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BackTrack May 2014

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May 2014 Journal

BackTrack Cover May 2014_2Parcels on the Move - colour spread by Michael Mensing of parcels trains of the 1980s/90s.

Rails in Nidderdale - David Joy tells the story of a Yorkshire dale with the most varied of railway enterprise.

A Green and Pleasant Land - Alan Bennett reviews the GWR's brochure work for its centenary in 1935.

Kinlochleven - R. A. S. Hennessey describes a pioneer hydro-electric line and its setting.

Away to Bradford City - three pages of colour by Gavin Morrison on the city's two stations and their approaches.

Improving Rail Services in 1925 - Jeffrey Wells looks at developments on the 'Big Four' companies that year.

East Coast Pacifics - three colour pages of Ken Wightman's photos showing a range of classes at work in the 1950s.

Before the Ultimatum: Railway Readiness in Britain in 1914 - A. J. Mullay explains how the railways had prepared for the outbreak of the Great War.

All 'Saints' - three pages of archive photos of this important GWR class.

Men at Work - Paul Aitken's colour photos of railway staff about their various duties.

Lead On: The Whys and Wherefores of Locomotive Valve Gears - Part One - some descriptions and explanations by Miles Macnair.

Scotter of the South Western - Part Two - Ron Strutt looks at how, amid a financial crisis, the LSWR made the proposal that it should be taken over by the GWR.

Two of a Kind - Paul Joyce describes a pair of classic London Transport termini, Cockfosters and Uxbridge.