locomotives.

Underground Link - the story of the Whitechapel & Bow Railway told by Michael J. Smith.

Taking the 'Thames-Clyde' - colour feature on the St. Pancras - Glasgow 'Thames - Clyde Express' in steam days.

Drummond's Dinosaurs - Arthur R. Nicholls reviews the careers of the ill-starred London & South Western Railway 4-6-0s.

On Shed at Old Oak - GWR locos in colour at the main London depot at Old Oak Common.

South by South West - four-page colour feature on LSWR locomotives, including some in pre-war Southern Railway livery.

Railways for Posterity - Part 1 - A. J. Mullay discusses how the early years of transport preservation triggered a national heritage movement.

The Tragedy at Partick - Charles M. Methven writes about a North British Railway accident in Glasgow in 1891.

Preston Park Station - Peter Hay gives a brief history of this Brighton station.

Somerset Sightings - a colour feature by Steve Burdett of diesel traction in the county in the 1970s/80s.

Chester to Whitchurch - Tony Robinson describes a forgotten London & North Western Railway byway.

Perthshire 'Des Res' - Philip Atkins shows how several Perthshire estates inspired locomotive names.

Level Crossings - colour photos by John Spencer Gilks.

Absentee from the Air Show - Alistair Nisbet recalls at day at the lineside at Farnborough in 1964.