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BackTrack October  2022

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October 2022 Journal

BackTrack Cover October 2022Second Deliveries - more colour photographs of parcels and freight trains from the Simon Lathlane Collection.

Under the Clock at Snow Hill - Nicholas Daunt remembers the GWR's principal Birmingham station.

Railways and 'The World's Greatest Spa' - David Joy describes how railways overcame  a range of problems and objections to reach Harrogate.

A Misfortune of 'Rivers' - Jeremy Clarke looks at a class of express tank locomotives which originated on the SECR and the circumstances which led to their rebuilding as tender engines.

Archaeological Discoveries - Jeffrey Wells notes some items excavated during railway construction between 1838 and 1866.

'56XX' - The Workhorses of South Wales - three colour pages of these GWR tank locomotives.

Judging by the looks of them - three colour pages of Gavin Morrison's photographs of the utilitarian LMS Ivatt Class 4 2-6-0s at work.

Harrow and Wealdstone 1952 - Stephen Roberts looks back on the 70th anniversary of England's worst railway disaster.

Greetings from Cornwall - Chris Dyke's colour photographs from the Royal Duchy.

Southport Flower Show Special Traffic Arrangements 1966-68 - Steve Leyland reveals how the railways catered for passengers visiting this annual event.

'JSG' on Southern lines - archive photographs from the John Spencer Gilks Collection.

Bidston Shed: Western Outpost of he Great Central and London & North Eastern Railways: Part Two - Stan Yates concludes his account of workings from this depot on the Mersey estuary.

More Frustrations of Fuel Efficiency: Part Two - Miles Macnair considers the problem of incomplete combustion by steam locomotives.