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BackTrack March 2011

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March 2011  Journal

BackTrack Cover March 2011Exploring the Valleys - colour spread of steam on South Wales valley branches.

All Wired on the Western Front? - Part One - Greg Morse looks at early GWR electrification plans.

The former Great Western line from London to Birmingham - A.F. Nisbet looks back at a declining route in the 1980s and its revival in recent times.

The King's Lynn Docks and Railway Company - by Mike G. Fell

1948 - The Birth of British Railways - Part Three - John W.E. Helm concludes his summary of the first year of the nationalised railway system.

Carnforth Cameos - three colour shots by David Idle from 1965 at this north Lancashire junction.

North Easterly at York - three colour pages by Derek Penney of NER locos at York station and shed.

Iron Words - L.F.E. Coombs considers how some railway terms came into use and why some have disappeared.

Tonbridge to Hastings - A South Eastern route described by Jeremy Clarke.

Doing the Scottish Sheds - three colour pages of locomotives at a variety of steam sheds in Scotland.

An Introduction to Steam Locomotive Testing - Traditional Locomotive Testing Techniques - Part Three - Adrian Tester's last selection of examples using the Dynamometer Car.

In Search of Light - Part Two - Jeffrey Wells concludes his survey of the railways' development of station and carriage lighting.

Southern Railway Departmental Rolling Stock - three colour photos and details of ex-LSWR and LBSCR vehicles in service use.