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BackTrack May 2020

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May 2020 Journal

BackTrack Cover May 2020Freight at Brocklesby in 1963/4 - colour spread from the Rail Online Collection at this Lincolnshire junction.

The Opening of the new Marshalling Yard at Tinsley (Sheffield) in 1965 - described by Edward Gibbons.

LMS Carriage Working in Summer 1939 - M. G. Sadler reviews the complicated rostering and through carriage arrangements.

Going, Going… Towards the end of the 'Pacers' - colour spread of the controversial four-wheelers in a range liveries by Keith Dungaree.

And then there was one: A look at the rise and fall of two of Liverpool's Termini - Dr. M. H. Yardley looks at Liverpool Exchange and Central stations.

The Great Western Railway's '61XX' Tanks - four colour pages of these 2-6-2Ts designed for London suburban services.

William Stroudley's 0-4-2 Tender Engines - Jeremy Clarke reviews these elegant London, Brighton & South Coast Railway classes.

Colwick: Where coal was king; Part Two - Colwick in the late 1940s and 1950s - Bruce Laws concludes the story of Colwick yards and depots with the decades of decline.

Steam in the North East Coalfield - industrial steam in colour in Northumberland and Co.Durham photographed by David Idle and described by John Scholes.

Looking to the Future - archive photographs from a presentation album of new developments on the London Midland Region in 1961.

The 'Dandy' Line: Part Two - Mike Fenton concludes the story of the Brampton branch in Cumberland.

From Road unto Rail: Part Four - Miles Macnair continues his series by looking at Internal Combustion and Pneumatic Tyres.