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BackTrack November 2023

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November 2023 Journal

BackTrack Cover October 2023The Best Seat in the House - colour shots from the footplate by Dick Riley.

Valves and Pistons - the recollections of a North Eastern locomotive fitter during the 1950s as told to Paul Joyce by Bob Judge.

The 1888 Derailment near Portrack Viaduct - Douglas McNaught looks into an accident on the Glasgow & South Western Railway main line.

Buxton and Beeching - Former railwayman William Walker reflects on a time of upheaval following the Beeching Report.

A Close-Run Thing: Part Two- Saving the Bill - Niall Devitt concludes his account of the creation of 'London Transport'.

Ashchurch for Tewkesbury - three colour photos at a Gloucestershire country junction.

Via the Peak Forest route - three colour pages by Gavin Morrison on the former main line through Derbyshire.

Open House at Derby - three remarkable photographs of a 1960 works open day.

Stockport Viaducts in the news - Jeffrey Wells describes the building of the two parallel viaducts over the Mersey at Stockport on the LNWR main line.

Moretonhampstead and the Teign Valley - Bruce Laws concludes his account of these Devon branch lines.

JSG's Scottish Odysseys - archive photographs by John Spencer Gilks at some lesser-known locations around Scotland.

Names for the New Era - Simon Lilley reviews the British Railways policy for naming locomotives in the diesel and electric era.

The Narrow Gauge Museum at Tywyn - the establishing of this valuable collection described by Rob Langham.