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BackTrack December  2022

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December 2022 Journal

BackTrack Cover December 2022This was the Somerset & Dorset Line – in the first of a series of photographic feature Gavin Morrison covers the section from Bath to Shepton Mallet.

The Life and Times of Bassenthwaite Lake station – Graham Whalan reviews events on the scenic Cockermouth, Keswick & Penrith line through the careers of its station masters.

Completing the Triangle: The Sevenoaks Cut-Off – Jeremy Clarke describes the South Eastern Railway's new route to Dover.

Harder work than they might have been - archive photographs of the LMSR's not entirely successful Class 7F 0-8-0 goods engines.

Five Railway Bridges over the Big Ditch – Jeffrey Wells describes how the railways had to cross the Manchester Ship Canal.

The Doxford Crane Tanks – photographs by Robin and Thomas Sellers from a Sunderland shipyard.

Roaming through Mid-Wales - four colour pages of the scenic route from Moat Lane Junction to Builth Wells and Brecon.

A few Railway Ghosts – David Brandon relates some seasonal and mysterious tales of the unexplained.

A Double Pioneer: From Early Electrification to Light Rail Transit on the Manchester–Bury line – by Geoffrey Skelsey.

'Western' Summer – Chris Fox retraces his mission to find the last of the "Western' diesel-hydraulics in 1976.

The Kinghorn and Berwick collisions of December 1891 – Alistair F. Nisbet tells how a North British Railway train from Aberdeen to London became involved in two accidents in one night.

Bolton on the turn - American photographer Mery J. Goulash visited Bolton in May 1968 and recorded a railway scene in transition.

The site for Caythorpe station - the location of a Lincolnshire station investigated by Stewart Squires.