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BackTrack October 2008

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October 2008 Journal

BackTrack Cover October 2008Knight Express - Sitwell D. Williams considers the people and places behind the names carried by the Southern Railway 'King Arthur' Class.

Southport - Michael H. C. Baker gives his personal recollections of the railway scene at this Lancashire coastal resort.

Metro-Vick Co-Bo Diesels - colour spread of a not entirely successful 1960s design.

Cambrian Locomotive Sheds and Rosters - John Reohorn looks at the working of this Welsh railway system in 1898.

Out in the 'Mid-Day Scot' - colour spread of the famous London-Glasgow express hauled by LMS Pacifics in the 1950s/60s.

London Freight - David Idle's colour shots of some of the short-distance goods trains which travelled through and around London in 1964/5.

Roads for Rails - Alistair F. Nisbet uncovers two proposals by the LNER to convert East Anglian branch lines into roads in the 1930s.

High Wycombe South Signal Box in 1987 - Allan Patterson recalls signalling on the ex -GW/GC Joint Line.

The Development of the Large Passenger Tank Engine - Part Two - Variety: The Spice of Life - by Michael Rutherford.

Sir William Tite and Railways - Part Two of Gordon Biddle's review of the work of a distinguished railway architect.

Two 'Clauds' are better than one - two colour photos by Derek Penney of the Great Eastern's 'Claud Hamilton' 4-4-0s.