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BackTrack May 2011

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May 2011 Journal

BackTrack Cover May 2011Early rides on the Western Region diesels - a colour spread of Trevor Owen's colour photographs of diesel units in South Wales and the Thames Valley.

The Leslie Railway - the history of a Fifeshire branch line by Alistair Nisbet.

The Green Isle - Alan Bennett looks at the GWR's presentation of Southern Ireland.

Leaving Newcastle - colour shots of steam and diesel at Central station and on the King Edward Bridge.

Harold Froggatt: The 'Little Hercules' - the story of a Crewe fireman told by Edward Talbot and Michael Bentley

The Timetable on the East Coast Main Line 1923-1939 - George May presents some personal views on aspects of LNER operating policy.

Birmingham Suburban - three pages of colour by Michael Mensing of steam-hauled locals on the GWR main line.

Rails to Grassington - David Joy tells the story of a once hopeful branch in the Yorkshire Dales.

Manx Holidays - historic b/w and colour photos of the Isle of Man Railway.

Norman Clark - Porter Signalman - A. J. Ludlam describes the work of a Lincolnshire railwayman.

James Staats Forbes and the London, Chatham & Dover Railway - Jeremy Clarke looks at the career of a formidable Victorian railway 'baron'.

A Last Look at the Oldham Loop - Jeffrey Wells a Lancashire route soon to become part of the Manchester Metro system.