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Press Digest No 10
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134Various news items. New method of working introduced on WCMLExplain 'West Coast Main Line'. Euston turns off the power box that has operated since 1965, replaced by new signalling centre at Wembley. Amended plans for closure of WCML at Willesden at Christmas to take account of the needs of Royal Mail. Signals and track upgrading between Watford and Euston. Proof House Junction remodelling completed during August, with photograph.
Track Record. No.45 – September 2000
135Tours of Inspection”. 4 pictures of a District Engineer’s Saloon at Milford and Brockton in 1956.
Railway Bylines. September 2000
136Forum”. 4 views of Llandovery station in BR days.
Railway Bylines. September 2000
137A Tender Age”. 4 pictures of LNWR tendersExplain 'Tender' in departmental use in BR days.
Railway Bylines. September 2000
138Banbury (Merton Street) station”. A 1956 photo.
Railway Bylines. October 2000
139Day of the Jocko”. 4 pictures of ‘Jinties’Explain 'Jinty Locomotive Class' on pilot duties at Bolton, Holyhead, Crewe South and Carlisle.
British Railways Illustrated. September 2000
140Winsford Station”. 2 pictures of the ‘new’ station in BR days.
British Railways Illustrated. October 2000
141A Wigan Goods Depot”. 3 pictures and text about LNWR goods depotExplain 'Goods Depot' at Wigan.
British Railways Illustrated. November 2000
142Traffic at Carlisle Citadel”. Article by Peter Tatlow and M.H. Cobb. 3 pages, 5 pictures and table of movements 0am – 5.40am on 8th Sept. 1934. Comprehensive list of arrivals and departures, with origin and destination and vehicle numbers.
BackTrack. September 2000
142Back cover photo. It shows a beautiful summer’s evening colour view of Watford Junction station, taken in July 1961. ‘Royal Scot’ No.46170 British Legion is seen passing the LNWR signal-boxes at the south end of the station. The photographer standing on the DC electrified platforms.
BackTrack. September 2000
143Article by Keith Scholey. A 4 page history of the Hampstead Junction Railway containing 6 photographs, maps and contemporary drawings, 1 showing the Kentish Town accident of 1861.
BackTrack. October 2000
144Stalybridge in the 1950”. Article by Jeffrey Wells. An article on the joint LNWR/LYRExplain 'Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway (LYR)'/GCRExplain 'Great Central Railway (GCR)' Stalybridge. The piece has 7 photos and shows pre-groupingExplain 'Grouping' signalling and station architecture.
BackTrack. October 2000

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Bluebell News, October 2000

News report and colour photo of the arrival on the Bluebell Railway of ‘semi’ Royal Saloon No.806, on loan from Tyseley. The report says that the vehicle, delivered on Oct 3, may be used as part of the catering train, following the departure of 6–PUL EMU Pullman Composite Bertha to the Swanage Railway.

Roger Carvell

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