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BackTrack May 2013

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May 2013  Journal

BackTrack Cover May 2013On the Birkenhead Joint Line - colour by Dr. M. H. Yardley of a seldom photographed route.
The Brechin and Edzell District Railway - a Caledonian branch history by Alistair F. Nisbet.
Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway workings in North Lincolnshire - A. J. Ludlam describes some local shed duties.
The Great Western Railway 'Krugers' - Part One - Ivor Lewis reviews the background to their design.
Closing the Palace Gates - David Idle's photos of the last train on the branch from Seven Sisters in 1963.
The Midland Single-Wheelers - three pages of archive photos of the famous MR 4-2-2s.
Focus on Wellingborough - three pages of colour by Ken Fairey.
Hunting the 'Shires' - three colour pages of the LNER D49 4-4-0s.
When Push came to Shove - Robert Emblin and Bryan Longbone consider some effects of the Great War on the railways of Britain.
Acton - Twilight of a Marshalling Yard - Part Two - Brian Ringer concludes his account of working there in the 1970s.
'I remember Adlestrop' - Ernest Marples and the eclipse of Britain's rural railways - Geoffrey Skelsey investigates the background to the Beeching Report and what followed.
Trains and Formations of the LNER Streamliners - by Steve Banks.
A Right Royal Ending - A. J. Ludlam notes the auspicious end of the Spilsby branch in Lincolnshire.