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BackTrack June 2024

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June 2024 Journal

BackTrack June 2024Via Melton Mowbray - colour spread by Tommy Tomalin on the Midland route via Brentingby Junction, Melton Mowbray station and water troughs.

Protecting the Tube: Part One - Alistair F. Nisbet describes measures taken to secure the Underground system against flooding and wartime damage.

The Lost Junction at Dauntsey - Mike Fenton chronicles the story of a long-lost Wiltshire country junction station.

Barlaston (and Tittensor) - Mike G. Fell reviews the life and times of a North Staffordshire wayside station.

From the Pendragon Archives - photos of the not entirely satisfactory Fowler Class 3 2-6-2 tanks.

Directors' Cut - four-pages colour spread of the Great Central Railway D10/D11 'Director' Class 4-4-0s.

Table 51 Revisited: Part Two - M. G. Sadler concludes the story of the development of the first unified National Cross-Country Timetable.

Day Return from Kettering - Peter Butler recalls a railway outing from 1974.

The Decline of the Manchester Ship Canal Railway: Part Two - Partington and Ellesmere Port - by David Ratcliffe.

Later at Southampton - Following the previous month's steam selection, Gavin Morrison presents a colour spread of the modern scene.

From the Dawn of Public Railways: The Whitby Weighing Machine House - Peter Kain provides the historical context for a survivor from the beginning of public railways.

The Talyllyn Railway in old postcards - Rob Langham offers some reflections on a much-loved narrow gauge line.