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BackTrack March 2022

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March 2022 Journal

BackTrack Cover March 2022The J94 Class saddle tanks - colour spread on the wartime shunting engines purchased by the LNER.

Spying in Darlington - A. J. Mullay investigates competition between Britain's railways and canals in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Birmingham's Grand Central station - Nicholas Daunt offers some memories of the old Birmingham New Street between 1954 and 1962.

The 'Chinaman' and the British engineer who built it - L. A. Summers tells the story of Colonel Kenneth Cantlie and the British designing and building of the 4-8-4 locomotives supplied to the Chinese railways.

The inauguration of the Victory Arch at Waterloo Station - Jeffrey Wells marks the centenary of an auspicious occasion.

The Great Western Railway Ruabon–Barmouth Route: Part Two - the conclusion of the story of this cross-country line by Ian Travers.

Succeeding like Success - four colour pages of the LMS Class 5 4-6-0s by Simon Lathlane.

What about the Workers? - archive photographs of railway staff at work in a variety of jobs.

Recalled to Cumbria - three pages of Gavin Morrison's colour photographs on the Cockermouth, Keswick & Penrith and the Cumbrian Coast lines.

Bridlington Engine Shed - Roger Griffiths and John Hooper conclude their survey of Yorkshire Coastal Engine Sheds and their locomotives.

Private Stations and Waiting Rooms on the Highland Railway - Anne-Mary Paterson describes some privileged station accommodation.

A new Observation Train - Alistair F. Nisbet looks at the provision of observation cars in Britain.

Signal Boxes in the new Willesden Carriage Sheds - visited by Peter Butler.

Welshpool Once More - two colour photographs of the last days of the Welshpool & Llanfair Railway.