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BackTrack October 2016

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October 2016 Journal

BackTrack Cover October  2016'Let's go Glasgow Electric': Part One - Geoffrey Skelsey considers the revolution in Glasgow's local rail transport.

Penrith - David Joy tells the story of a bygone junction.

Emile Bachelet and the dawn of 'Maglev': Part Two - Miles Macnair concludes his investigation into alternatives to conventional rail transport.

For Heavy Duty on the Great Central - 2-8-0 goods locos photographed by Derek Penney.

Somerset's Railways - A survey of the county's main lines and branches by Stephen Roberts.

Deliver us to Huddersfield and Halifax - five pages of colour by Gavin Morrison around the West Riding centres.

Sometimes an alternative will do  - two examples in colour of horse and human motive power!

Under and Over - archive photos of tunnels and viaducts.

The Sharp, Stewart Locomotives of the Cambrian Railways: Part Two – John Reohorn completes his chronological survey.

Railway Jewel Robberies - some cases described by Alistair F. Nisbet.

Finale of the A4 - Allan Trotter presents a personal recollection of the farewell of this famous class in Scotland.

The Railway in Court: Passenger Perils – Bill Taylor looks at a few random cases.