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BackTrack October 2007

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October 2007 Journal

BackTrack Cover October 2007_2325Third rail on the Wirral - colour feature by Tom Heavyside on the LMS-built electric trains on the lines from Liverpool to the Wirral.
The Great Central Railway War Memorial - Ken Grainger follows the chequered history of the 1914-18 war memorial at Sheffield Victoria station.
Travelling light in Kent - three colour photos of the locomotives of the East Kent and Kent & East Sussex light railways.
The Green Enigma - R.A.S. Hennessey raises the 'green agenda' and the relationship of environmental issues to railway history.
Railways for Posterity - Part Three - A.J. Mullay concludes his series with a look at the pioneering 'heritage' lines and a few successes and failures of the wider preservation movement.
Touring the 'Halls' - GWR 'Hall' 4-6-0s in colour
Mr. Thompson's Pacifics - a colour feature on the often controversial 4-6-2s produced by Edward Thompson for the LNER.
The Bombing of Britain's Railways 1939-45 - In Part 3 of his series John W.E. Helm covers the period from June 1941 to May 1944 (including the 'Baedeker' raids).
A visit to Ireland in 1961 - Roy Cole's colour photographs of Irish steam.
Good and Faithful Servant - Part One - Michael Rutherford looks at the development of the ubiquitous British 0-6-0 locomotive.
Beheld at Bolton - two 1965 colour photographs at Bolton Trinity Street station.
The Bridgend Incident - Charles Methven describes a head-on collision on the North British Railway near Glasgow.
The Happy Wanderers - Noel Coates looks at ex-Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway locos which were sent to work away from their home on the Central Division of the LMSR.