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Press Digest Number 23

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373The Other Junction”. Article by Keith Scholey. A short history of Willesden Junction, with 3 pages, 5 photographs and 6 references.
Backtrack. Vol. 18 No. 6 – June 2004
374At Edgehill in 1962”. Article by David Pinniger. One page with 3 colour photographs, including G2 No. 49415 shunting loco coal wagons.
Backtrack. Vol. 18 No. 6 – June 2004
375Tests of Engines on the Midland Division” (between Carlisle and Leeds, November and December 1924) . Article by William Dunn. The article is based around the official report. The test locomotives included Claughton No. 2221 Sir Francis Dent and several Midland Compounds. 7 pages, 5 photographs, 5 tables.
LMS Journal. No. 6.
376Shrewsbury Locomotive Shed”. 5 page photo feature with shed allocation at 21 September 1932. 5 photographs (one a double page spread) of mostly ex. LNWR locomotives (excellent!).
LMS Journal. No. 6.
377Gayton Loops Signal Box”. Article by Patrick Rawlinson. A personal account of working conditions in the early 1950's. The box was an ex. LNWR type 'D' on the up side of the WCML approximately 63 miles from Euston. 8 pages, 7 photographs from the late LMS period, lever numbers & bell codes.
LMS Journal. No. 6.
378Pilots are popular”. 4-page photo feature (8 photos) of Jinties on pilot duties at Carlisle Citadel in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Railway Bylines. Vol. 9 No. 7 – June 2004
379On business at Clee Hill”. Article by Brian Penney. A former Coleham motive power trainee tells of a visit to the Clee Hill branch in 1959, the purpose of which was to sort things out after a runaway on the incline. 7 pages, 10 photographs.
Railway Bylines. Vol. 9 No. 7 – June 2004
380Chwilog”. One ancient postcard of the level crossing on the Afonwen branch.
Railway Bylines. Vol. 9 No. 7 – June 2004
381Euston”. The first of a three-part article about the station. This part extends to 14 pages and is accompanied by 20 photographs dating from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol. 13 No. 9 – June 2004
3822-4-0 No. 790 Hardwicke”. Photograph of Locomotive working a rail tour leaving Carnforth on 23 May 1976 with wagons and vans in background
Steam Railway. No 297
3830-4-0 Lion”. Photograph Liverpool and Manchester locomotive running around its stock at Southport on 24 March 1980.
Steam Railway. No 297
384Special Tank Carr Dept No.1”. Photograph (in colour) of ex. LNWR locomotive, in BR livery, taking water at Rugby in March 1954.
The Railway Magazine. June 2004
385Austerity action at Astley Green”. 2-page photo feature (4 photos) showing steam action at Astley Green Colliery which was connected to the LNWR's Manchester-Liverpool line.
Railway Bylines. Vol. 9 No. 8 – July 2004
386Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway steam railmotors”. A somewhat tenuous LNWR connection, but what the heck… The article covers 6 pages and is accompanied by 8 photographs.
Railway Bylines. Vol. 9 No. 8 – July 2004
387Euston”. The second part of a three-part article about the station. This part extends to 12 pages and is accompanied by 19 photographs, mostly from the 1950s.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol. 13 No.10 – July 2004
388David Jenkinson”. An appreciation of the life and contributions of David Jenkinson with contributions from Bob Essery and Cyril Freezer.
Railway Modeller. July 2004
389LNWR 42ft radial coaches”. Article describing an O gauge kit from Northstar Design, with scale drawings and historical background. (The August issue records that due to errors in the printing process the drawings are short of scale and some parts are transposed. Corrected drawings may be obtained from Peco).
Railway Modeller. July 2004
3904mm LNWR Signal Box kit”. A review of the 4mm kits of the LNWR style signal box and huts from Metcalfe Models.
Railway Modeller. July 2004
391LNWR Company Houses”. A review of our latest portfolio.
Railway Modeller. July 2004
392LMS Operating Costs 1933-1935” (Part One -Freight Tender Locomotives) . Article by John Reeves. During this period the LMS analysed the costs of all the Company's locomotive stock. This first article shows how the ex LNWR locomotives compared with all the other freight engines both new standard locomotives and those inherited at the grouping.
LMS Journal. No. 7
393LMS Signals Part 7”. LNWR 5-Arm ground-signals and signals at Warrington No. 1.
LMS Journal. No. 7
394Memorandums to S.J.Symes from E.S.Cox.”. Further comparisons of ex. LNWR locomotives with other pre-group and standard engines.
LMS Journal. No. 7
395Harbourne Junction”. Picture of Harbourne Junction and postscript on the Harborne Branch (reference LMS Journal No. 3)
LMS Journal. No. 7
396Heritage or Horror?” (British Railway Architecture in Changing Times) . Article by Geoffrey Skelsey LVO. 8 pages, 13 photographs including 5 in colour and 17 references. The author charts the influences on railway design from the earliest days, when there was no experience of what was required, to the present day. He covers practical requirements and, in the case of the big cities the need to impress. Of particular interest to us are Euston, Carlisle, and Francis Thomson's designs for the Chester and Holyhead Railway
Backtrack. Vol. 18 No. 7 – July 2004
397Holywell Junction signal box”. Record of the refurbishment of the grade II listed Holywell Junction signal box on the North Wales coast line. Before and after photographs are included and very good it looks too!
The Railway Magazine. July 2004
398North by North West”. Six photographs of LNWR locomotives from the Pendragon Collection (most look familiar to me). 'Prince of Wales' No. 2249 Thomas Campbell on a down train on Dillicar troughs; '19 inch Goods' No. 1512 leaving Oxenholme with a down goods; 'Precursor' tank LMS No. 6782 leaving Staveley for Oxenholme on the Windermere branch; 'Claughton' No 2420 Ingestre awaiting its next duty at Crewe; 'Jubilee' No. 1930 Ramillies on shed; 'Precedent' No 1527 Raleigh and Claughton No. 1527 on an up Liverpool - Euston express on Whitmore troughs.
Backtrack. Vol. 18 No. 8 – August 2004
399Treasurers of Old Euston”. Photography by John Edgington. Two pages containg six colour photographs of aspects of the Euston architecture. They include the 'Euston Arch', ornamental gates, the Hotel frontage, the 'Great Hall' and the department side entrance.
Backtrack. Vol 18 No 8 – August 2004