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Press Digest Number 28

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461Carlisle”. Article by Bob Essery. Primarily a photo feature, but includes a brief history. LMS Journal excellence – 16 pages, 17 photographs of which 4 individually cover a full 2 page spread, 4 track diagrams. The photographs are mostly from the LMS period.
LMS Journal. No. 10
462LMS Signals No. 10 – Mechanical Route Indicators.”. Article by L. G. Warburton. The article describes the route indicators that the LMS inherited from the pre-grouping companies and subsequent designs. It includes diagrams of the L&NWR design of 1915. 12 pages, 10 photographs and 8 drawings.
LMS Journal. No. 10
463LMS Times”. Two letters concerning Carmarthen fish trains on the Central Wales Line. Also included is the picture of the ‘Bill Bailey’ with a fish train at Llandovery circa. 1910.
LMS Journal. No. 10
464The Banbury Branch”. Article by Alistair F. Nisbet. A brief history of the line from Bletchley to Banbury, built by the Buckinghamshire Railway and worked by the L&NWR. three pages and 7 photographs from the 1950s and 60s, 5 in colour.
Backtrack. Vol. 19 No. 9 – September 2005
465Can I go to Widnes?”. A four page 'photo and extended caption' feature about various industrial railways in the Wigan area in the 1950s. The systems in question were connected to the L&NWR, hence the (admittedly tenuous) Premier Line link.
Railway Bylines. Vol. 10 No. 9 – August 2005
466Dudley”. A 10-page article about the L&NWR/GWR Joint station at Dudley. The article includes 12 photographs (6 from the 1930s and the others from the BR period) and a pre-war 25-inch Ordnance Survey map.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol. 14 No. 11 – August 2005
467The Last Steam Sheds”. A 16-page supplement looking at – you’ll never guess – BR’s last steam sheds. These obviously include ex-L&NWR depots in the north-west.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol. 14 No. 11 – August 2005
468St Albans Abbey and the Watford Branch”. Article by Bob Essery. Designed to compliment and repeat other work on the line, includes OS maps for 1924 and 1939, L&NWR plan showing signal arrangements and later LMS plan for comparison, 1925 timetable details for all passenger and freight trains and 1952 freight trains. Eight pictures from LMS and BR periods.
LMS Journal. No. 11
469Function at the Junction”. A pair of photographs of the Daventry branch bay at Weedon station, taken in 1958.
Railway Bylines. Vol. 10 No. 10 – September 2005
470Two days at Crewe”. A 10-page ‘photo and extended caption’ feature about Crewe; includes 16 photographs, all taken in the early summer of 1956.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol. 14 No. 12 – September 2005
471Steam Days at Preston” (Stanley Jenkins) . A comprehensive 15 page look at the history of railways in the Preston area from early days to the present, accompanied by a number of photographs of L&NWR interest.
Steam days. No. 193 – September 2005
472Colour photograph of a BR Caprotti Cass 5 leaving Chester General ”. The rear cover has a fine colour photograph of a BR Caprotti Cass 5 leaving Chester General with a North Wales freight, under a fine gantry of L&NWR lower quadrant signals.
Backtrack. Vol. 19 No. 10 – October 2005
473The Making of Crewe – and What Crewe Made”. Article by Keith Farr. Ten pages, a map and 26 colour and black and white photographs from the L&NWR period to the present day. A history of the works from its inception by the GJR to current Bombardier ownership.
The Railway Magazine. October 2005
474Desiro naming”. A short report with colour photograph of the naming of Silverlink Class 350/1 Desiro EMUs after L&NWR ‘Bloomer’ locomotives ‘Archimedes’ and ‘Apollo’ at Euston on 15 July 2005
The Railway Magazine. October 2005
475The Wartime Crisis on the Furness Railway” (Part 1) . Article by Peter Robinson. The article charts the difficulties the Furness (and other railways) had with obtaining investment funds to meet Government targets during the Great War. Of particular interest to us are the areas where the L&NWR provided assistance. There are also two photographs, of an L&NWR 0-6-0 on a ‘Jellicoe Special’ at Seascale, and ‘Cauliflower’ No. 2227 at Lindal Sidings with a train load of North Eastern coke which it had hauled from Tebay. 8 pages, 2 maps and 9 photographs.
Backtrack. Vol. 19 No. 11 – November 2005
476Narrow Road” (Part 1) . An EM Gauge terminus, set north of the river in London at the time of the Grouping. Inspired by Broad Street in layout and in name. (Incidentally there is a nice picture of a Bing Tinplate Precursor Tank later in the magazine).
British Railway Modelling. Vol. 13 No. 1 page 44 – April 2005
477Narrow Road” (Part 2) . Part two of the article on the layout. There is a reference to a web site, http://www.narrowroadlayout.co.uk
British Railway Modelling. Vol. 13 No. 2 page 54 – May 2005
478Trent Valley Tamworth LNWR”. Article by Peter Edmondson. A 20’ x 7’ 6” N gauge layout. the author recalls a former layout of Ilford and West Essex MRC. An impressive layout based on the Trent valley Station and surrounding Area.
Railway Modeller. Vol. 56 No. 651 page 2 – January 2005
479Locomotives in Card”. Traditional methods examined, and 7mm scale models built. Peter Dobson constructed several LNWR and MR-design locomotives using this medium. Includes a "Precursor" tank and a "Prince of Wales".
Railway Modeller. Vol. 56 No. 653 page 156 – March 2005

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