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BackTrack October 2011

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October 2011 Journal

BackTrack Cover October 2011Visits to Norwich - two pages of 1980s colour by Hugh Ballantyne

No.2395 - Britain's Mightiest Locomotive - David Cullen reviews the chequered career of the LNER's Worsborough banking engine.

London East during War and Peace -  Michael B. Binks writes about civil engineering challenges in Southern days and afterwards.

More Blackpool outings - another three-page colour feature by Peter Fitton.

The Road to Holyhead - Part Two of Bill Broadbent's account of his railway career covers his move from Crewe Works to the Motive Power Department.

Curiosities at Crystal Palace - Alistair F. Nisbet describes an unusual experimental 'gliding railway' .

8F Haulage - four pages of colour of the outstanding LMS 2-8-0 freight locomotives.

LMS Goods Depots in the 1930s - Jeffrey Wells reviews an effective improvement programme in the handling of freight.

LNER J28 and J39 0-6-0s - two pages of colour of these useful goods engines.

South East Wales Wanderings - Edward A. Evans offers a 'pot-pourri' of things Welsh.

By Steamer and Ferry - three pages of historic photos from the Pendragon Collection.

Kettering Furnaces - a colour spread by Roy Hobbs of the 3ft gauge industrial line in the Northamptonshire ironstone quarries.

Interface - L. F. E. Coombs discusses the variety of railway vehicle coupling systems.

On Display - LNER publicity material of railway exhibitions at Hull and York in the 1920s/30s.