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BackTrack December 2019

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December 2019 Journal

BackTrack Cover December 2019The Survival of the Far North Line - Edward Gibbons explains how the line from Inverness to Wick and Thurso became an unlikely survivor in a sparsely populated area of the former Highland Railway.

Marylebone Collisions - Alistair Nisbet looks at the circumstances surrounding various accidents in the vicinity of this London terminus.

At Peterborough - four pages of colour showing steam on the East Coast Main Line and cross-country route.

The Iron Horse - a Victorian railway adventure story rediscovered by John C. Hughes.

The Midland Compounds: Myth or Marvel? - David. P. Williams reviews the life and times of the significant class.

The Nine Bright Shiners - colour spread depicting the GWR '47XX' Class 2-8-0s.

Thoughts from Inside and Outside the Box - some railway career elections by Spencer Jackson.

The Great Central Railway and London & North Eastern Railway on the Mid-Wirral line - Stan Yates writes about the development of the route and the provision of passenger services.

Sir Brian Inspects - archive photographs recording the inspection tour by Sir Brian Robertson, Chairman of the BTC, c1960.

The 'Marquess' on tour - colour photos of the preserved LNER K4 'The Great Marquess' on railtour duty in the 1960s.

A Lincolnshire Country Junction: The Railways around Firsby - described by Jeffrey Wells.

'Sans Pareil' after Rainhilll - Anthony Dawson relates what happened to this Liverpool & Manchester Railway pioneer after the famous 1929 locomotive trials.

Another way to Liverpool - a page of archive photos showing the ;lost' route between Manchester & Liverpool via Lymm.

'The Eastern Belle' - David P. Williams highlights an express service between Liverpool Street and the Essex Coast of the 1920s/'30s.