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BackTrack October 2010

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October 2010 Journal

25 Years Ago - colour spread BackTrack Cover October 2010by Keith Dungate of railway scenes from 1985.

By Train and Bus in Sutherland and Ross - John Roake describes inter-connecting railway and road services Highland, LMS and BR days.

Restoration and Innovation in 1919 - Jeffrey Wells review the recovery of the railways after the First World War.

Tyneside Electrics - David Thrower looks back at the rise, fall and rise again of a pioneering railway electrification.

N2 Suburban - colour spread of the GNR/LNER Class N2 0-6-2 tanks in the London area.

The Great Railway Mania of the 1840s - James Roberts shows how Britain proposed to simultaneously build 650 railway lines.

Family Likeness - a pair of colour shots by Dick Riley of the Midland 3F 0-6-0T and its LMS development.

Paddington and Old Oak - three colour pages by Geoff Rixon of GWR steam at the London terminus and its nearby locomotive depot.

The Broader Gauge in Ireland: the Ulster Railway between 1836 and 1845 - Michael Collins considers the Irish gauge question.

Horse and Carriage - three colour photos by David Idle of an Army horse special to Aldershot in 1964.

A Trip to Remember - Gordon Warrington recalls some of his early firing turns from King's Cross.

An Introduction to Steam Locomotive Testing - Adrian Tester describes some traditional locomotive testing techniques.

The Hallade Portable Track Recorder - Peter Tatlow describes the operation of recording track condition in the late 1950s.

Reading to Redhill - Part Two of Jeremy Clarke's history of an important cross-country route.

Robinson Great Central Locomotives - Philip Atkins presents a postscript to his earlier article (Aug.2001)

World of Sport - three handbills from the David V. Beeken Collection of handbills for railway excursions to sporting events in the 1920s/30s.