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BackTrack September  2022

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September 2022 Journal

BackTrack Cover September 2022The Green, Green Grass of Home - South Wales colliery steam photographed in colour by David Idle.

Difficulties on the Lauder Light Railway - Alistair F. Nisbet describes the fraught times of a branch in the Lowlands south east of Edinburgh which remained independent until 1923.

The Railways of Gravesend and Grain: Part One - Malcolm Cowtan tells how railways developed in North East Kent along the Thames estuary.

Preston Station in the news: 1860-1896 - Events at this prime Lancashire station on the West Coast Main Line detailed by Jeffrey Wells.

The Impact of the Great War on the railways of Gelligaer Parish and adjoining areas: Part Two - Terry McCarthy concludes his study of wartime, railway operations and coal production in South Wales.

The Lines to Whitby - archive photographs of the now-closed railways to this seaside town from the north and south.

Taking to the Hills - four colour pages showing steam in action on the Settle to Carlisle line.

A London & North Eastern Railway 4-6-0 succession - four colour pages by Gavin Morrison of the NER B16 and LNER B1 Classes at work.

The Investment Difficulties of the LNER 1923-1938 -– examined by William Wilson.

The Introduction of Multiple Unit Diesel Railcars by British Railways: Background, process and outcomes – Ian Travers describes early developments pre-nationalisation leading to the  early scheme introduced in Cumberland in 1954.

The Irish Goods - four colour pages of steam-hauled goods trains in Ireland in the late 1950/ early '60s.

An Island Odyssey - John Chapman recalls crossings to the Isle of Wight.