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Press Digest No 17
Item Reference
259Handing on the Baton: From Frank to George” (Part 2) . Article by Michael Rutherford. No. 94 in his Railway Reflections series. 9 pages, 9 photographs of mostly Ramsbottom Explain 'Ramsbottom, John (1814—1897)' and Webb Explain 'Webb, Francis William (1836—1906)' locomotives, and 33 references. Continues the account of Webb’s career, from his return to Crewe Explain 'Crewe Works' as Locomotive Superintendent Explain 'Locomotive Superintendent' to the introduction of the first compounds Explain 'Compounding', put it in context of the development of the company and railways in general.
Backtrack. Vol. 16 No. 12 – December 2002
260Shades of Old EustonExplain 'Euston, London'”. Photography by Martin Welch. Photo feature with 4 pages and 9 photographs. The photographs are from the 1950’s – platforms, trains, vehicles, people, the station forecourt and the Doric Arch.
Backtrack. Vol. 16 No. 12 – December 2002
261Tunnel Visions”. Two colour photographs of tunnel entrances, including the western portal to Disley Tunnel on the LNWR Buxton – Stockport line.
Backtrack. Vol. 16 No. 12 – December 2002
262Detail Corner”. Article by G.H. Platt. A delightful detail photograph of ex. LNWR 5ft 6in tank Explain '5ft 6in 2-4-2 Tank Locomotive Class'No.6635 taking water at Chester circa. 1939, with a very detailed caption.
LMS Journal. No. 1
263LMS Signals”. Article by L. G. Warburton. Article includes a full page photograph and caption of a typical ex. LNWR 3–doll balanced signal at Willesden Junction in August 1953.
LMS Journal. No. 1
264Allocation of Engines Part 1 – Western ‘A’ Division 1926”. Article by William Dunn. 5 pages and 11 photographs. Extracts from an LMS document of the same name, covering the allocation and loading of the passenger classes, mostly ex. LNWR.
LMS Journal. No. 1
265The LNWR 0-8-4T Engines”. Article by R. Hadley. A potted history of the class with 5 pages, 6 photographs, weight diagram and table of running numbers, build and withdrawal dates.
LMS Journal. No. 1
266Fowlers in the Field”. 8 page article about the LMS Fowler 2-6-2Ts’ activities in BR days. OK – we know that the Fowler Tanks were not LNWR locos, but the article includes photographs of class members at work at Coalport, Bricket Wood (on the Watford — St. Albans branch), Greenfield (Lancs) and Manchester London Road, and also on shed at Coventry.
Railway Bylines. Vol. 8 No. 1 – December 2002
267Sutton Oak – Serving St. Helens” (Part 2) . Second of a 2 part feature about Sutton Oak shed and its duties. This part, which covers 6 pages and includes 7 photos, concentrates mainly on the shed’s duties.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol. 12 No. 3 – December 2002
268Around the Works”. Four photographs of locomotives at Crewe WorksExplain 'Crewe Works' in early 1954; the locos in question had been spruced up in readiness for exhibition at the International Railway Congress at Willesden shed in May 1954.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol. 12 No. 3 – December 2002
269Handing on the Baton: From Frank to George” (Part 3) . Article by Michael Rutherford. No. 95 in his Railway Reflections series, with 10 pages, 10 photographs of Webb Explain 'Webb, Francis William (1836—1906)' and Churchward Explain 'Churchward, George Jackson (1857—1933)' locomotives, and 23 references. Completes the account of Webb’s career and his retirement and death, with a link to Churchward’s early days as CME Explain 'CME' of the GWR Explain 'Great Western Railway (GWR)'.
Backtrack. Vol. 17 No. 1 – January 2003
270Shed Visits”. 2 page colour photo feature of steam sheds in BR days with 5 photographs, including Carnforth, Paticroft and Willesden.
Backtrack. Vol. 17 No. 1 – January 2003

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With thanks to Roger Carvell, Martin Smith and Chris James.

For the LMS Journal entries I’ve included the main articles and photographs of L&NWR interest. There are a number of other articles containing photographs taken on the Western Division – of excellent quality.

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