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Press Digest No 13
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176Photo feature on the West Coast route through Warrington”. 6 colour photographs taken in the early 1960’s featuring ‘Patriot’, ‘Jubilee’Explain 'Jubilee 4-4-0 Locomotive Class', ‘Black 5’, ‘Coronation’, ‘Britannia’ and just a glimpse of a ‘Super D’Explain 'Super D 0-8-0 Locomotive Class'.
BackTrack. March 2001
177Railways and Water 1830 – 1923” (Part 2 1890 – 1923) . Article by Jeffrey Wells. 5 pages, 7 photographs and 3 drawings. Continuing the story of how the railways obtained, stored and treated water. Includes photographs of ‘19 inch Goods’Explain '19in Goods Locomotive Class' No.2087 at an unknown location, ‘Prince of Wales’Explain 'Prince of Wales 4-6-0 Locomotive Class' (LMS No.5805) leaving Standedge tunnel, and a drawing and description of a system for filling carriage water tanks from platform level patented by the LNWR.
BackTrack. March 2001
178Photo feature on Penrith”. 6 colour photographs taken in 1965 featuring ‘Black 5s', an Ivatt ‘Class 2’ and a ‘Britannia’.
BackTrack. April 2001
179Photo feature on the North and West route (LNWR & GWR joint)” (Part 1) . 7 colour photographs taken in the early 1960’s mainly featuring GWR locomotives but including an 8F and a Royal Scot.
BackTrack. April 2001
179Photo feature on the North and West route (LNWR & GWR joint)” (Part 2) . 7 more colour photographs from the early 1960’s, including a Fowler 2-6-4T on a Shrewsbury to Swansea via Central Wales train.
BackTrack. May 2001
180A Singular Double” (Part 1) . Article by Robin Barnes. 5 pages, 6 photographs and 2 drawings and features the visit of LNWR ‘Greater Britain’Explain 'Greater Britain 2-2-2-2 Locomotive Class' Queen Empress and train to the Chicago Exposition in 1893 and the ‘Teutonic’ Pennsylvania constructed by Beyer, Peacock in 1888 for the Pennsylvania Railroad.
BackTrack. April 2001
180A Singular Double” (Part 2) . Article by Robin Barnes. 7 pages, 8 paintings/photographs, 3 drawings and a table of comparisons and describes the 4-2-2-0 James Toleman built as a private venture by F.C. Winby and exhibited at the Chicago Exposition in 1893. It conjectures Winby’s links with the LNWR and a WebbExplain 'Webb, Francis William (1836—1906)' influence.
BackTrack. June 2001
181All the Chief’s Men: The Forgotten Army”. Article by Michael Rutherford. (No.76 of his Railway Reflections series). 9 pages, 15 photographs (none LNWR), plan of Euston station in 1837, 33 references. The role of the civil engineerExplain 'Civil Engineering' and his men and the development of the permanent wayExplain 'Permanent Way' from the earliest days of the railways. Includes references to the building of LNWR constituents.
BackTrack. April 2001
182Britain’s Railways in 1900: A Review” (Part 1) . Article by John W.E. Helm. 5 pages, 5 photographs (none LNWR), 5 tables, 15 references. A general review and comparisons, including mileage and fleet composition, and a review of the locomotive scene.
BackTrack. May 2001
182Britain’s Railways in 1900: A Review” (Part 2) . Article by John W.E. Helm. 5 pages, 5 photographs (none LNWR), 7 tables, 11 references. Coaching stock developments, and comparison of fastest trains, passenger numbers, freight tonnages and train mileages.
BackTrack. July 2001
182Britain’s Railways in 1900: A Review” (Part 3) . Article by John W.E. Helm. 6 pages, 5 photographs, 5 tables, 17 references, a chronology of 1900, sources and a bibliography. The financial performance of the top twenty companies compared and railway safety. Includes photograph of ‘Alfred the Great’Explain 'Alfred the Great Locomotive Class' No.1949 King Arthur picking up water on Bushey TroughsExplain 'Water Trough'.
BackTrack. September 2001
183Runaway!”. Article by Michael Rutherford. 5 pages, 8 photographs and track layout from Miles Platting to Manchester Victoria. The story of the runaway accident to ‘G2A’Explain '‘G2A’ 0-8-0 Locomotive Class' No.8903 at Manchester Victoria on 10th December 1947. Includes an excellent photograph of ‘G2A’ No.9369 from the Pendragon collection.
BackTrack. June 2001

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