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BackTrack May 2023

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May 2023 Journal

BackTrack Cover May 2023Taking in the Night-Life: four dramatic colour shots of steam during the hours of darkness.

Richard Deeley: Rather more than just Compounds and 'Flatirons' - Philip Atkins looks at the life and work of an eminent Midland Railway locomotive engineer.

Hastings to Tunbridge Wells - the story of a South Eastern route described by Malcolm Cowtan.

A week on the Bacup–Moston goods - Former Bury footplateman Brian Topping relives some experiences of local work in east Lancashire.

Burry Port to Cwmmawr: Part Two - Bruce Laws concludes his description of this South Wales railway.

By Electric to Altrincham - colour spread of the 1,500V dc, 25kV ac and Metro trams operating between Manchester and Altrincham.

The Coronation - 1937 style - colour spread of David P. Williams's colourised photos of the LNER and LMSR's 'Coronation' and 'Coronation Scot' trains from the start of the last King's reign.

The Locomotives of Consett Ironworks - Rob Langham describes the working of a Co. Durham industrial centre.

Pacific Tanks on the LNER - archive photographs of four types inherited by the LNER.

The light fades on the Cromford & High Peak line - colour spread by Keith Gays from the last days in 1967 of this remarkable Derbyshire goods line.

'New in London' - Geoffrey Skelsey records the life and death of the Alexandra Palace branch,

The Sleeping Car Collision at Burntisland - Alistair F. Nisbet looks into a four-train shunting accident in 1914.

Recalling the Great Central Main Line - three colour pages of steam on this route in its final three years.