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Special Issues

Blakemore, Michael (editor)  Back Track Special Issue No.2 The London & North Eastern Railway, Atlantic, 2001, pp98.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  Illustrated articles dealing with various aspects of the LNER.  4.95

Jenkinson, David  Bedside Back Track: Aspects of Britain's Railway History, Atlantic, 1993, pp144.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  An anthology of twenty six articles in the same style as the well-known Back Track magazine.  5.95

Individual Issues

Back Track Vol.2 No.4: Winter 1988, pp48. Very Good+.  Contents: On Shed, Some Notes on Tank Wagons, The Meltham Branch, LNER Tanks, Signs of the Times, WR around Oxford, Before the Preservationists Came, Diesels in the 60s, Midland Memories, Yesterday at Yeovil, The Battles of Saxby, Onwards from the Stagecoach, Vintage Great Western, Passing the Token, The KESR in the1940s, Yesterday's Observer, and Colour Files.  1.95

Back Track Vol.3 No.2: April-June 1989.  VG-.  Some superficial wear to the covers. Contents: Royal Race Train Duties, By Southern to the Races, Britain's Railways at War, In the Box, Scottish Selection, Eight Coupled Great Western, LNER Class J27, Steam Finale at Marylebone, Crewe at Home & Away, The Delph Branch, Yesterday's Observer, A Grey Day at Darlington, and Colour Files.  1.95

Back Track Vol.3 No.4: Sept-Oct 1989.  VG.  Contents: On Test - Rugby Locomotive Testing Station, Two Unknown, Diary of Decline, DMUs to Crewe, The O2 Class Analysed, Summer Days beside Torbay, On Midland Lines, Axminster & Lyme Regis, The Wooden Bridge, LMS Handbill Advertising, Yesterday's Observer, and Colour Files.  1.95

Back Track Vol.4 No.1: Jan-Feb 1990, pp44.  VG.  Contents: The Transition from Steam to Diesel, The Hardware of Railwayana, Every Facility for Progress, Diesel Singularities, The Scottish Scene: LMS Style, Hatton Cutting, East Coast Alternatives in Close Up, Super D, Lewis Centenary, The Werneth Incline, The Parson Byers Limestone Company Railway, and Colour Files.  1.95

Back Track Vol.5 No.1: Jan-Feb 1991, pp44.  Very Good.  Contents: The Changing Face of Hellifield, Some Thoughts on the Gresley Derived Motion - Part 2, Express Colour 1938 Style, Shepherds Well Station, North of the Border, The Last Years of Suburban Steam on the Brighton Line, Last of a Long Line, Against the Collar, and Colour Files.  1.95

Back Track Vol.5 No.2: March-April 1991, pp44. VG.  Contents: Woodhead, Railway Bridges versus Railway Engines, Tragedy at Irk Valley, Vintage London Transport at Neasden, Southern Steam Freight, William Stanier's Big Red Engines, One Crowded Hour, The Southampton Dock Tanks, and Colour Files.  1.95

Back Track Vol.5 No.4: July-Aug 1991.  VG.  Contents: The Hayling Island Railway, Beyond Aberdeen, Railway Art, Banbury Shed in 1963, The Southern in Devonport and Plymouth, Railways during the General Strike - Part 2, The Influence of Railways on the Development of Holiday Resorts, The Railway under the Lake, and Colour Files.  1.95

Back Track Vol.5 No.5: Sept-Oct 1991. VG.  Some superficial rubbing to the front cover.  Contents: Northallerton, The Railways and the Wakes, Locomotive Manufacturing, Whitehaven and the Howgill Incline, Euston Arrivals, The Urie Influence on the Southern, Pommern leaves Leeds Central, Some Notes on the Faringdon Branch, Sir Thomas Bouch C.E. - Hero or Villain, Rolling Stock Focus, and Colour Files.  1.95

Back Track Vol.7 No.5: Sept-Oct 1993.  VG.  Contents include: The Weardale Branch, Railways & the State, The Decline of Freight, Hops Pigs & Special Trains, The Pig & Whistle Railway, and Jubilees to the Rescue.  1.95

Back Track Vol.7 No.6: Nov-Dec 1993, pp56.  VG.  Contents: A Tender View, The London Transport Northern Heights Division, Disaster at Dinwoodie, Come to the Carnival, Early Footplate Days on the Great Western, Isle of Man Electric, Nine Elms Shed, Great Western Country, Whistlers on the Pullmans, Scrooby & Bawtry, The Evacuation of East Kent: 1941, Rolling Stock Focus, and Colour Files.  1.95

Back Track Vol.8 No.1: Jan/Feb 1994.  Very Good.  Contents include: Wood Green Charter Celebrations: 1958, Edinburgh's Lost Trains & Railways, The Converted Royal Scots, Contrasts in 1964, Early Scottish Diesels, Along Kentish Byways, The Ashford - Newcastle Leave Train, and The End of the Broad Gauge.  1.95

Back Track Vol.8 No.2: March/April 1994. VG.  Contents include: Camping Coaches on Britain's Railways, Railways and the State Part 2, Manor House Collision, The GWR and the Swindon Building Society, Return to Donegal, Junctions at Exeter, Irish Baltics, and Cheddar Valley.  1.95

Back Track Vol.8 No.6: Nov/Dec 1994. Very Good.  Flashback to the Travelling Post Office, 1948 & All That, The Midland's Entry into London, Held at Signals, Midland Stations, The London & Dover Railway Part 2, and Great Western County Class 4-6-0s.  1.95

Back Track Vol.9 No.2: Feb 1995.  VG.  Contents include: Firing LNWR Engines, Memories of Euston, How to Save a Railway, and Gloucestershire Signalman.  1.95

Back Track Vol.9 No.3: March 1995.  VG.  Contents include: Northern Counties Hotel Portrush, The Great Western at Didcot, Steam's Up & Under Day, and The Southern Railway King Arthur Class.  1.95

Back Track Vol.9 No.4: April 1995. Very Good.  Contents include: Coaching Stock on the Somerset & Dorset in BR Days, Difficulties with Bolero Engines, Lord Monkswell & The Great Railway Slowdown, Aspects of War: The Highland Section of the LMS 1939-1945, Was There a Future for Steam, Signals Passed at Danger, and Francis Thompson 1808-95 - An Architectural Mystery Solved.  1.95

Back Track Vol.9 No.5: May 1995.  Very Good.  Contents include: The Pilot Scheme Diesel Locomotives, Southern Railway Corridor Coaches - An Outline History, The Railways of Yarmouth - Part 1, Was There a Future for Steam Part 2, and John Viret Gooch.  1.95

Back Track Vol.9 No.6: June 1995.  VG.  Contents include: Railways & War in the 20th Century, The Railways of Yarmouth Part 2, The Express Passenger 2-2-2, The Revolution in British Railways Freight & Its Publicity, Southern Railway Corridor Coaches Part 2, A Victorian Railway Photographer, The Bury Knowsley Street Footbridge Accident, and An ARP Exercise in Scotland.  1.95

Back Track Vol.9 No.8: August 1995.  VG.  Crease down the vertical edge of the front cover. Contents include: Condensing Locomotives, Provocations: The British Dynamometer Car, The Race to the North - 1895, Carrying the Freight Part 2, Railways & the Suffragette War, and C. B. Vignoles.  1.95

Back Track Vol.9 No.12: Dec 1995.  VG.  Contents include: Were the Standard Classes Really Necessary, Capital Rail Scene, Rates & Fares: Part 2, The South Eastern & Chatham Railway Summer Timetable - 1913, The Great Central in East Anglia, Provocations: Failure? - Part 2.  1.95

Back Track Vol.10 No.2: Feb 1996.  VG.  Contents include: Coach Lighting & Gas Wagons on the LNER, Camping Coaches on the Scottish Region: Part 2, Provocations: Bulleid versus Raworth, A Working Holiday on the Hertford Branch, The Peaks in Retrospect, and The Salford Docks Branch.  1.95

Back Track Vol.10 No.3: March 1996.  VG.  Some creasing at the top edge of the covers - possibly from a paper clip.  Contents include: The Railways of the Wortley Area of Leeds, The Evolution of London's Underground Stock - Part 1, Recollections of The Great Eastern Hotel, Competition and the Railways, Fifty Years on the Railway, The Peaks in Retrospect - Part 2, and Provocations: The Great Western Boilers & The Great Bear.  1.95

Back Track Vol.10 No.4: April 1996.  VG.  Contents include: Provocations: More about Measurements, Route Learning, Railways - A Family History, The Evolution of London's Underground Stock - Part 2, Railway Topics No.9 - Wagon Loading, Poulton-le-Fylde, and Change at St. Boswells.  1.95

Back Track Vol.10 No.5: May 1996.  VG.  Contents include: Great Central - The Real Problem, A Taste of the Highlands, The Evolution of London's Underground Stock - Part 3, Provocations: Sir Nigel Gresley and the Big Four, The Worcester Line, and Salute to the Scottish Standard - Part 1.  1.95

Back Track Vol.10 No.12: Dec 1996.  VG.  The Brighton Electrification Scheme, Four-Coupled Passenger Tanks, Welsh Rail Rover, LNER Motor Vehicles, Railway War Memorials, Pullman in Perspective, and St. Rollox 1951.  1.95

Back Track Vol.11 No.1: Jan 1997.  VG.  Tiny nick in the covers at the base of the spine.  Contents include: Blood on the Tracks, The Quest for Alternative Fuels, The GWR & Collett, and The Grouping Years.  1.95

Back Track Vol.11 No.2: Feb 1997.  VG.  Contents include: By Tube to Rickmansworth, Newcastle in LNER Days, Southern Ramblings, and Bricks & Railways.  1.95

Back Track Vol.11 No.3: March 1997.  VG.  Contents include: The Rise of The Streamliner, Festival of Britain Trains, The GWR Toplights, and Parcels Traffic.  1.95

Back Track Vol.11 No.8: August 1997.  VG.  Contents include: Queen Victoria's Journey North 1888, Those Cursed Sunday Trains, North Eastern Railway Compound Atlantics, and Broad Street.  1.95

Back Track Vol.11 No.9: Sept 1997.  VG.  Contents include: The Foreign Steam Locomotive in Britain & Ireland, The Era of Sir Henry Fowler, Whitehaven Memories, and Football Specials.  1.95

Back Track Vol.11 No.10: Oct 1997.  VG.  Contents include: Manchester & Leeds Railway, Beneath King's Cross, Edward Thompson, and Carlisle Citadel.  1.95

Back Track Vol.12 No.1: Jan 1998.  VG.  Contents include: Locomotive Braking Systems, Terrorism on Victorian Railways, The Short Sea Route, and GNSR Coaches.  1.95

Back Track Vol.12 No.2: Feb 1998.  VG.  Contents include: Liverpool Electric Trains 1935 - 1985, The Southern's Goods Traffic, and Kitson's of Leeds.  1.95

Back Track Vol.12 No.3: March 1998.  VG.  Contents include: Hawthorn Leslie and the Highland Railway, The Rise & Decline of the British Twelve-Wheel Carriage, The Hasting Line Electrification, and Steam at Waterside.  1.95

Back Track Vol.12 No.4: April 1998.  VG.  Creasing at the bottom of the rear cover. Contents include: The Signalling Revolution, The Manchester Sheffield & Wath Electrification, Western Region Lampman, and Railways & the Environment.  1.95

Back Track Vol.12 No.7: July 1998.  VG.  Contents include: 150 Years at Waterloo, Manx 125, The Woodhead Route Closure, and The Great Eastern's Locomotive Legacy.  1.95

Back Track Vol.12 No.10: Oct 1998.  VG.  Contents include: The LMS in Ireland, London's Electric Locomotives, The Claughton 4-6-0s, and The Gravesend & Rochester Railway.  1.95

Back Track Vol.12 No.11: Nov 1998.  VG.  Contents include: The Durham - Sunderland Branch, Steam on the Tilbury Line, Charles Frederick Beyer, and Earls Court & the District Railway.  1.95

Back Track Vol.12 No.12: Dec 1998.  VG.  Contents include: The Great Exhibition & the Railways, Modernisation on the Western Region, Electric Light Railways, and Sunday Excursions to Kyle of Lochalsh.  1.95

Back Track Vol.13 No.1: Jan 1999.  VG.  Contents include: British Transport Films, Rails to Uxbridge, North Eastern Railway Express Locomotives, and The Cambridge - Oxford Line.  1.95

Back Track Vol.13 No.3: March 1999.  VG.  Contents include: The Electric Trains of Newcastle, 0-6-2 Tank Locomotives, Liverpool Riverside & Hasting Line Dieselisation.  1.95

Back Track Vol.13 No.7: July 1999.  VG.  Slight creasing to the top front corner of the covers. Contents include: The LNWR Claughtons, The Coronation Scot in America, The Long Road to 1948, and Running Powers.  1.95

Back Track Vol.13 No.8: Aug 1999.  VG.  Contents include: Southern Railway Timetable 1939, 100 Years of Express Trains, Penmanshiel Tunnel, GWR Creative Identity, Eclipse Traffic 1927, Railways 100 Years Ago .  1.95

Back Track Vol.13 No.12: Dec 1999.  VG.  Contents include: Railway Crisis Management 1911, The Pelaw Main Railway, The First Trains to Eastbourne, and Traction & Timetables.  1.95

Back Track Vol.14 No.1: Jan 2000.  VG.  Contents include: The Paget Locomotive, Railway Postcards, Vintage Caledonian, Steam on the Great Northern Railway of Ireland, and Railways of Ipswich.  1.95

Back Track Vol.14 No.4: April 2000.  VG.  Contents include: Black Harry Tunnel, Mr Hawksworth's Pacific, Gillingham, Beyer Peacock 2-4-0 Tanks, and Grand National Specials in the 1930s.  1.95

Back Track Vol.14 No.6: June 2000.  VG.  Contents include: Aspects of the Manchester & Birmingham Railway, H. A. Ivatt, The Didcot Newbury & Southampton, and A Visit to Dover 70 Years Ago.  1.95

Back Track Vol.14 No.7: July 2000.  VG.  Contents include: Driving Days on the Southern, Tadcaster Viaduct, Underground Main Line and the Carrbridge Disaster 1914.  1.95

Back Track Vol.14 No.8: Aug 2000.  VG.  Contents include: The York Air Raid 1942, Ramblers' Excursions, Other Battles of Waterloo, and Preston to Penrith.  1.95

Back Track Vol.14 No.9: Sept 2000.  VG.  Contents include: Railways - Britain's Gift to the World, The Development of Wembley Park, Midland & South Western Junction Railway 4-4-0s, and Traffic at Carlisle Citadel.  1.95

Back Track Vol.14 No.12: Dec 2000.  VG.  Contents include: The Railways of Skegness, Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Shipping, The Glasgow Blue Trains, and Railway Accidents & the Courts.  1.95

Back Track Vol.15 No.1: Jan 2001.  VG.  Contents include: LNER Locomotive Naming Policy, Train Ferries, Locomotive Standardisation, Derby's Big Engine.  1.95

Back Track Vol.15 No.2: Feb 2001.  VG.  Contents include: The Night Ferry, A Short Passage to Ireland, This was York, and British Steam Locomotive Demography.  1.95

Back Track Vol.15 No.5: May 2001.  VG.  Contents include: Archibald Sturrock, Railways in 1900, The Bowater Paper Mills Railway, and The Modern 4-4-0..  1.95

Back Track Vol.15 No.8: August 2001.  VG.  Remains of old sticker on the front cover.  Contents include: Between Crewe and Shrewsbury, J. G. Robinson's Great Central Railway Locomotives, The Breezy Northern Heights of Manchester, and The Steam Locomotive: Was There Any Progress?  1.95

Back Track Vol.15 No.9: Sept 2001.  VG.  Contents include: Metropolitan Freight, Southern Scrutiny, Railways & John Betjeman, and a Tale of Two Goods Depots.  1.95

Back Track Vol.15 No.11: Nov 2001.  VG.  Contents include: The Taunton - Barnstaple Branch, Emerald Isle Innovation, Todmorden, and The Great North of Scotland in the 1960s.  1.95

Back Track Vol.15 No.12: Dec 2001.  VG.  Contents include: BR Clan Pacifics, The Loss of the Princess Victoria, Drummond's Bug, and Sir Alexander Henderson & the GCR.  1.95

Back Track Vol.16 No.2: Feb 2002.  VG.  Slight wear at the top corner of the front cover. Contents include: Early Days at Eastbourne, The Deltic Revolution, Railway Road Services in North East Scotland, and North Eastern Railway 4-4-0s.  1.95

Back Track Vol.16 No.6: June 2002.  VG.  Contents include: The West Coast Corridor, The Jedburgh Railway, The Irish Railbus Story, and To the Exhibition by Train.  1.95

Back Track Vol.16 No.11: Nov 2002.  VG.  Contents include: King's Cross, Canterbury & Whitstable Railway, King George V and the Railways, and F. W. Webb.  1.95

Back Track Vol.17 No.11: Nov 2003.  VG.  Contents include: The Deeside Branch, Observations between Wimbledon & Waterloo, Electric Trains in Ireland, and Early Midland Railway Goods Locomotives.  1.95

Back Track Vol.18 No.1: Jan 2004.  VG.  Contents include: the LMS in Later Days, British Government & the Railways, The Highland in LMS Days, Polkemmet Colliery, Old Euston in Colour, and the Lymington Branch.  1.95

Back Track Vol.18 No.2: Feb 2004.  VG.  Contents include: Atlantic Locomotives, The Britannia Bridge, The Big Four in 1947, The Oban Line in Colour, The Exmouth Branch, and NER Q6 0 - 8 - 0s in Colour.  1.95

Back Track Vol.18 No.5: May 2004.  VG.  Contents include: Holidays by LMS, The Brighton Atlantics, Isle of Wight Steam in Colour, The Bristol Area in World War II, The Great Eastern Railway at Isleham Station, and A3 Pacifics in Colour.  1.95

Back Track Vol.24 No.6: June 2010.  VG.  Contents include: LMS 'Jubilee' 4-6-0s in Colour, Dover in Folkestone, The Great Central's Southern Division, Railways and the Dunkirk Evacuation, BR Standard Locos on the Somerset & Dorset, and The Stanhope & Tyne Railway.  1.95

Back Track Vol.24 No.7: July 2010.  VG.  Contents include: The LSWR Adams 4-4-0s, North British Steam in Colour, The GWR Speed Record Attempt of 1933, The 'Derby Lightweight' DMUs in Colour, The LYR and the Port of Goole, and William Huskisson and the Early Railways.  1.95

Back Track Vol.24 No.8: August 2010.  VG.  Contents include: Wartime Memories of Swindon, The Turnberry Station Hotel, The LNER in the 1930s in Colour, Reading to Redhill, Track Renewals of Yesteryear, and Northumberland's Railway Highways & Byways.  1.95

Back Track Vol.24 No.12: Dec 2010.  VG.  Contents include: Western Region Clerk, New Stations on Britain's Railways 1923-1972, Brighton Steam in Colour, The Metropolitan Railway and London Transport, The 'Manchester Pullman' in Colour, and The Ship that Sank itself Twice.  1.95

Back Track Vol.25 No.1: Jan 2011.  VG.  Contents include: A Southern Railway Fireman, Thames Valley Steam in Colour, The Abbots Ripton Accident, Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Locomotives, Railway Power Stations, and Settle-Carlisle Steam in Colour.  1.95

Back Track Vol.25 No.2: Feb 2011.  VG.  Contents include: LSWR T9 4-4-0s in Colour, Early Years at Reading, The Pateley Bridge Branch, Steam on the Great Eastern in Colour, The 'Duchess' Pacific Names on the LMS, and Consett & Tyne Dock.  1.95

Back Track Vol.25 No.6: June 2011.  VG.  Contents include: Blackpool Steam in Colour, Queen Victoria in the North East, The Great Central's Entry to London, Waterloo & Nine Elms Steam in Colour, The Midland Railway from 1900, and A Train for Photographers.  1.95

Back Track Vol.25 No.9: Sept 2011.  VG.  Contents include: A3 Pacifics at Grantham in Colour, Marylebone Station, Saddle Tanks on the Southern, Beattock Steam in Colour, Colwick Fireman, and The Wigtownshire Railway  1.95

Postage and packing on all orders up to 10 is only 2.80 to anywhere in the UK.  You can therefore purchase up to five issues of Back Track from this section and still only pay 2.80 for postage and packing.  

Bound Volumes

Back Track Vol.4 1990.  Fine.  Bound in the publisher's dark green cloth featuring the Back Track and Wheel Logo on the front.  Volume 4 consists of the six 1990 issues.  24.50

Back Track Vol.5 1991.  VG+.  Bound in the publisher's dark green cloth featuring the Back Track and Wheel Logo on the front.  The top front corner of the covers is slightly bumped. Volume 5 consists of the six 1991 issues.  24.50

Back Track Vol.6 1992.  VG+.  Bound in the publisher's dark green cloth featuring the Back Track and Wheel Logo on the front.  The bottom front corner is slightly bumped. Volume 6 consists of the six 1992 issues.  24.50

Back Track Vol.7 1993.  Fine.  Bound in the publisher's dark green cloth featuring the Back Track and Wheel Logo on the front. Volume 7 consists of the six 1993 issues.  24.50

Back Track Vol.8 1994.  VG+.  Bound in the publisher's dark green cloth featuring the Back Track and Wheel Logo on the front. Volume 8 consists of the six 1994 issues.  24.50

Back Track Vol.9 1995.  VG.  Bound in the publisher's dark green cloth featuring the Back Track and Wheel Logo on the front. The top front corner of the covers is slightly bumped. Volume 9 consists of the twelve 1995 issues.  24.50

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