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BackTrack November 2019

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November 2019 Journal

BackTrack Cover November 2019The '77XXX' Standard Class 3s - Colour spread featuring the British Railways Class 3 2-6-0s.

The Middleton-In-Teasdale branch - The history of a branch line along the border of County Durham and Yorkshire by A. J. Ludlam.

A West Coast Racing Train of 1888 - Ed Schoon presents an account from the days of the 'Railway Races to the North'.

The Last Four Bass Day Trips 1911-1914 - Jeffrey Wells describes some of the epic staff railway excursions organised by the Bass Brewery company.

The Southern in Devon through the 1970s - reviewed by John Jarvis.

Odd 'Princess' out - archive photos of the LMS 'Turbomotive' and its later, brief, life as a conventional Pacific.

Metropolitan and Great Central Line Stopping Trains - colour spread of steam-hauled trains between Aylesbury and London Marylebone.

Wanderings in the North East - three pages of steam photographed in colour by John Spencer Gilks.

Bodies on the Railway - misfortunes of various sorts unearthed by Alistair F. Nisbet.

'Much in Little' - The railways of Rutland and Stamford: Part Two -  David Brandon concludes his history of the county's railways and stations.

The railway at a Nottinghamshire location and its signalling visited by Peter Butler.

Electrifying Merseyside - electric train services recalled by Michael H. C. Baker.

Highland Moments - the Kyle of Lochalsh line captured in colour in the 1970s by David Rodgers.

From Road unto Rail - Exercises in Technology Transfer: Part One - The Steam Pioneers - Miles Macnair describes how steam moved from roads to rails.

Thomas Grey - Roger Jermy tells about the life of 'Tweedmouth's Railwayman Poet'.