BackTrack Cover May 2012Peak' Performances - three colour pages of Rodney Lissenden's photos of the Class 45/46 'Peak' diesels in the 1980s. Robinson's Great Central Railway Class 9J 0-6-0 - A. J. Ludlam reviews the useful LNER/BR Class J11 goods engines. Slip Coach Accidents - Alistair F. Nisbet looks at a few mishaps involving the practice of detaching portions of a train on the move. The Garden Isle - Southern Railway promotional material for the Isle of Wight presented by Alan Bennett. Lincoln's Tunnel that never was - Neil Burgess describes the grand plans of the Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway. Really Useful Engines on the Western - four colour pages on the GWR '43XX' Class 2-6-0s. The Evolution of the Gresley Garratt - Philip Atkins looks at how the LNER's 'Worsborough banker' came into being. Road-Rail Goods Traffic and Containerisation 1928-9 - Jeffrey Wells shows how the railways moved into this method of freight handling. British Railways Network for Development - Scotland - John Macnab looks back at the Reshaping Map of March 1967. Passenger Classification on the Midland Railway in the Nineteenth Century - Glynn Waite discusses first, second, third and Parliamentary classes of travel. Great Western Stations - three pages of historic photos from the Pendragon collection. Steam on the Rheidol line - BR's only narrow gauge line in colour. 1960s Railtouring - a picture feature by Roger J. Kell from the great era of steam railtours.
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