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BackTrack November 2012

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 November 2012 Journal

 BackTrack Cover November 2012Oxford Gaudy - three colour pages of Dick Riley's colour photos of steam around Oxford in the 1950s.
The Railways of Alnwick and Alnmouth 1845-1906 - Jeffrey Wells sets out a history of this Northumberland branch.
Some Railway Recollections 1900-1914 - Part Two - R. E. Charlewood's lecture to the Cambridge University Railway Club in 1949.
Memories of the 'Lord Nelsons' - Paul Joyce presents some views on a sometimes controversial Southern Railway class.
Tea on the Train - Alistair F. Nisbet remembers a great railway catering tradition.
High Season on the Isle of Wight - David Idle's colour photos of the island railways in 1964.
The Summer of '62 - Mike Beale commemorates the 50th anniversary of the final express passenger services over the Somerset & Dorset Railway.
Gobowen - Steve Burnett's photos of a Shropshire junction.
Mablethorpe at War - the experiences of a Lincolnshire station described by A. J. Ludlam.
North Eastern - photos from the Pendragon archive of North Eastern Railway locomotives.
Rails beneath the Solent - Keith Hill considers the ideas put forward for a railway tunnel to the Isle of Wight.
Irish 0-6-0s - some archive photos with notes by David Mosley.
An Introduction to Steam Locomotive Testing - Adrian Tester outlines the genesis of new testing methods.
Poets and Railways - a brief summary by Mairead Mahon.