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BackTrack September 2015

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September 2015 Journal

BackTrack Cover August 2015West Riding - colour spread at various locations in the 1960s.

Autocars and Doodlebugs - Roger Hennessey considers some Edwardian transfers of railcar technology.

The Case of the Brightlingsea Branch Closure - E.A. Gibbins investigates the destiny of an Essex branch closed by floods in 1953, reopened then closed again in 1964.

In Lincolnshire - three pages of archive photos from that county.

By Train to Somerset in the 1960s - John Chapman recalls a youthful holiday journey.

A Catalogue of Errors: The Stockton & Darlington Railway Journal of George Graham - George Smith uncovers some episodes from the early years of a pioneering railway company.

Focus on Shrewsbury - four colour pages of this notable railway centre.

Class 56 Freight - a colour spread by Rodney Lissenden.

The Bristol & South Wales Union Railway and the New Passage Ferry 1857-1868 - a history of early arrangements for the Severn crossing.

The Club Train 1889-1893: Part Two - Jim Greaves concludes his history of this early luxury train enterprise for cross-Channel travel.

Things you don't see now! - some lost everyday sights photographed in colour by Paul Aitken.

Metropolitan Memories - Michael J. Smith contrasts the now ubiquitous 'S' Stock with the variety seen 70 years ago.