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BackTrack November 2008

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November 2008 Journal

BackTrack_Cover_November_2008Focus on the 'Britannia' Pacifics: colour spread of David Idle's photos of these popular BR engines.

Steam, Diesel and Electric - Towards the ultimate answer:

L. A. Summers presents some provocative views on the development of BR motive power policy.

The Great Central Position: Robert Emblin sets out a final examination of the GC's financial situation.

The Bodmin & Wadebridge Line - Part One: David Thrower tells the story of a historic and fascinating Cornish branch.

Devon: A Bold and Beautiful Prospect: Alan Bennett shows how the Great Western Railway promoted tourism in the county.

Steam at Crewe: four pages of colour at this most famous of railway centres.

'In the Interests of their own Ambitions' - Part One: The story of the rivalry between London's Metropolitan and Metropolitan District Railways, as told by Michael J. Smith.

Lost over Rannoch: Tom Heavyside's colour photos of diesels on the West Highland Line in the 1970s/80s.

Special Trains: Colin Maggs unearths a few railway curiosities.

The Development of the Large British Passenger Tank - Part Three - More Variety: Michael Rutherford's series continues.

On East Anglian Lines - John D. Mann's b/w photos of some 1970s scenes.

All Roads lead to Sheffield: Ken Grainger describes how the Great Central Railway carried around 8 ,000 passengers to the unveiling of the company war memorial in 1922.