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Press Digest Number 19

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309LMS Northern Division Passenger Train Formations & Operations”. Article by Niall Ferguson, Peter Tatlow & Arnold Tortorella. 21 pages, 37 photographs and 17 references/bibliography. This article is about Scotland, but it references the use of ex LNWR and WCJSExplain 'WCJS – West Coast Joint Stock' vehicles which can also be seen in some of the LMS period photographs.
LMS Journal. No.4
310Gayton Loop”. Article by Bob Essery. West of Blisworth station, 7 pages, location map and track diagram; five photographs, two of which cover two pages, with full captions. The article illustrates permissive blockExplain 'Permissive Block Working' working in the loops during the 1940’s.
LMS Journal. No.4
311The Tattie Roasters” (Part 1) . First part of a two-part article about the Caledonian Railway Explain 'Caledonian Railway (CR)' 0-4-0STs. OK – we know the difference between the Caley and the LNWR, but the article includes references to the PugsExplain 'Pug Locomotive Class' that worked at Crewe, Trench and Preston.
Railway Bylines. Vol.8 No.6 – May 2003
312Across Central Wales”. An account of a journey on the Central WalesExplain 'Central Wales Railway' Line in 1962. The eight page article is accompanied by 11 photographs which are thought to be previously unpublished.
Railway Bylines. Vol.8 No.6 – May 2003
313The Tattie Roasters” (Part 2) . Second part of a two-part article about the Caledonian RailwayExplain 'Caledonian Railway (CR)' 0-4-0STs. Includes references to and photographs of the PugsExplain 'Pug Locomotive Class' that worked at Trench and Crewe.
Railway Bylines. Vol.8 No.7 – June 2003
314An animal’s view”. Three page photo feature (five photos) of ‘trains in the landscape’ in the Lune Gorge, Tebay and Dillicar in the 1960’s.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol.12 No.8 – May 2003
315Coronation Scot”. 16 page supplement about the Coronation Scot. The text and many of the 27 photographs obviously feature ex-LNWR lines.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol.12 No.8 – May 2003
316An outing with a Compound”. An account of a footplate trip on 41083 on a Rugby-Northampton-Euston semi-fast in the late 1950’s. Six pages, nine photographs.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol.12 No.8 – May 2003
317Return to Ais Gill”. 4 page photo feature (five photos) of Ais Gill in the 1960’s.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol.12 No.9 – June 2003
318More of Crewe Works”. 3 page photo feature (six photos) at Crewe WorksExplain 'Crewe Works' in the 1960’s.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol.12 No.9 – June 2003
319Last Day at Middleton”. Two page photo feature (three photos) of Middleton Top on the CHPExplain 'Cromford & High Peak Railway (CHPR)' in April 1967.
British Railways Illustrated. Summer Special No.11
320Enigma”. 16 page article about Bletchley concentrating on activities from the war years to BR days. Includes 21 photographs, several of which are from the BR period.
British Railways Illustrated. Summer Special No.11
321A hundred miles by bike to Mecca – the story of Basil Spencer”. The exploits of name plate collector and LNWR enthusiast Basil Spencer in late LNW and early and mid-LMS days. Eight pages and eight photos with an introduction by Edward Talbot.
British Railways Illustrated. Summer Special No.11
322Saddleworth Heydays” (Jeffrey Wells) . 3 pages, seven photographs including three from the LNWR period, five notes and references. A short history of the railway in this area. The photographs have very detailed captions.
Backtrack. Vol.17 No.7 – July 2003
323Bescot Memories”. Article by John Reohorn. 5 pages, six photographs and a map of the area. A short history, including traffic, around Bescot Junction. Three photographs show ‘Super Ds’Explain 'Super D 0-8-0 Locomotive Class' in the BR period.
Backtrack. Vol.17 No.7 – July 2003
324The Dobbins of Watford”. 4-page photo feature (eight photos) of JintiesExplain 'Jinty Locomotive Class' at Watford in BR days.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol.12 No.10 – July 2003
325Auden on Railways”. Article by Robert Forsythe. 5 pages, seven photographs. Describes the influence of railways on the poet, particularly the West Coast main lineExplain 'West Coast Main Line'. The photographs include a Prince of WalesExplain 'Prince of Wales 4-6-0 Locomotive Class' and a ClaughtonExplain 'Claughton 4-6-0 Locomotive Class' leaving Crewe and a Claughton at Perith (both LMS), and CauliflowerExplain '‘Cauliflower’ 0-6-0 Locomotive Class' No.87 in LNWR livery at Penrith in 1925.
Backtrack. Vol. 17 No. 8 – August 2003
326Beyond the Great Central Railway London Extension! The railway photographs of S.W.A. Newton”. Article by Gary Boyd-Hope. 7 pages, 10 photographs. A short history of the photographer and his photographs. The railway photographs are held at the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland and include LNWR subjects. Those printed here are from all over the country, but include an excellent one taken on the bay platform at Aylesbury circa. 1897.
Backtrack. Vol. 17 No. 8 – August 2003
327Stations Great and Small”. Photo feature of two pages and six colour photographs. Of interest is a photograph of the station throat at Euston in March 1963 as reconstruction got under way. It includes the paraphernalia of the steam age including turntable, double outlet parachute water tankExplain 'Parachute Water Tank' and a stationary boiler which appears to be of LNWR origin.
Backtrack. Vol. 17 No. 8 – August 2003
328LNWR Signal Box”. Article by Peter Leyland. 2-page colour article on the construction in plastic sheet of a 7mm LNWR signal box based on Spratton, on the Northampton to Market Harborough line. A convincing model.
British Railway Modelling. July 2003
329Rolling stock news: LNWR balcony Saloon (KESR No.82) which was previously in private ownership has now become Tenterden Railway Company Ltd property. Coach purchased by a number of donors and the vehicle will now have a brake gear overhaul and repaint.
The Tenterden Terrier. No.90 – Spring 2003
330A rake of LNWR tenders in use at Cromford.”. Photography by Derek Clayton. Showing the tender featured whole looks like an original Ramsbottom design six-wheeler but with the centre axle removed. Still bearing LMS tender initials the photo was taken in 1952.
Railway Bylines. Vol 8 No.5 – April 2003
331LNWR and LMS at Oxford”. Article by Laurence Waters. 7-page feature. Photographs include Oxford Rewley Road station c.1914, Rewley Road engine shed (from a USAAF 8th Air Force joint collection) and an unusual (for the class) view of an LYR 4-6-0 at Oxford on an excursion from Blackpool. Also of note is a picture of the railmotor halt at Port Meadow, opened in 1905 and closed in 1926.
Steam Days. April 2003

Christopher Hill and I are now endeavouring to update the Press Digest on the Webb site as soon as we have details – approximately monthly – so those with Internet access do not have to wait three months to find out what’s “current”.

Advance notices:

  • Member Roger Stapleton has an article on his layout entitled “LNWR – Steam Shed 1901” in the September edition of Railway Modeller. The layout was shown recently at CreweWorks.
  • Martin Smith promises a bumper LNWR content in the August 2003 issue of Railway Bylines.