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BackTrack March 2010

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March 2010 Journal

Night and Day on the Western Region - colour spread by Keith Dungate from 1985BackTrack_Cover_March_2010.

Light Engine Movements - David Stewart-David considers a railway operating problem and how the railways tried to avoid it.

Glasgow Central - three colour shots by Adrian Willats at the city's main terminus in July 1984.

Railways and No.10: From Wellington to Asquith - A. J. Mullay reviews the relationship between 19th century prime ministers and the railways.

Stanier Pacific Trials - J. Crosse describes some loco testing on the LMS in the 1930s.

The Forth & Clyde Junction Railway: Part One - Robert D. Campbell sets out the history of a North British branch between Balloch and Stirling.

Midland Class 3 - a colour spread on the MR's long-lasting Class 3 0-6-0s.

'Granges' of the Western Lands - three-page colour spread of the GWR 'Grange' 4-6-0s.

Southern Eights - Arthur R. Nicholls looks at the eight-coupled goods tank locos which ran on the LSWR and SR.

LMS Eight-Coupled - Part Two: The Inheritance - Michael Rutherford continues his survey by looking at the locos the LMS took over from its constituents.

Lancashire Coalfield Industrials - colour photos at Walkden shed, Astley Green and Bickershaw Collieries.

Ocean Coasting by Great Western Railway - Alan Bennett considers GWR seaside promotional publicity.

Constable on the Track - David Paul Armstrong recalls his time on the beat at Newcastle with the British Transport Police.

Stopping at the Following Stations - a selection of station colour photos by John Spencer Gilks.

Charles Fay and James Newall Mechanical Railway Brakes - Tom Wray writes about early braking experiments on the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway.