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BackTrack May 2008

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May 2008 Journal

The Falmouth branch - Alan BackTrack_Cover_May_2008Bennett relates the history of the branch from Truro which was once the main terminus of the Cornwall Railway.

Britain's First Tramwayman - William Tollan introduces a tramway pioneer from America.

LMS Locomotives during World War II - by Niall Ferguson

Further along the Furness - three pages of colour on the Furness route north of Barrow.

GWR Goods Instruction Notices - J. Crosse presents a second selection of tales of everyday life in the 1920s.

Railway History and the Great Eastern Railway - Michael Brooks reviews the GER's controversial failure to take over the London, Tilbury & Southend Railway in 1911.

Mitre Bridge Junction - Allan Patterson recalls working at this West London Line box in 1985/6.

In the Land of the Mountain and the Flood - four pages of colour of steam on the West Highland line by Derek Penney.

The Midland and LMS Class 2 4-4-0s - three pages of colour photographs.

The Lartigue Monorail in Ireland - Michael Collins looks back at the Listowel & Ballybunion Railway.

Railway Curiosities: Escape - Colin Maggs describes some railway runaways.

Some Notes on the Monmouthshire Railway & Canal Company: Part One - by Michael Rutherford.

Brunel's Railway in West Wales - Philip Rees acknowledges Brunel's role in the development of the port of Neyland.

Stop! Proceed with Caution: Part One - Michael J. Smith describes a series of accidents on the London Underground.