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BackTrack May 2018

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May 2018 Journal

BackTrack Cover May 2018On and Off the East Coast Main Line - colour spread from the 1950s by Robert Sandusky.

Round the Bend - The history of the Metropolitan's Watford North Curve by Michael J. Smith.

Improvement Schemes of Selected Provincial Stations 1925-35 - Jeffrey Wells describes work at Dover Priory, Clacton, Newport, Hastings, Exeter Central and Leigh-on-Sea.

South Pacific - four pages of colour featuring the Southern Railway 'West Country/Battle of Britain' Pacifics by Derek Penney.

Pilots, Parcels and Empty Stock - Glen Kilday looks into everyday locomotive comings and goings around Newcastle in 1960.

Tackling the Gradient: Part Three - Into the Twentieth Century - innovations from 1900 onwards conclude Miles Macnair's series.

No.10000 - archive photos of the LNER's unique 4-6-4 as a water-tube boiler experiment and as a conventional locomotive.

To Hemyock with time to linger - four colour pages of this delightful Devon branch line.

Two Dukes and a Lord: The Nobility and the Railways of Barrow - by David Joy.

Taunton before the signals changed - the last years of semaphores and signal boxes photographed by Dr. M. H. Yardley.

Down in the Vale: Part One - life at Wantage Road station described by Paul Joyce.

Jumping and Falling from Trains - an assortment of intentional and accidental incidents described by Alistair F. Nisbet.

Coal at Tyne Yard - photographed by Trevor Owen in 1978.

Brewood's Lost Chances - Bob Yate relates how a Staffordshire village didn't get a railway.

The Durham Bankers - by David Milburn.