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BackTrack September 2019

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September 2019 Journal

BackTrack Cover August 2019For Shunting the LNER - colour spread of the GNR/LNER J50 0-6-0 tanks.

Taken away by Train - The Evacuees' Stories - Gillian Mawson presents some accounts of a momentous wartime period by evacuees and their parents.

Oil Gas Manufacture and its Demise on British railways - Clive Carter notes the changes in lighting of carriages from the 1930s.

First in the Field - Part Two of Mike Fenton's survey of the LNER's pioneering venture into the Camping Coach holiday business.

'Much in Little': The railways of Rutland and Stamford: Part One - David Brandon looks at the railway history of England's smallest county.

Brunel the Hospital Builder - Alistair F. Nisbet unearths a connection between the GWR engineer and the Crimean War.

Waverley Station - three colour pages of steam at Edinburgh's great railway interchange.

Serious Crime against the Railway: The 1861 legislation – Bill Taylor highlights some legal cases brought against perpetrators of malicious acts against railways.

Taunton and thereabouts - colour spread by Tom Heavyside on the west of England main line in the 1970s and '80s.

Exercising 'Greyhounds' - archive photos of the LSWR T9 Class 4-4-0s.

The London Midland & Scottish Railway Class 3 2-6-2 tanks – Raymond Vickers considers the origins and performance of these not particularly successful Fowler and Stanier designs.

Nasmyth Gaskell, Edward Bury and locomotives for the London & Southampton Railway – some early locomotive building issues examined by Stephen Duffell.