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Backtrack Magazine Feb 14 Back Issue

English 73 Reviews   •  English   •   Aviation & Transport (Rail) Only $8.49
Great Eastern Diesels - John D. Mann presents colour views showing a variety of classes at work during the first decade of privatisation.
The Hull & Holderness Railway 1852-1862 - Jeffrey Wells looks at the East Riding of Yorkshire branch from Hull to Withernsea.
Carlisle Kingmoor Marshalling Yards - Alan Taylor describes a modernisation scheme which came too late.
Comrie Colliery - steam and diesel in colour at this Fifeshire mine.
Ditton Junction - 1912 - John C. Hughes investigates an accident on the LNWR to the east of Liverpool.
The Call of the Hills - three colour pages of Alan Tyson's photos of steam on the West Coast Main line from Preston and up to Shap Summit.
The Royal Train of 1953 - Colm Flanagan looks back at a visit to Northern Ireland by The Queen and the railway arrangements made for the occasion.
All aboard the 'Brighton Belle' - colour spread of the celebrated Southern electric train.
On the other side of the Track - a selection of colour photos of level crossings by John Spencer Gilks.
An Appreciation of Performance Writing - Andrew James presents a tribute to the work of Cecil J. Allen and O. S. Nock.
Barnum & Bailey's Circus Train - Part Two - Mike G. Fell concludes the story, with the arrival of 'Buffalo Bill'.
The Infrastructural Consequences of the Demise of Steam Traction - Michael Binks reflects on the physical changes to the railways resulting from motive power modernisation.
The York of Yesteryear - four pages of archive photos of York station in the steam era.
Cambrian Standards - three colour pages of BR Standard locos on the Cambrian main line and the coast route.

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Feb 14 Great Eastern Diesels - John D. Mann presents colour views showing a variety of classes at work during the first decade of privatisation. The Hull & Holderness Railway 1852-1862 - Jeffrey Wells looks at the East Riding of Yorkshire branch from Hull to Withernsea. Carlisle Kingmoor Marshalling Yards - Alan Taylor describes a modernisation scheme which came too late. Comrie Colliery - steam and diesel in colour at this Fifeshire mine. Ditton Junction - 1912 - John C. Hughes investigates an accident on the LNWR to the east of Liverpool. The Call of the Hills - three colour pages of Alan Tyson's photos of steam on the West Coast Main line from Preston and up to Shap Summit. The Royal Train of 1953 - Colm Flanagan looks back at a visit to Northern Ireland by The Queen and the railway arrangements made for the occasion. All aboard the 'Brighton Belle' - colour spread of the celebrated Southern electric train. On the other side of the Track - a selection of colour photos of level crossings by John Spencer Gilks. An Appreciation of Performance Writing - Andrew James presents a tribute to the work of Cecil J. Allen and O. S. Nock. Barnum & Bailey's Circus Train - Part Two - Mike G. Fell concludes the story, with the arrival of 'Buffalo Bill'. The Infrastructural Consequences of the Demise of Steam Traction - Michael Binks reflects on the physical changes to the railways resulting from motive power modernisation. The York of Yesteryear - four pages of archive photos of York station in the steam era. Cambrian Standards - three colour pages of BR Standard locos on the Cambrian main line and the coast route.


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Great Eastern Diesels - John D. Mann presents colour views showing a variety of classes at work during the first decade of privatisation.
The Hull & Holderness Railway 1852-1862 - Jeffrey Wells looks at the East Riding of Yorkshire branch from Hull to Withernsea.
Carlisle Kingmoor Marshalling Yards - Alan Taylor describes a modernisation scheme which came too late.
Comrie Colliery - steam and diesel in colour at this Fifeshire mine.
Ditton Junction - 1912 - John C. Hughes investigates an accident on the LNWR to the east of Liverpool.
The Call of the Hills - three colour pages of Alan Tyson's photos of steam on the West Coast Main line from Preston and up to Shap Summit.
The Royal Train of 1953 - Colm Flanagan looks back at a visit to Northern Ireland by The Queen and the railway arrangements made for the occasion.
All aboard the 'Brighton Belle' - colour spread of the celebrated Southern electric train.
On the other side of the Track - a selection of colour photos of level crossings by John Spencer Gilks.
An Appreciation of Performance Writing - Andrew James presents a tribute to the work of Cecil J. Allen and O. S. Nock.
Barnum & Bailey's Circus Train - Part Two - Mike G. Fell concludes the story, with the arrival of 'Buffalo Bill'.
The Infrastructural Consequences of the Demise of Steam Traction - Michael Binks reflects on the physical changes to the railways resulting from motive power modernisation.
The York of Yesteryear - four pages of archive photos of York station in the steam era.
Cambrian Standards - three colour pages of BR Standard locos on the Cambrian main line and the coast route.

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