AberdeenBackTrack Cover March 2012 - colour spread of LNER locos at the Granite City. The 12.17 to Manchester Victoria - Alan Taylor recalls a journey during the final months of British Railways steam working. Aspects of Junction Development - Part One - Jeffrey Wells traces the early growth of the railway towns of Derby and Swindon. Minehead Memories - a picture spread of the West Somerset line by Hugh Ballantyne during its later BR days. Whitbread's Trophy - George Smith considers the lot of the railway policeman down the years. Great Western Railway Eight-Coupled Locomotives - David Cullen describes the company's powerful 2-8-0s and 2-8-0/2-8-2 tanks. Steam in the Peak District - archive photos on the Midland main line through Chinley and Millers Dale An Everyday Story of Shunting Tanks - three colour pages featuring the MR/LMSR 0-6-0Ts. The Redevelopment of Liverpool Street 1974-199 - Part Two - Geoffrey Skelsey concludes his account of what was described as 'The shining example of public-private partnership'. Relics of the Storeton Tramway - Rowan Patel describes some industrial archaeology on the Wirral. This is the Age...of the Train! - Jeffery Grayer recalls the successful BR advertising campaign fronted by the late Sir Jimmy Savile. The Opening and Closing of the Spilsby Railway - some Lincolnshire branch line jottings by A. J. Ludlam. A Rare Species - The British and Irish Rod-Drive Electrics - R. A. S. Hennessey surveys some electric traction history. Blue is not a good colour for locomotives - Miles Macnair offers some colourful views on engine liveries. Some Thoughts on GT3 - Edward Talbot remembers an interesting gas turbine motive power experiment. Looks aren't everything - two colour photos by David Idle of the Southern's Railway's austerity Q1 0-6-0 goods engines.
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