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BackTrack September 2020

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September 2020 Journal

BackTrack Cover September 2020The Chalford Flyer - colour spread of the Gloucester to Chalford auto trains in 1964.

The Fowler, Stanier and Fairborn 2-6-4 Tanks of the LMSR - Raymond Vickers reviews some testing and performance comparisons.

The Railway Dance Bands - John King highlights a lesser-known aspect of the railway hospitality industry.

West Hartlepool Goods Station - Rob Langham looks at a building which had a more illustrious past.

In with the Old - two colour photos of the LMS Fowler 0-8-0 7F goods 0-6-0s.

From Road unto Rail: Part Six - Miles Macnair considers further experiments with rubber-tyred railcars.

The Years go by at Newcastle – four colour pages by Gavin Morrison showing steam, diesel and electric traction at Newcastle Central.

Forgotten Branches of North East Wales: Part Four – the Buckley Railway – Tony Robinson presents the story of a line which became part of the Wrexham, Mold & Connah's Quay Railway.

Woodhead Epilogue - some chastening thoughts and post-closure photographs by Allan Trotter.

Push-Pull Working in the St. Helens, Warrington and Widnes Districts 1911-1966 - described by Ian Travers.