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BackTrack November 2013

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November 2013 Journal

BackTrack Cover November 2013Give a 'Black Five' a good name - colour shots of the four named LMS Class 5 4-6-0s.

The 1904 Aylesbury Disaster - Michael J. Smith describes an accident to a Great Central train at a dangerously aligned junction.

Georgian Railway Enthusiasts - Bob Yate uncovers an account of a trip to London by three friends in 1914.

Buxton - What might have been - Mike Fell and Roger Hennessey reveal some unfulfilled proposals involving standard and narrow gauge lines, electric tramways and main line electrification.

In Kent Again - more colour photograph of steam by Ken Wightman.

Brighton Line Moments - archive photos of LBSCR locomotives.

LMS Pacifics in Scotland - colour spread of 'Coronations' at work and rest.

Going South with the 'Cromptons' - three colour pages of Michael Mensing's photos of the Class 33 diesel-electrics at work.

Manchester's Lost Electrics - colour shots by J. S. Gilks of the Bury and Hadfield EMUs shortly before their replacement.

The Montrose & Bervie Railway - Alistair F. Nisbet presents the history of a North British branch in NE Scotland.

The 'Square Deal' Campaign - Edward Gibbins investigates the railways' futile pre -war campaign to obtain reform of Government-controlled freight charging.

Green all the Way - Bill Taylor introduces the railway songs composed by loco fireman Dave Goulder.

Just add more Cylinders - Part Three: Power and Prestige - Miles Macnair looks at four-cylinder simple locomotives during the grouping years.

Llandovery - colour photos by Roy Hobbs of this Central Wales line station in 1972.