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BackTrack October 2014

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BRITAIN'S LEADING HISTORICAL RAILWAY JOURNAL

October 2014 Journal

BackTrack Cover October 2014The Isle of Wight Railway Closures - Part One - Edward Gibbins examines the first closure proposals and counter -arguments in the 1950s.

The Leeds & Selby Railway - Jeffrey Wells presents the history of the first railway to Selby.

Lost Chords and Earthworks - Part Two - R.A.S. Hennessey concludes his survey of railways that never quite happened.

Lancashire Life - four colour pages of steam in 1963/4.

'Deltic' Delights - four colour pages of the popular English Electric East Coast route diesels.

In Terminal Decline - Alan Jeavons reviews the fate of the Dudley Freightliner Terminal.

To Scarborough for the Summer - archive photos of the traffic at this famous seaside resort.

The Castle Cary to Dorchester Line - Stephen Roberts describes a cross-country GWR route.

Lead On: The Whys and Wherefores of Locomotive Valve Gear - Part Three: Small can be Mighty - The concluding part of Miles Macnair's technical survey.

Welsh Waysides - six pages of evocative colour photos of rural stations from before the Beeching closures.

Gristhorpe Crossing Box - a rural location on the Hull Scarborough line visited by Peter Butler.