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BackTrack March 2021

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March 2021 Journal

BackTrack Cover March 2021Postal Special - three pages of Gavin Morrison's colour photographs of Royal Mail trains between 1997 and 2008.

'This omission is to be at once rectified' - Alistair F. Nisbet tracks the opening, extending and closing of the Abingdon branch.

Northamptonshire's Railways - Stephen Roberts surveys the county's main lines, branches and stations.

Yorkshire Coastal Engine Sheds and their locomotives: Part One - Saltburn - by Roger Griffiths and John Hooper

'Highnesses' of the LMS - three colour pages featuring the 'Princess Royal' Pacifics.

Via Harrogate - colour photos of main line steam-hauled expresses through the Yorkshire town.

'I name this locomotive'… archive photos of locomotive naming ceremonies.

In the wake of Madge Bessemer: A review of illegal rail closures - Part Two - Stephen G. Abbott concludes his look at cases where correct procedures were not followed in the closing of lines and stations.

An Inspector calls - Jeffrey Wells highlights some of the investigations of the Board of Trade Railway Inspectorate.

Backwaters of the London Midland: A study in performance - Andrew James describes some locomotive timings on lesser-known routes in the Midlands and Cumbria.

Furness Railway Lake Steamers - Rob Langham introduces the railway-owned pleasure craft on Lakes Windermere and Coniston.