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BackTrack March 2008

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March 2008 Journal

At Canton Shed BackTrack Cover March 2008- colour feature of steam at Cardiff's main loco depot.

The Railway to Clitheroe - Jeffrey Wells describes the building of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway line from Blackburn.

The Birth of Sonning Cutting - Paul Joyce looks at a major engineering work in the construction of the Great Western Railway main line.

The North Cornwall Line - Part Two of David Thrower's history of the Padstow branch.

Labour Stronghold in the North East - four pages of colour of the North Eastern Railway J27 and Q6/7 Classes.

On the North Wales Coast - four-page colour spread of steam on the Chester­Holyhead route.

Dudley Docker: Wheels and Deals - R. A. S. Hennessey traces the shadowy career of a railway industrialist and financier.

Radcliffe's Stations and Structures - Picture feature by Jeffrey Wells on the railways of the Lancashire town.

Export or Die! British Diesel-Electric Manufacturers and Manufacturers - Part Three of Michael Rutherford's survey deals with 'Austerity and After' in the post-war years.

Churchill's British Railways - A. J. Mullay explains how a 1953 House of Commons debate revealed a curious definition of the Regional status of British Railways, as supported by Winston Churchill.

Tattoo Artistry in York - colour of an LNER publicity leaflet from 1932 advertising a military tattoo in York.