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BackTrack April  2024

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April 2024 Journal

BackTrack March 2024Night Duty - dramatic colour spread of steam scenes under station lights in the dark hours.

Stockton Station Roof - Chris Mills outlines the procedures involved in assessing the practicality of restoring a historic railway building.

The Princetown Branch - Bruce Laws describes a remote Dartmoor line in Devon.

Facing South - archive photographs by John Spencer Gilks of scenes in Southern Railway territory.

The Good, the Bad and the Others - Darryl Grant introduces us to British-built diesel locomotives in Australia.

Caught by the Camera - Michael Smith looks at three historic photographs taken on the Metropolitan Railway at Amersham.

Rhapsodies in Blue - four colour pages showing the well-known 'Blue Pullman' trains of the Western and London Midland Regions in the 1960s.

Completing the Triangle at Shipley - Gavin Morrison's colour photographs of the eventually three-sided junction station at Shipley.

The Decline of the Manchester Ship Canal Railway: Part One - David Ratcliffe describes traffic on this important industrial system at Salford Docks and Trafford Park.

The Midland Railway's Pioneering Electrification and its Consequences - Geoffrey Skelsey describes the fortunes of the Lancaster–Morecambe–Heysham electrification.

Closure of the Newport Railway - Alistair F. Nisbet tells of the fate of an East Coast secondary route in North Fife.

Arkwright Street and the Newspapers - Bill Taylor looks back at the handling of newspaper traffic on the Great Central line in Nottingham.