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BackTrack May 2019

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May 2019 Journal

BackTrack Cover May 2019Great Northern (Ireland) Railway 4-4-0s - colour spread of some Irish classics.

Cafeteria Cars - Clive Carter considers an innovative BR catering venture from the 1950s.

Remembering Connectrail: Part One - David J. Hayes looks back at this short-lived operation which provided for European wagonload traffic using the Channel Tunnel.

Four Yorkshire Stations - Jeffrey Wells uncovers some nineteenth century perspectives on Sheffield, Middlesbrough, Skipton and Boroughbridge.

Strikes, Theft and Fraud at Liverpool Road - Anthony Dawson looks at the early years of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway.

'Dashing away with the Smoothing Iron' - archive photos of the Midland Railway 0-6-4T 'Flatirons'.

Less is More - The LMS Class 2 2-6-0s - four colour pages of these exceptional modern branch line locomotives.

'Place on Rail' - Brian Parsons tells of the transport of the dead by train in the UK.

Trans-Pennine - colour photos by David Rodgers of steam on the Pennine routes in steam's last years.

Into Ashford by the Back Door - Jeremy Clarke describes how the London, Chatham & Dover Railway reached its rival's Kent operational centre.

Failures - L.F.E. Coombs identifies some early safety issues.

A Revisionist View of Edward Thompson: Part Three - L.A. Summers concludes his consideration of the controversial LNER locomotive engineer.