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BackTrack July 2023

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July 2023 Journal

BackTrack Cover July 2023To the South West by the Somerset & Dorset  – Gavin Morrison concludes his colour photographic odyssey to the south coast.

Tunnels on the Potteries Loop - Mike G. Fell describes engineering work on the North Staffordshire Railway

Falloden Station, Viscount Grey and the Memorial Copper Beech Tree – Neil Mackay presents a conjunction of local and national history in Northumberland.

Milk Traffic Memories: Part One - David J. Hayes looks at the final years of milk trains on British Railways.

Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Cotton Town Stations - a survey by Jeffrey Wells

Banishing the Blues - colour photographs by Tom Heavyside of the former Glasgow area "Blue Train' electric units.

'Jersey Lilies' - archive pictures of the elegant Great Central Railway Atlantics.

West is West - colour spread of steam at Penzance station.

Lincolnshire and Humberside - East Coast colour photographs from the Simon Lathlane collection.

Trestle Viaducts - a brief description by Gordon Biddle.

Staines to Wokingham - an important route through Berkshire and Surrey described by Jeremy Clarke.

Politics and Nuances at Swindon Works - L. A. Summers takes a close look behind the Great Western Railway scenes.

The N2 Class: A case study in performance - Andrew James considers the important work done by the Great Northern-designed suburban tanks.

Midland Railway Signal Boxes - Richard Foster describes the boxes at Melton Junction and New Mills Central.