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Press Digest Number 36

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588Patricroft Engine Shed and Station”. Article by Eddie Johnson. A detailed account of this Manchester LNWR engine shed and station, with a history of the locomotive depot's development and workings. Seventeen pages.
Steam Days. Issue 215 – July 2007
589Good and Faithful Servant: Thoughts on the Development of the British 0-6-0” (Part One) . Article by Michael Rutherford. Fourteen photographs with 6 in colour, 4 drawings. The article charts the development of the 0-6-0 over some 150 years, from the Steam Elephant of 1815 to the 1960s. LNWR references cover the Sharp long boiler engines supplied in the 1840s and the genesis of the 'DX'. Eight pages.
Backtrack. Vol 21 No 10 – October 2007
590Joint Line Engineman”. Article by Jim Jackson. Jim Jackson was a fireman based at Newark in the late 1950s and worked frequently over the Great Northern/LNWR Joint line from Newark and Nottingham to Market Harborough. His article includes a history, details of services and motive power used over the years, and a detailed fireman's description of a trip over the line with a number of anecdotes. Fourteen pages, map and 12 photographs.
LMS Journal. No 16
591Memorandum to S J Symes from E S Cox”. This is a reproduction of a report dated April 28th 1931 on an examination of the valve gear of 'Caprotti Claughton' no. 5908 (previously LNWR no. 1327 Alfred Fletcher). 3 pages, 2 photographs.
LMS Journal. No 16
592Manchester Victoria”. Second part of an article about, well, erm … Manchester Victoria station. Article extends to 8 pages and is accompanied by 10 photos from the BR period.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol 16 No 12 – September 2007
593LNWR signals”. One photograph of signals at Preston and another at Alsop-en-le-Dale.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol 17 No 1 – October 2007
594Manchester Victoria”. Third part of an article about the station. Article extends to 8 pages and is accompanied by 13 photos from the BR period.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol 17 No 1 – October 2007
595Swansea's Other Railway”. A 4-page photo feature concentrating mainly on the old Central Wales line in the Swansea area in BR days. 6 photos with extended captions (plus one of the Swansea & Mumbles Tramway).
Railway Bylines. Vol 12 No 12 – November 2007
596Shrewsbury – Still a mystery 100 years on”. Two pages, 3 photographs. It is 100 years in October 2007 since the LNWR's West of England night mail derailed approaching Shrewsbury station with the loss of 18 lives. The official enquiry concluded that the crew was asleep. This article conjectures that there was a brake problem, with vacuum connections not properly made – similar to contemporary accidents on other railways.
The Railway Magazine. Vol 153 No 1,278 – October 2007
597The LMS's Fowler 2-6-4Ts”. A 10-page article about the LMS's Fowler 2-6-4Ts - although the article is not about LNWR locos, many of the 17 photographs accompanying the article show the locos at work on ex-LNWR lines.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol 17 No 2 – November 2007
598Good and Faithful Servant: Thoughts on the Development of the British 0-6-0” (Part Two) . Article by Michael Rutherford. Nine pages, 17 photographs with 6 in colour, 1 drawing and 50 references. This continuation article has little of direct LNWR interest, but there is a nice picture of ‘Cauliflower’ LMS No 8370 (LNWR No 623) at Shrewsbury with a GWR train. (Part 1 is Press Digest reference 589).
Backtrack. Vol 21 No 11 – November 2007
599Sancton Wood, Railway Architect” (Part 2) . Article by Gordon Biddle. Five pages, 10 photographs. This is the second part of an article about Sancton Wood, the Victorian railway architect who worked widely in the British Isles. Of interest to us is his involvement with the stations on the Rugby – Stamford, Rugby – Leamington and Coventry - Nuneaton lines. There is a photograph of his original Market Harborough station before rebuilding.
Backtrack. Vol 21 No 11 – November 2007

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