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Press Digest Number 15

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210Some Recollections of Pant and Dowlais”. Article by Alistair V Phillips. 1 page, map. The author lived near the ex LNWR Merthyr to Abergavenny line on the 1950’s.
The Welsh Railway Archive. Vol.3 No.4 – November 2001
211Prince of Wales and the Abergele Accident”. Article by Alfred Rosling Bennett. Photography by Ernest W. Twining. 2 pages including colour plate of the locomotive in green livery by This is a reproduction of the story of the accident in August 1868, reproduced from the book by Alfred Rosling Bennett “Historic Locomotives and ‘Moving Accidents’ by Steam and Rail” published by Cassell in 1906.
The Welsh Railway Archive. Vol.3 No.4 – November 2001
212A Newport (High St.) Puzzle”. Article by Chris Gwilliam. 2 pages, photograph of a GWR ‘Star’ on train with LNWR liveried 4 wheeled coaches in the background in the mid 1920’s. The author is trying to unravel some mysteries in the photograph.
The Welsh Railway Archive. Vol.3 No.4 – November 2001
213Swansea Docks Revisited”. 2 pages, map and photograph of Swansea South Dock taken circa. 1865. Part of the Llanelly Railway is in the background, worked by the LNWR from July 1871.
The Welsh Railway Archive. Vol.3 No.4 – November 2001
214Totternhoe Quarries”. 4 page feature on the internal railway system at the chalk quarries near Stanbridgeford with brief reference to traffic forwarded via the ex-LNWR Leighton Buzzard – Dunstable line.
Railway Bylines. Vol.7 No.5 – April 2002
215Heads of the Valleys”. Article by Desmond Coakham. Photography by Desmond Coakham. 8 page feature including 12 photographs mainly from the 1950’s, about the Abergavenny – Merthyr line.
[Notes by RC: Superb photography by the author of the line in BR days, noteworthy is the signalling economy at Dowlais High St. One post carries up starter, while opposite side of post holds down home and fixed distant. The author remarks that the pressed-metal arms would often be bent around the post following high winds on this bleak, exposed part of Euston’s empire.]
[Same issue: Blaenau Festiniog: 2 photos by R.C. Riley showing the LNWR terminus and narrow gauge slate yard, photographed on 23rd July 1951.]
Railway Bylines. Vol.7 No.6 – May 2002
216Blaenau Festiniog”. 2 photographs of the ex-LNWR station in July 1951: a LNWR observation saloonExplain 'Observation Saloon' is visible.
Railway Bylines. Vol.7 No.6 – May 2002
217Dog in the Manger”. 10 page article with 14 b/w photographs about the railways of West Cumberland. Article includes appropriate references to the LNWR.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol.11 No.7 – April 2002
218In Search of Bedlam”. 1 page feature with one b/w photograph and map about Bedlam Crossing near Foleshill on the Nuneaton – Coventry line.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol.11 No.7 – April 2002
219Them Two Big ’oles of Smoke”. 6 page article with 6 b/w photographs about Watford Tunnel.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol.11 No.7 – April 2002
220Whitehaven Bransty”. 2 page feature, including 3 photographs, about the joint LNWR/Furness station.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol.11 No.8 – May 2002
221B/w photograph of the LNWR Royal Train at Ollerton in September 1906 on the occasion of Edward VII’s visit to Doncaster races. (Locomotive is LDECR Class A 0-6-2T No.26).
BackTrack. Vol.16 No.4 – April 2002
222Steam on the Micklehurst loop”. (between Stalybridge and Diggle). 2 page colour photo feature of ex-LMS and WD powered trains in the 1960’s.
BackTrack. Vol.16 No.4 – April 2002
223The Blackpool Central Disaster, August 1941”. 6 page feature with 3 b/w photographs and contemporary newspaper reports. After a mid-air collision, an RAF Botha aircraft crashed onto the booking hall of the station with the loss of 15 lives.
BackTrack. Vol.16 No.4 – April 2002
224Working from Patricroft”. Article by Anthony P. Vent. 6 page feature with 12 colour and b/w photographs of mostly ex-LMS motive power in the 1960’s. Further footplate memories of the 1950’s from George W. Glover.
BackTrack. Vol.16 No.4 – April 2002
225Benn & Cronin Train Indicators”. Article by Jeffrey Wells. 1 page photo feature includes b/w photographs of those installed by the LNWR at Bury, Knowsley Street; Blackpool, Central and Blackpool, Talbot Road.
BackTrack. Vol.16 No.5 – May 2002
226Return to Lancaster”. Photography by Ray Helm. 2 page colour photo feature BR and ex-LMS motive power from the early 1960’s.
BackTrack. Vol.16 No.5 – May 2002
227The ‘Titanic’ Connection”. Article by Sitwell D. Williams. 2 page feature on named locomotives. Includes 2 b/w photos of ‘Claughton’Explain 'Claughton 4-6-0 Locomotive Class' J. Bruce Ismay as LNWR No.209 and LMS No.5914. J. Bruce Ismay was the Chairman and Managing Director of the White Star Line at the time of the disaster, as well as a director of the LNWR.
BackTrack. Vol.16 No.5 – May 2002
228A Pig of a Job”. 5 page feature with 9 b/w photographs about the Garstang & Knott EndExplain 'Garstang & Knott End Railway (GKER)' line in BR days. One of the photographs shows Garstang & Catterall station, where the GKE joined the LNWR main line.
Railway Bylines. Vol.7 No.4 – March 2002
229Super Details and Super ‘D’ Tales” (Part 2) . Article by Ray Fox and Mike Kinder. The second part of the two part feature about the ‘Super D’sExplain 'Super D 0-8-0 Locomotive Class'. 8 pages with 9 b/w photographs of the locos in LMS and BR days.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol.11 No.6 – March 2002
230The Ceaseless Pagent of Shap”. 3 captioned b/w photographs (3 pages) of Shap in BR days.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol.11 No.6 – March 2002
231A Nantlle Piece”. 4 captioned photographs of the one-time LNWR 3ft 6in gauge horse-worked Nantlle Tramway. The photographs were taken in the BR period.
Railway Bylines. Vol.7 No.7 – June 2002
232Rooke at Bletchley”. 2 page photo feature of JubileeExplain 'Jubilee 4-4-0 Locomotive Class' No.45660 at the ex-LNWR shed at Bletchley in the 1960’s.
[Note by RC: page 464: large photo of a Stanier 2-6-0 at Carlisle Upperby in 1935. Visible in close, left background, however, is a substantial part of a LNWR 8–wheeler in LMS livery with round-topped ‘3’ door numerals.]
British Railways Illustrated. Vol.11 No.10 – July 2002
233Frankie’s Place”. 12 page article about Newdigate Colliery which was connected to the LNWR’s Nuneaton—Coventry line. Article refers to the main line connection. The main line or the exchange sidings can be seen in 3 of the 13 photographs which accompany the article. Article also includes 1925 25in OS showing the main line connection and the exchange sidings.
Railway Bylines. Vol.7 No.9 – August 2002
234Buxton shed”. Article by W. Walker. 10 page article The author was the Buxton shed master in 1962/63. Article includes 12 photographs and a track plan of the shed. A second part of this article is earmarked for the October issue of BRILL.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol.11 No.11 – August 2002
235The West Coast ‘Corridor’Explain 'The Corridor' – a significant train”. Article by David Jenkinson. 9 page article with 18 photographs, 14 from the LNWR period and 5 of the interior of the 1908 stock in colour. The article describes the evolution of the train from 1892 to the 1930’s.
BackTrack. Vol.16 No.6 – June 2002
236Hills of the North Rejoice!”. 9 colour photographs of the West Coast main LineExplain 'West Coast Main Line' in the Westmorland fells in the 1960’s. LMS and BR motive power.
BackTrack. Vol.16 No.6 – June 2002
237Between Shrewsbury and Hereford”. Article by Michael H.C. Barker. Recalls his association with the North and West Route during National Service in the 1950’s. 8 pages, 13 photographs, 3 in colour. LMS, GWR and BR motive power, including a GWR King by Severn Bridge signal box, Shrewsbury and ‘Super D’Explain 'Super D 0-8-0 Locomotive Class' No.49028 on Llanvihangel bank.
BackTrack. Vol.16 No.8 – August 2002
238Nearing Euston Station”. Article by John Rimmer. 4 page article featuring a colour print of the 1911 painting by Spencer Gore, with 4 additional photographs and 9 references. The painting features a ‘Special Tank’Explain 'Special Tank 0-6-0T Locomotive Class' and coaches in the Euston station throat. The author discusses the location of the painting and the artist’s links with the Camden area. The photographs include ‘Special Tank’ No.3131.
BackTrack. Vol.16 No.8 – August 2002
239Conway Valley Branch”. Article by Stanley Jenkins. Substantial 15 page article. Several views of LNWR engines at work including a Revd. A.W.C. Mace shot of ‘Precursor’ No.25277 Oberon, heading a cattle train near Tal-y-Cafn. The photo is unique, for it not only shows a member of a famous class in its final years, but also that it was taken in April 1942, at the height of World War Two, when railway photography was liable to get a camera–toting enthusiast arrested.
Steam Days. June 2002
240The House of Winsor”. Ffeatures a fine photo of ‘George the Fifth’Explain 'George the Fifth 4-4-0 Locomotive Class' 4-4-0 No.5000 Coronation at Camden c.1920.
Steam Days. June 2002 – p 351
241Inter-regional working at Oxford in the 1950s”. This feature includes a 1952 photo of a ‘Super D’Explain 'Super D 0-8-0 Locomotive Class' No.49443, on the down middle road at Oxford, amidst ex-GW carriages. The engine has probably arrived from Bletchley with a freight, which it has deposited at Hinksey Yard.
Steam Days. June 2002

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