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Press Digest Number 13

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176Photo feature on the West Coast route through Warrington”. 6 colour photographs taken in the early 1960’s featuring ‘Patriot’, ‘Jubilee’Explain 'Jubilee 4-4-0 Locomotive Class', ‘Black 5’, ‘Coronation’, ‘Britannia’ and just a glimpse of a ‘Super D’Explain 'Super D 0-8-0 Locomotive Class'.
BackTrack. March 2001
177Railways and Water 1830 – 1923” (Part 2 1890 – 1923) . Article by Jeffrey Wells. 5 pages, 7 photographs and 3 drawings. Continuing the story of how the railways obtained, stored and treated water. Includes photographs of ‘19 inch Goods’Explain '19in Goods Locomotive Class' No.2087 at an unknown location, ‘Prince of Wales’Explain 'Prince of Wales 4-6-0 Locomotive Class' (LMS No.5805) leaving Standedge tunnel, and a drawing and description of a system for filling carriage water tanks from platform level patented by the LNWR.
BackTrack. March 2001
178Photo feature on Penrith”. 6 colour photographs taken in 1965 featuring ‘Black 5s', an Ivatt ‘Class 2’ and a ‘Britannia’.
BackTrack. April 2001
179Photo feature on the North and West route (LNWR & GWR joint)” (Part 1) . 7 colour photographs taken in the early 1960’s mainly featuring GWR locomotives but including an 8F and a Royal Scot.
BackTrack. April 2001
179Photo feature on the North and West route (LNWR & GWR joint)” (Part 2) . 7 more colour photographs from the early 1960’s, including a Fowler 2-6-4T on a Shrewsbury to Swansea via Central Wales train.
BackTrack. May 2001
180A Singular Double” (Part 1) . Article by Robin Barnes. 5 pages, 6 photographs and 2 drawings and features the visit of LNWR ‘Greater Britain’Explain 'Greater Britain 2-2-2-2 Locomotive Class' Queen Empress and train to the Chicago Exposition in 1893 and the ‘Teutonic’ Pennsylvania constructed by Beyer, Peacock in 1888 for the Pennsylvania Railroad.
BackTrack. April 2001
180A Singular Double” (Part 2) . Article by Robin Barnes. 7 pages, 8 paintings/photographs, 3 drawings and a table of comparisons and describes the 4-2-2-0 James Toleman built as a private venture by F.C. Winby and exhibited at the Chicago Exposition in 1893. It conjectures Winby’s links with the LNWR and a WebbExplain 'Webb, Francis William (1836—1906)' influence.
BackTrack. June 2001
181All the Chief’s Men: The Forgotten Army”. Article by Michael Rutherford. (No.76 of his Railway Reflections series). 9 pages, 15 photographs (none LNWR), plan of Euston station in 1837, 33 references. The role of the civil engineerExplain 'Civil Engineering' and his men and the development of the permanent wayExplain 'Permanent Way' from the earliest days of the railways. Includes references to the building of LNWR constituents.
BackTrack. April 2001
182Britain’s Railways in 1900: A Review” (Part 1) . Article by John W.E. Helm. 5 pages, 5 photographs (none LNWR), 5 tables, 15 references. A general review and comparisons, including mileage and fleet composition, and a review of the locomotive scene.
BackTrack. May 2001
182Britain’s Railways in 1900: A Review” (Part 2) . Article by John W.E. Helm. 5 pages, 5 photographs (none LNWR), 7 tables, 11 references. Coaching stock developments, and comparison of fastest trains, passenger numbers, freight tonnages and train mileages.
BackTrack. July 2001
182Britain’s Railways in 1900: A Review” (Part 3) . Article by John W.E. Helm. 6 pages, 5 photographs, 5 tables, 17 references, a chronology of 1900, sources and a bibliography. The financial performance of the top twenty companies compared and railway safety. Includes photograph of ‘Alfred the Great’Explain 'Alfred the Great Locomotive Class' No.1949 King Arthur picking up water on Bushey TroughsExplain 'Water Trough'.
BackTrack. September 2001
183Runaway!”. Article by Michael Rutherford. 5 pages, 8 photographs and track layout from Miles Platting to Manchester Victoria. The story of the runaway accident to ‘G2A’Explain '‘G2A’ 0-8-0 Locomotive Class' No.8903 at Manchester Victoria on 10th December 1947. Includes an excellent photograph of ‘G2A’ No.9369 from the Pendragon collection.
BackTrack. June 2001
184Between Crewe and Shrewsbury”. Article by Michael H.C. Baker. 7 pages, 15 photographs. The author’s childhood reminiscences from immediately post WW2. Includes photographs of 5ft 6in tankExplain '5ft 6in 2-4-2 Tank Locomotive Class' No.46616 in store at CreweExplain 'Crewe Works' in 1950 and (in colour) ‘Prince of Wales’Explain 'Prince of Wales 4-6-0 Locomotive Class' No.25725 on a cross-country train at Shrewsbury in 1938.
BackTrack. August 2001
185The Lost Lines of Betjemanland”. Article by Andrew Swift. 5 pages, 8 photographs. Includes Sir John’s childhood memories of the North London line and his involvement in the campaign to save the old Euston. Includes photographs of the rail approach to Broad Street circa. 1906 and the Euston arch in 1905.
BackTrack. September 2001
186Steam at Chester”. Photography by Brian Magilton. 3 colour photographs of Chester taken in 1963. Ex GWR and LMS locomotives and stock.
BackTrack. September 2001
187Behind the Scenes”. Article by S.C. Allsop. 3 pages, 5 photographs. The author’s reasoning for the absence of smokebox number plates on ex-LNWR locomotives in the LMS and BR period. Includes photograph of ‘Coal Engine’Explain 'Coal Engine 0-6-0 Locomotive Class' No.8204 (LNWR No.2393) on a goods train in Shrewsbury station circa 1930.
BackTrack. September 2001
188The back cover has a colour photograph of ‘G2’Explain '‘G2’ 0-8-0 Locomotive Class' No.49431 “at speed” with a freight at Ashton on the West Coast main lineExplain 'West Coast Main Line' on 12th April 1962.
BackTrack. September 2001
189On the Afonwen Branch”. Photography by John Spencer Gilks. 2 colour photographs taken on 22nd May 1962. One includes the wooden station buildings at Ynys.
BackTrack. October 2001
190Working from Plodder Lane”. Article by Anthony P. Vent. 7 pages, 9 photographs, map of Bolton area in 1950 and shed track plan from 1951. The reminiscences of George W. Glover who started his footplate career there in 1942. The photographs include views of the shed and nearby station, and ‘G2A’Explain '‘G2A’ 0-8-0 Locomotive Class' No.49147.
BackTrack. October 2001
191Pre-GroupingExplain 'Grouping' Holiday Guides”. Article by Tom Wray. Illustrates the covers of 6 holiday guides in colour, including the LNWR publication “The English Lakes” from 1914.
BackTrack. October 2001
192The LNWR in Sheffield
Branch Line News (Branch Line Society Newsletter). No.906, item 624, of 22 September 2001 & corrigenda in No.907, page 228 of 6
193LNWR Picture Postcard” (Part 1) . Lists (not of the cards, but the LNWR’s published lists of them).
Railway Print Society. Newsletter No.108 – September 2001 – pp 9–10
193LNWR Picture Postcard” (Part 2) . Lists (not of the cards, but the LNWR’s published lists of them).
Railway Print Society. Newsletter No.101 – July 2000 – pp 3–7
194Cycling on Old Railways: Holywell Junction to Holywell Town”. Article by John Owen.
The Mancunian (Manchester Locomotive Society). No.222 – May 2001 – pp 75–76

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