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BackTrack March  2023

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March 2023 Journal

BackTrack Cover Mar 2023Going Nuclear in Kent - colour spread by Rodney Lissenden of the nuclear flask trains to Dungeness power station.

Glasgow & South Western Railway Passenger Services in July 1922 - surveyed by Douglas McNaught.

On Holiday to Norfolk - with and without the Midland & Great Northern - Stephen Abbott outlines the history of the M&GN Joint line and its working of holiday traffic.

Midlands Mundanities - colour spread of Tommy Tomalin's photographs of freight trains.

More of Tyson's Tours - archive photographs of 1960s railtour outings by Alan Tyson.

Aspects of the 'Gingerbread Line'- Jeffrey Wells presents the history of the GWR Nantwich & Market Drayton Railway.

The GWR '14XX' Tanks: Small but perfectly formed - four colour pages featuring the popular Great Western 0-4-2Ts.

Engine and Brake Van to Shirebrook: Part One - M. G. Sadler offers an 'Unsentimental Reflection on life for a Freight Guard in the 1970s'.

Burry Port to Cwmmawr: Part One - Bruce Laws looks at the Burry Port & Gwendraeth Valley Railway in South Wales.

To Templecombe by the Somerset & Dorset - Gavin Morrison's photographic journey along the much loved S&D continues southwards from Shepton Mallet.

What we did in our Holidays - Steve Leyland recalls railway-watching around Bolton during school holidays in 1963.

Runaway Train at Wellingborough - Peter Butler notes unfortunate incident in 1933.

The End of the Aberdeen 'Subbies' - Alistair F. Nisbet describes rise and early failure of the Aberdeen local services.