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BackTrack October 2021

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October 2021 Journal

BackTrack Cover October 2021Time Travels on the Somerset & Dorset - colour spread of Alan Reeve's photos on this much-loved line.

At risk on the Permanent Way 1890-1922 - Jeffrey Wells traces some unfortunate happenings in a hazardous aspect of railway work.

BR Motorail Trains: Formations and Finances: Part Two - Clive Carter concludes his review of BR's car carrier service.

Cruising by Train and Circular Tours - Alistair F. Nisbet reviews some activities promoting railway tourism from the 1920s onwards.

From the Mersey Railway to Merseyrail - Geoffrey Skelsey describes how Liverpool got is modern Metro.

The LNER L1 2-6-4 Tanks - three colour pages of these useful locomotives from the end of the LNER era.

Wight Summers - Gavin Morrison's colour photographs of the Isle of Wight O2 Class tanks and the Ryde Pier Tramway.

The Flockton Waggonway - Richard Lee delves into early industrial railway history in the West Riding of Yorkshire coalfield.

A Great Western Tenancy 1937-40: Part Two - Mike Fenton continues the story of the GWR's Camp Coach scheme.

Tyson takes to the Hills - archive photos from the Alan Tyson Collection on the Shap and Ais Gill routes.

Battling Beeching in the High Peak: The Campaign to retain Buxton's rail service - In Part Two of his article Stephen G . Abbott tells how the former LNWR route to the town was saved but the Midland line lost.