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BackTrack May 2017

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May 2017 Journal

BackTrack Cover May 2017Class 56s on the Coal - colour spread by Keith Dungate on the Class 56-hauled coal traffic in Yorkshire

Railway Post Offices - a survey by Alistair F. Nisbet of country stations which had a post office as part of their facilities.

The Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Railway - Glen Kilday recalls a youthful visit to this Co.Durham colliery system and looks at industrial railway development in the area.

Back to the Settle-Carlisle line - archive photos to mark the reopening of this famous route after flood damage.

Dublin Amiens Street - in the Rare Ould Times - colour spread of steam power and diesel railcars in the 1950s/60s.

South of the Solway - David Joy describes the incursion of Scottish railway companies into NW England around Carlisle and Cumberland.

Carnforth and Cumbria - five pages of colour by David Rodgers of steam in its closing weeks in 1968.

District Railway Electrics - Michael J. Smith tell the story of the Metropolitan District's sub-surface stock.

The Great Western in Wirral: Part One - Tony Robinson investigates how the GWR gained its northernmost outpost on the Mersey in Birkenhead.

Signalling Spotlight: Scottish Signal Variety - pre-grouping survivors photographed in colour and described by Richard D. Foster.

Railway Excursion Traffic 1830-1899 - Jeffrey Wells looks at how 'leisure' travel grew during the Victorian era.

Go West - three colour shots of steam in Somerset, Dorset and Devon.