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BackTrack September 2011

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September 2011 Journal

BackTrack Cover September 2011A Visit to the King - Dick Riley's photographs of traffic through Kensington Olympia when 'King George V' was on show there in October 1971 during the 'Return to Steam' tour.

Southern in the Saddle - Arthur R. Nicholls describes the saddle tanks of the Southern Railway.

End of Line: The Great Central Railway's entry into the capital - Robert Emblin describes Marylebone station and goods warehouse.

Somewhere between Manchester and Liverpool - a b/w photo feature from the Pendragon archives of trains on the various routes between the two cities.

Colwick Fireman - Gordon Warrington looks back at his early footplate career at Colwick shed, Nottingham.

Early Years on the East Lancashire Line - Part Two of Jeffrey Wells's account of the Bury to Accrington route.

There's Furniture Van on the line! - Alistair F. Nisbet notes some railway mishaps in Fife.

A3 Pacifics at Grantham - six pages of Derek Penney's colour photographs.

Pulling up Beattock: A Steady Climb - six colour pages of steam on the West Coast Main Line's climb to Beattock Summit.

Mr. Wheatley's Railway - A. J. Mullay tells how a Yorkshire-born engineer salvaged his reputation by operating an independent rail byway in south west Scotland.

Inchicore Carriages - Michael H. C. Baker recalls some aspects of Irish railway travel.

Class 116: the Derby Suburban Units - six colour pages by Michael Mensing of the Western Region's heavy duty high density diesel trains.

Marriott Reinforced Concrete Station Nameboards - Nigel Digby writes about an overlooked aspect of station furniture which originated on the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway.