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BackTrack October 2020

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October 2020 Journal

BackTrack Cover October 2020Between Shrewsbury and Hereford - colour spread of Gavin Morrison's photographs on the scenic North & West Route in the 1970s/80s.

The Monster Excursion - Alistair F. Nisbet describes a Caledonian Railway works outing from Glasgow in 1898.

'Bulleid was a brilliant engineer but not a practical one!" - Jeremy Clarke takes a personal look at the work of the always controversial Southern Railway locomotive engineer.

"A Merciful Release after a Long Illness' - Geoffrey Skelsey's account of the end of the Mildenhall Branch in 1962.

JSG in South Wales - archive photos from the John Spencer Gilks collection on the valley branches.

The Llanfair Train - three colour pages featuring the Welshpool & Llanfair Railway during its final British Railways years.

Wolverton in the News 1838-1890: Part Two - Jeffrey Wells concludes his survey of the development of this railway town.

Steaming on Oil - A. J. Mullay explains the fuel conversion programme on Britain's railways in 1945-8.

The last of the Bury Electrics - Stewart Jolly's colour pictures of the last year or two of the Class 504 units before conversion of the Bury line to be part of the Manchester Metro.

Remembering Kimberley Station East - Richard Clarke looks back to his time as signalman on the old Great Northern in Nottinghamshire.