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Backtrack Magazine April 2013 Back Issue

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73 Reviews   •  English   •   Aviation & Transport (Rail)
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Parcels from Bolton - Colour spread by Tom Heavyside of the trains from the Red Star parcels depot in 1980s/90s.
Suburban South London - Michael H. C. Baker takes a personal journey back in time.
The Line that ended in the Middle of the Sea - Barry Rigg presents a brief history of the line to Piel Pier, in Morecambe Bay.
A 'Greyhound' in the slips - Jeffery Grayer recalls the exploits of the preserved LSWR 4-4-0 No.120 in the 1960s.
British Railways' First Modernisation - Edward Gibbins considers aspects of the 1955 Modernisation Plan.
Tuxford Works and Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway Locomotives - by Philip Atkins.
The Necropolis Train - Mairead Mahon notes the strange train service from Waterloo to the London Necropolis Co. cemetery at Brookwood.
Going to Gloucester - four colour pages of J. T. Bassingdale's photos at Central and Eastgate stations in the 1950s.
The Repatriation of the Middle East 8Fs - Robert Humm provides an official report by the LMS on the wartime Stanier 2-8-0s on their suitability for return to Britain.
Not where you'd expect to find them - archive b/w photos of locomotives working away from home territory.
The Television Train - Alistair F. Nisbet describes an enterprising Scottish Region excursion programme from the late 1950s/early 1960s.
Rails in Wensleydale - David Joy tells the story of a 40-mile branch line in the Yorkshire Dales.
Steaming through Kent - three colour pages of Ken Wightman's photos illustrating SR and SECR motive power.
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April 2013 Parcels from Bolton - Colour spread by Tom Heavyside of the trains from the Red Star parcels depot in 1980s/90s. Suburban South London - Michael H. C. Baker takes a personal journey back in time. The Line that ended in the Middle of the Sea - Barry Rigg presents a brief history of the line to Piel Pier, in Morecambe Bay. A 'Greyhound' in the slips - Jeffery Grayer recalls the exploits of the preserved LSWR 4-4-0 No.120 in the 1960s. British Railways' First Modernisation - Edward Gibbins considers aspects of the 1955 Modernisation Plan. Tuxford Works and Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway Locomotives - by Philip Atkins. The Necropolis Train - Mairead Mahon notes the strange train service from Waterloo to the London Necropolis Co. cemetery at Brookwood. Going to Gloucester - four colour pages of J. T. Bassingdale's photos at Central and Eastgate stations in the 1950s. The Repatriation of the Middle East 8Fs - Robert Humm provides an official report by the LMS on the wartime Stanier 2-8-0s on their suitability for return to Britain. Not where you'd expect to find them - archive b/w photos of locomotives working away from home territory. The Television Train - Alistair F. Nisbet describes an enterprising Scottish Region excursion programme from the late 1950s/early 1960s. Rails in Wensleydale - David Joy tells the story of a 40-mile branch line in the Yorkshire Dales. Steaming through Kent - three colour pages of Ken Wightman's photos illustrating SR and SECR motive power.


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Parcels from Bolton - Colour spread by Tom Heavyside of the trains from the Red Star parcels depot in 1980s/90s.
Suburban South London - Michael H. C. Baker takes a personal journey back in time.
The Line that ended in the Middle of the Sea - Barry Rigg presents a brief history of the line to Piel Pier, in Morecambe Bay.
A 'Greyhound' in the slips - Jeffery Grayer recalls the exploits of the preserved LSWR 4-4-0 No.120 in the 1960s.
British Railways' First Modernisation - Edward Gibbins considers aspects of the 1955 Modernisation Plan.
Tuxford Works and Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway Locomotives - by Philip Atkins.
The Necropolis Train - Mairead Mahon notes the strange train service from Waterloo to the London Necropolis Co. cemetery at Brookwood.
Going to Gloucester - four colour pages of J. T. Bassingdale's photos at Central and Eastgate stations in the 1950s.
The Repatriation of the Middle East 8Fs - Robert Humm provides an official report by the LMS on the wartime Stanier 2-8-0s on their suitability for return to Britain.
Not where you'd expect to find them - archive b/w photos of locomotives working away from home territory.
The Television Train - Alistair F. Nisbet describes an enterprising Scottish Region excursion programme from the late 1950s/early 1960s.
Rails in Wensleydale - David Joy tells the story of a 40-mile branch line in the Yorkshire Dales.
Steaming through Kent - three colour pages of Ken Wightman's photos illustrating SR and SECR motive power.
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