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BackTrack November 2018

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BRITAIN'S LEADING HISTORICAL RAILWAY JOURNAL

 

November 2018

BackTrack Cover November 2018

Cumberland Coal - David Idle's colour shots of industrial steam around Whitehaven.

Britain's Railways in World War I: Part One - Edwards Gibbins looks at the Government's sequestration of railways and its consequences.

The Perth Hotel Boots Case - Alistair Nisbet describes legal questions of station access by hotel porters etc.

Economics, Religion and Politics - Stephen G. Abbot investigates the life and demise of the Great Northern Railway of Ireland.

LNER 'Shires' and Hunts' - archive photos of the D49 Class 4-4-0s.

1948 - The Beginning of the End for Steam - Philip Atkins traces how developments in the USA anticipated what happened in Britain.

Retro Tanks: The North Eastern Railway's J72 0-6-0Ts - four colour pages of a long-lasting design built between 1898 and 1951.

The Hoylake Railway - John C. Hughes introduces a short-lived line on the Wirral peninsular which lasted only from 1866 to 1872.

The Chatham Line to Dover: Part Two - Jeremy Clarke concludes his description of the route to the Channel coast via Chatham, Faversham and Canterbury.

Great Western Branch Lines - Jeffrey Wells presents historical portraits of the Henley, Fairford, Faringdon, Culm Valley and Woodstock branches.

The Horwich branch Railmotor - David P. Williams portrays a Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway institution.

Glimpses from the London Times - Chris Hogg's 'modern b/w' photos at various London stations in the 1980s.

Western Stopping Places -  Montacute, Culham and Heathfield stations recorded in colour by Trevor Owen.