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BackTrack September 2023

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September 2023 Journal

BackTrack Cover August 2023Gems from North Wales - three pages of colour from the Cambrian and Llangollen lines.

Tartan Cramptons - Robin Barnes writes about this distinctive 'stern wheeler' locomotives built for use in Scotland.

The Five Railway Stations of Oldham - Jeffrey Wells tells how a Lancashire town came to have no fewer than five stations served by four companies.

Milk Traffic Memories: Part Two - David J. Hayes concludes his overview by looking at activities from the late 1970s up to the 1990s.

The North Staffordshire Railway 'New L' Class - Anthony Dawson introduces an influential design of large mixed traffic tank locomotives.

West Highland Seasons - three pages of Gavin Morrison's colour photographs showing the changing colours of the Fort William to Mallaig line.

'Coal Engines' and 'Coal Tanks' - archive photographs of these LNWR workhorses.

Moretonhampstead and the Teign Valley Railway: Part One - Bruce Laws sets out the story of the Dartmoor branch from Newton Abbot to Moretonhampstead.

Spoilt for Choice - colour photographs by Paul Joyce depicting West London Underground station architecture.

Pay as you Go - George Smith looks into the details of Stockton & Darlington Railway pay bills during the company's early years.

Kippering in Oban - Alistair Nisbet describes a dispute between the Caledonian Railway and local residents.

A Minor Collision - Richard Chancellor reports on an unfortunate accident near the Morris Cowley motor factory.