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0Treasures of Old Euston”. Two pages containing 6 colour photographs of aspects of the Euston architecture, by John Edgington. They include the Euston Arch, ornamental gates, the Hotel frontage, the Great Hall and the departure side entrance.
Backtrack. Vol. 18 No. 8 – August 2004
365Travels over the Central Wales Line”. Article by Hugh Ballantyne. Three page photo feature with 6 photographs from the early 1960s. Of particular interest is the ex. LNWR features of Swansea Bay and Swansea Victoria stations.
Backtrack. Vol. 18 No. 3 – March 2004
366On the Menu”. Article by Ray Farrell. Two pages illustrating menu cards, three of them LNWR. Firstly, the menu from the special which conveyed the Birmingham Corporation to the opening of the Elan Valley dam by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra on 21 July 1904. This advertises on the reverse the through Birmingham to Brighton service, originating at Manchester, which became the ‘Sunny South Express’Explain 'Sunny South Special'. Secondly, the menu from a special hired by the National Union of Teachers for their Conference on 20 April 1904, which has a map of the LNWR, including Parsley Hay, on the reverse. The third is in French.
Backtrack. Vol. 18 No. 3 – March 2004
367The Lanky Radials”. Following on from last month and still working on the assumption that LYR locos qualify for an LNWR connection, Bylines can offer you the second part of the article about the LYRExplain 'Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway (LYR)' Radial Tanks — the Aspinall and Hughes 2-4-2Ts. This part looks at the locos’ post-war working lives — what they did and where they did it. The article is accompanied by 12 photographs and a list of allocations at selected dates.
Railway Bylines. Vol. 9 No. 4 – March 2004
368The Least Known Diesel Depot”. Photo feature (2 photos) of the ex-LNWR shed at Warwick; one of the photos shows the depot in use as a storage point for new DMU sets.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol. 13 No. 7 – April 2004
369Foleshill — The Land of Lost Content”. Article by Michael Rutherford. This is number 100 of Michael Rutherford’s Railway Reflections. 8 pages, 17 photographs (3 in colour), 2 maps and 22 references. Foleshill is on the ex. LNWR line between Coventry and Nuneaton. This article includes some history, details of the rail linked industry and the author's reminisces of his spotting days in the Coventry area. The photographs include ‘Super D’Explain 'Super D 0-8-0 Locomotive Class' 49439 (ex. LNWR No. 36) at Foleshill with a northbound freight in June 1961, and the ex. LNWR signal box at Ordnance Sidings.
Backtrack. Vol. 18 No. 4 – April 2004
370Farming’s Line of Vision”. Article by Keith Hill. A look back on the relationship between railways and the agriculture industry. 8 pages and 13 photographs including 3 in colour. This article charts the rise and fall of agricultural traffic from the 1830’s to decline under BR. Also the migration of agricultural worker to navvy in the mid 1800s. There is little specific LNWR interest, but a nice photograph of unloading Irish cattle from TSS Slieve Gallion at Holyhead in 1908.
Backtrack. Vol. 18 No. 4 – April 2004
371On the Brighton Line”. Article by John Edgington. Photography by Paul Chancellor. 6 photographs of the LBSCR from the Paul Chancellor Collection with notes by John Edgington. Why? Photograph 5 shows a B4 4-4-0 on the River Ouse viaduct between Balcombe and Haywards Heath with a down Manchester / Liverpool / Birmingham to Brighton and Eastbourne train of LNWR stock, circa. 1905.
Backtrack. Vol. 18 No. 4 – April 2004
372Nuneaton and Railways in the Warwickshire Coalfield”. Article by Michael Rutherford. 9 pages, 16 photographs (3 in colour), map, list of local collieries and 24 references. This is a continuation of the previous article (reference 369), with particular emphasis on Nuneaton and the collieries in the area, including standard and narrow gauge industrial lines. The photographs include ‘Super D’ 9351 shunting the hump in Nuneaton’s up yard in June 1931, ‘Super D’ 49350 and ‘F’ headcode freight passing Ashby Junction box in the BR period and the last ‘Prince’ 25648 at Ashby Junction with a Nuneaton to Stafford local in August 1948.
Backtrack. Vol. 18 No. 5 – May 2004

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