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BackTrack February 2024

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February 2024 Journal

BackTrack Feb 2024Seeing all sides at Shipley - four colour pages by Gavin Morrison showing steam in action at Shipley on the Aire Valley line.

A Right Royal Scandal: Part One - David Spaven investigates the controversial closure of the Deeside line from Aberdeen to Ballater.

Ephemeral Edisodes A look at locomotive performance on lesser-known routes in the East Midlands in the 1950s and 60s by Andrew James.

The Missing Link - David Joy looks at the sad saga of the Skipton to Colne railway.

Heaton Locomotive Works Roll of Honour - A North Eastern Railway war memorial described by Iain Kitt.

What the North British Locomotive Company built - colour photographs of the Class 21, Class 22 and Class 29 diesel-electric and diesel-hydraulic locomotives.

The World's first Railway Conductor - Michael R. Bailey traces a connection between the Liverpool & Manchester Railway and the early 19th century emigrant 'pioneers' to America.

'It all makes work for the Working Man to do' - archive photographs of railway staff going about their duties.

Birmingham Snow Hill 1965 - Stephen G. Abbott relives the final flourish of a much-loved station.

Steam in Good Portions: Part Two - Steve Leyland concludes his record of the last years of the Glasgow through carriages from Manchester and Liverpool.

The H Class 0-4-4Ts - John Langford describes the latter work of these South Eastern & Chatham Railway engines with colour and b/w photographs.

Scottish Steam in the 1920s - David P. Williams reflects on the photographic legacy of Ranald D. Stephen, with two colourised photographs of Highland Railway locomotives.