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BackTrack March 2016

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March 2016 Journal

BackTrack Cover Mar 2016Birkenhead Joint - colour spread on the lines between Warrington, Chester and Birkenhead.

Wagonways and the Law - some early legal cases described by Michael Waterfield.

Past and Present Track Formation: Part One - Michael B. Binks looks at the basic principles involved in creating a railway track bed.

'The Nearest Run Thing' - Marylebone Station and its Suburban Services: Part One - Geoffrey Skelsey considers the chequered history of London's last main line terminus.

Freight Trains in the 1920s - George May offers some insights and reflections on their operation.

Trevor Owen on the West Coast Main Line - a colour spread in tribute to a great photographer who died in late 2015.

The S15 Class on the Southern - four colour pages on these useful 4-6-0 goods engines.

The 'Royal Scots' as they used to be - archive photos of a great LMS express class before their rebuilding.

Oswestry - Railway Town of the Welsh Borders: Part Two - Jeffrey Wells concludes his historical review of its development.

Southern Airways: Part Two - War and Peace - the conclusion of R.A.S. Hennessey's survey of the SR's association with the new age of air travel.

The Demise of Sir Francis Goldsmid... and others - Alistair F. Nisbet considers some unfortunate endings.

Kirton Lime Sidings Signal Box - an illustrated description of this surviving Great Central box in Lincolnshire by Richard Foster.