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347Queen Victoria’s Saloon”. A photo-feature on the refurbishment of Queen Victoria's Saloon at the NRM. Two photographs show the exterior of the carriage, with crew, in the Victorian period, and the interior as refurbished, with actress Prunella Scales.
The Times. 7 November 2003
348By Webb to Wales”. 10-page article about the activities of the Coal Tanks Explain 'Coal Tank 0-6-2T Locomotive Class' on the Heads of the Valleys line. Article includes 13 photographs (1930s to 1957), a list of all Coal Tanks allocated to Abergavenny and Tredegar sheds from 1/1/1946 onwards and a facsimile of the winter 1946/47 public timetable
Railway Bylines. Vol. 9 No. 1 – December 2003
349Camden in Passing”. 4-page photo feature (8 photographs) of CamdenExplain 'Camden, London' shed in 1958.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol. 13 No. 3 – December 2003
350Preston in the 1960s”. Article by Michael H C Baker. 8 pages and 12 photographs of steam powered trains of the period. A little bit of history, but this article is mostly the author's reminiscences of the traffic and motive power seen in the area from World War 2 to 1968.
Backtrack. Vol. 17 No. 12 – December 2003
351The Testimonials of Wm. Burrows”. Article by John Hughes. John discovered the railway testimonials of his great-great-grandfather who acted as a Contractor's Agent and Clerk of the Works during the mid-1800s. It includes a period on the North Union and Bolton and Preston Railways, transferring with them to the LNWR. 1 page, with historical notes.
Backtrack. Vol. 17 No. 12 – December 2003
352The Glory that was Euston”. 4 page photo feature on the old Euston in the early 1960's. 8 colour photographs of the Doric Arch and Stanier locomotives galore
Backtrack. Vol. 18 No. 1 – January 2004
353The LMS in Later Days - Part 1” (Double Chimneys) . Article by Michael Rutherford. No. 97 in his Railway Reflections series. 10 pages, 16 photographs (4 in colour), 3 diagrams and 20 references. Of interest to us are Webb'sExplain 'Webb, Francis William (1836—1906)' experiments with Large JumboExplain 'Large Jumbo 2-4-0 Locomotive Class' 1532 'Hampden' and 4-cylinder 4-4-0 1501 'Iron Duke' - both illustrated. A variation on Webb's patent was fitted to Pacific 6201 'Princess Elizabeth' for a short period in 1934.
Backtrack. Vol. 18 No. 1 – January 2004
354Return to Sutton Oak”. 3-page photo feature (4 photographs), following on from the two-part article about Sutton Oak shed in the November and December 2002 editions of BRILL (Press Digest items 253 & 267).
British Railways Illustrated. Vol. 13 No. 4 – January 2004
355A Walk around Blaenavon”. Article by Alastair Warrington. 4 pages, 4 photographs and 2 maps. This article chronicles a walk made in August 2002. It includes considerable historical detail and undated, period photographs of Garn Yr Erw Halt, Waenavon station and Milfraen Colliery (LNWR Brynmawr to Blaenavon).
The Welsh Railways Archive. Vol. 3 No. 8 – November 2003
356Letter Re Press Digest Item 332”. Correcting and amplifying a previous item concerning LNWR signals in the Sirhowy Valley, which were at Tredegar and Nine Mile Point (Previous Press Digest item 332).
The Welsh Railways Archive. Vol. 3 No. 8 – November 2003
357Old Crewe North Coaling Plant”. Panoramic double page photograph of the old Crewe North coaling plant, circa. 1938 with ex. LNWR 0-6-0ST (Coal Saddle TankExplain 'Coal Saddle Tank 0-6-0T Locomotive Class') and 4-4-0 in view.
LMS Journal. No. 5
358LMS Signals, No. 5 - Gantry Signals”. Article by L G Warburton. Includes a two-page photograph of an LNWR gantry at Preston.
LMS Journal. No. 5
359The LNWR 0-6-0s inherited by the LMS”. Article by R. Hadley. With 8 pages, 14 photographs from the LMS and BR periods, 3 locomotive diagrams and 3 references. Short histories of the DXExplain '‘DX’ 0-6-0 Locomotive Class', 17-Inch Coal EngineExplain '17in Coal Engine 0-6-0 Locomotive Class' and CauliflowersExplain '‘Cauliflower’ 0-6-0 Locomotive Class'.
LMS Journal. No. 5
360Britannia - Bridging the Menai Straits”. Article by Martin Welch. With 5 pages and 11 photographs. A brief history of its construction, the fire on 23 May 1970 and the subsequent rebuilding of the bridge.
Backtrack. Vol. 18 No. 2 – February 2004
361The LMS in Later Days” (Part 2: Modern Traction Dev) . Article by Michael Rutherford. 8 pages, 13 photographs (5 in colour), 4 diagrams and 29 references. Primarily about the development of electric and internal combustion engine powered traction in the LMS period, this article briefly mentions previous LNWR and LYRExplain 'Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway (LYR)' initiatives.
Backtrack. Vol. 18 No. 2 – February 2004
362The Lanky Radials”. Assuming that LYR locos qualify for an LNWR connection (or is that being a tad cheeky?), Bylines can offer you a 12-page article about the LYRExplain 'Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway (LYR)' Radial Tanks the Aspinall and Hughes 2-4-2Ts. This is Part One of a two-part article; it looks at the development of the class and the various modifications and variations and is accompanied by 13 photographs that, between them, take in the LYR, LMS and BR periods.
Railway Bylines. Vol. 9 No. 3 – February 2004
363Memories of Bow Works”. Article by Alec Swain. 7-page article about the former NLR works which, of course, later came under LNWR management. Article is accompanied by 9 photographs and a pre-WW1 25-inch Ordnance Survey map.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol. 13 No. 5 – February 2004
364Oxford Rewley Road”. Article by John Copsey and Bob Essery. Oxford LNWR station and shed in the Twenties. 19 pages and 27 photographs (mostly by R. Grieffenhagen and mostly locomotives, all in LNWR state) and a useful drawing of the station dated 1906.
British Railway Journal. No. 72 – January 2004

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