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BackTrack March 2012

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March 2012 Journal

AberdeenBackTrack Cover March 2012 - colour spread of LNER locos at the Granite City.

The 12.17 to Manchester Victoria - Alan Taylor recalls a journey during the final months of British Railways steam working.

Aspects of Junction Development - Part One - Jeffrey Wells traces the early growth of the railway towns of Derby and Swindon.

Minehead Memories - a picture spread of the West Somerset line by Hugh Ballantyne during its later BR days.

Whitbread's Trophy - George Smith considers the lot of the railway policeman down the years.

Great Western Railway Eight-Coupled Locomotives - David Cullen describes the company's powerful 2-8-0s and 2-8-0/2-8-2 tanks.

Steam in the Peak District - archive photos on the Midland main line through Chinley and Millers Dale

An Everyday Story of Shunting Tanks - three colour pages featuring the MR/LMSR 0-6-0Ts.

The Redevelopment of Liverpool Street 1974-199 - Part Two - Geoffrey Skelsey concludes his account of what was described as 'The shining example of public-private partnership'.

Relics of the Storeton Tramway - Rowan Patel describes some industrial archaeology on the Wirral.

This is the Age...of the Train! - Jeffery Grayer recalls the successful BR advertising campaign fronted by the late Sir Jimmy Savile.

The Opening and Closing of the Spilsby Railway - some Lincolnshire branch line jottings by A. J. Ludlam.

A Rare Species - The British and Irish Rod-Drive Electrics - R. A. S. Hennessey surveys some electric traction history.

Blue is not a good colour for locomotives - Miles Macnair offers some colourful views on engine liveries.

Some Thoughts on GT3 - Edward Talbot remembers an interesting gas turbine motive power experiment.

Looks aren't everything - two colour photos by David Idle of the Southern's Railway's austerity Q1 0-6-0 goods engines.