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BackTrack October 2015

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October 2015 Journal

BackTrack Cover October 2015Up and down the Folkestone Harbour branch - colour spread by Keith Dungate of this now-closed short but spectacular branch in the 1990s.

Golf and the Railways : The Links - Part One - Beverley Cole looks at the development of the sport and the part railways played in it.

Memories of a Nine Elms Fireman: Part Two - A Fond Farewell to Shed duties - the conclusion of Vernon Howard's reminiscences of footplate life.

The Railways of Keighley - David Joy looks at this Yorkshire town's railway development included the Great Northern's 'Queensbury' line and the Worth Valley branch.

In the Days of Daniel Gooch - L. A. Summers considers the influence of this eminent engineer in the early years of the GWR broad gauge.

Brighton Moguls - colour spread of the LBSCR K Class 2-6-0s.

North Staffordshire Steam - four pages of archive photographs of NSR motive power.

How Green was my Valley - colour spread of South Wales colliery steam.

Afternoons out of School - Robert Darlaston describes four West Midlands branch lines in the 1950s.

Milk Train - Three colour shots of the now vanished milk traffic.

West London Line Freight at Kensington Olympia - David J. Hayes looks back at the scene there in the 1970s.

Three Southern Saloons - historic SER, LSWR and LBSCR vehicles described by Mike King.

Two Caledonian Branch Trains - the Killin and Ballachulish branches photographed by David Idle.