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BackTrack November  2022

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November 2022 Journal

BackTrack Cover November 2022On the Hope Valley line - three colour pages of the scenic line through the Peak District in the 1980s by Stewart Jolly.

The Pontop Inclines of the Stanhope & Tyne Rail-Road Company 1834-1969 - Rob Langham describes working these rope-worked collieries lines in Co. Durham.

Britain: Locomotive Workshop to the World - L. A. Summers looks back on how British builders supplied locomotives to countries all over the world.

The Railways of Gravesend and Grain: Part Two - Malcolm Cowtan concludes his account of activities in north east Kent.

The 'Minor Counties' League - archive photographs of the Great Western Railway 4-4-0 'County' Class 4-4-0s.

Back to the South Wales Engine Sheds - colour spread by Gavin Morrison

Focus on Inverness - three colour pages of steam workings at the 'Capital of the Highlands'.

'Public Frauds and Private Robberies': Col. Sibthorp MP and the early days of railways - David Brandon introduces us to a Victorian political eccentric and implacable foe of railways.

En Route to Woodford and Hinton - Peter Butler recalls a day out tracing the old Great Central main line.

From the Chatham Company - three colour pages depicting the D1 and E1 Class locomotives which originated on the South Eastern & Chatham Railway.

'Miracle Train Jumps to Safety': What happened on the Aberfeldy branch - a Highland history by Alistair F. Nisbet.

Revisiting the 'Locomotives of the LNER' - Matthew Shaw tells how a classic series of books is being revitalised for the 21st century.

The Bridge over the Silvery Tay - a pair of classic colour shots by Gavin Morrison of the famous Tay Bridge at Dundee.