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Backtrack Magazine December 2013 Back Issue

English 73 Reviews   •  English   •   Aviation & Transport (Rail) Only $9.99
One of Each - four historic pre-war colour photos from each of the 'Big Four' railways.
Restaurant Cars and their Development- a survey of on-train catering by George May.
Remembering 'Remembrance' - a LBSCR locomotive described by David Cullen.
Catching the Post - a spread of Travelling Post Office colour photos by Paul Aitken.
Before they were Famous - Philip Atkins looks into the early careers of some distinguished GWR locomotive chiefs.
Dear Editor - Alistair F. Nisbet trawls through some of the grievances against railways aired in the letters columns of the Victorian press.
Late Summer at Ribblehead - three colour shots by Paul Strong on the Settle-Carlisle line in September 1982.
All Points North West - four colour pages featuring steam, diesel and electric traction at a variety of locations in the North West of England.
The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway North Liverpool Electrification - Ian Travers presents a review of the development of the Southport and Ormskirk schemes of 1903-14.
The Stratford Scene - five colour pages of LNER and GER locos at Stratford in the 1950s/60s.
The Hands that Rocked the Cradle - Robert Emblin and Bryan Longbone summarise the work done by women on the UK railways during the Great War.
Bristol Fashion - Archive b/w photos at Bristol Temple Meads and nearby locations.
The Rise and Fall of 'Railway Spine' - Dr. Malcolm Timperley describes a Victorian medical condition which is arguably a progenitor of the modern 'whiplash injury'.
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December 2013 One of Each - four historic pre-war colour photos from each of the 'Big Four' railways. Restaurant Cars and their Development- a survey of on-train catering by George May. Remembering 'Remembrance' - a LBSCR locomotive described by David Cullen. Catching the Post - a spread of Travelling Post Office colour photos by Paul Aitken. Before they were Famous - Philip Atkins looks into the early careers of some distinguished GWR locomotive chiefs. Dear Editor - Alistair F. Nisbet trawls through some of the grievances against railways aired in the letters columns of the Victorian press. Late Summer at Ribblehead - three colour shots by Paul Strong on the Settle-Carlisle line in September 1982. All Points North West - four colour pages featuring steam, diesel and electric traction at a variety of locations in the North West of England. The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway North Liverpool Electrification - Ian Travers presents a review of the development of the Southport and Ormskirk schemes of 1903-14. The Stratford Scene - five colour pages of LNER and GER locos at Stratford in the 1950s/60s. The Hands that Rocked the Cradle - Robert Emblin and Bryan Longbone summarise the work done by women on the UK railways during the Great War. Bristol Fashion - Archive b/w photos at Bristol Temple Meads and nearby locations. The Rise and Fall of 'Railway Spine' - Dr. Malcolm Timperley describes a Victorian medical condition which is arguably a progenitor of the modern 'whiplash injury'.


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One of Each - four historic pre-war colour photos from each of the 'Big Four' railways.
Restaurant Cars and their Development- a survey of on-train catering by George May.
Remembering 'Remembrance' - a LBSCR locomotive described by David Cullen.
Catching the Post - a spread of Travelling Post Office colour photos by Paul Aitken.
Before they were Famous - Philip Atkins looks into the early careers of some distinguished GWR locomotive chiefs.
Dear Editor - Alistair F. Nisbet trawls through some of the grievances against railways aired in the letters columns of the Victorian press.
Late Summer at Ribblehead - three colour shots by Paul Strong on the Settle-Carlisle line in September 1982.
All Points North West - four colour pages featuring steam, diesel and electric traction at a variety of locations in the North West of England.
The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway North Liverpool Electrification - Ian Travers presents a review of the development of the Southport and Ormskirk schemes of 1903-14.
The Stratford Scene - five colour pages of LNER and GER locos at Stratford in the 1950s/60s.
The Hands that Rocked the Cradle - Robert Emblin and Bryan Longbone summarise the work done by women on the UK railways during the Great War.
Bristol Fashion - Archive b/w photos at Bristol Temple Meads and nearby locations.
The Rise and Fall of 'Railway Spine' - Dr. Malcolm Timperley describes a Victorian medical condition which is arguably a progenitor of the modern 'whiplash injury'.
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