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BackTrack May 2021

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May 2021 Journal

BackTrack Cover May 2021'On the Difficult Stretch from the Tyne to the Border'… and onwards - three pages of Gavin Morrison's colour on the East Coast route north of Newcastle.

The Preston & Longridge Railway including the Whittingham Hospital Railway - described by Gordon Biddle

Steam Railmotors and Push-Pull Auto Trains in the Wrexham District; Part One - Ian Travers reviews GWR steam rail motor workings between 1904 and 1933.

Strabane: Part One - Jim McBride looks back at a lost Northern Ireland railway centre.

Orbiting London - Eric Stuart considers the renaissance of some old London rail services in the 21st century.

East Enders - four colour pages featuring Great Eastern Railway tank locomotives.

From Reivers to Railways - Ruary Mackenzie Dodds introduces the forgotten Dodds dynasty.

The Little North Western line - archive photos by John Spencer Gilks of the little from Skipton to Lancaster and Morecambe.

Railways of Bradford - David Joy explains the difficulties the city experienced in establishing its main line railway status.

Operation Dynamo - John Chapman looks at the Southern Railway's role in the Dunkirk evacuation in World War II.

Crane Solutions at Derby Works - described by Brian Chandler.