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Press Digest No 26
Item Reference
429Comparisons and Revision” (The Grouping and Early LMS Locomotive Policy) . Article by Michael Rutherford. 7 pages, 14 photographs (2 of ‘Claughtons’ in LMS livery) and 10 references. Not strictly LNWR, but Michael refers to the pre-grouping companies and the rise and fall of the careers of their personnel in the new order, including our own H.P.M. Beames.
Backtrack. Vol. 19 No. 3 – March 2005
430Leeds”. The first of a multi-part article about the railways of Leeds. This part extends to 12 pages and includes 13 photographs, mainly from the 1950s and very early 1960s.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol. 14 No. 6 – March 2005
431Newton Heath”. A 6-page article (Part four of four) about the former L&Y station, its signalling and infrastructure, including six photographs and a signalling plan.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol. 14 No. 6 – March 2005
432Coal Tank” (Abersychan & Talywain) . Photograph of a Coal Tank with a local passenger train at Abersychan & Talywain station in the early 1890’s from the Lens of Sutton collection.
Steam Days. Issue No. 187 – March 2005
433Liverpool (Edge Hill)”. Article by Andrew Wilson. A brief history of Edge Hill loco shed from L&M days to closure under BR. Includes numerous photos of LNWR locos.
Steam Days. Issue No. 188 – April 2005
434Memories of Birmingham New Street”. Photograph of ex. LNWR Coal Tank (B.R. No. 58900) on station pilot duties at New Street in 1950. P.B.Whitehouse/Colour Rail collection
Steam Days. Issue No. 188 – April 2005
435Narrow Road”. Article by Tony Gee. Tony describes an EM gauge terminus, set north of the river in London at the time of the Grouping. 5 pages, many photos of the layout.
British Railway Modelling. Vol. 13 No. 1 – April 2005
436On shed at Sykes Bridge”. Trevor Gibson’s O gauge BR loco depot of the 1950’s. 5 pages with many photos of the layout and many LNWR features
British Railway Modelling. Vol. 13 No. 1 – April 2005
437Tanks - a Bunch”. Article by John Gluyas. In the middle of the article John explains how to transform a Bing LNWR Precursor clockwork locomotive into locomotives from other railways. No explanation as why you would want to do that though! 3 Pages
British Railway Modelling. Vol. 13 No. 1 – April 2005
438Berkhamsted Gas Works”. OK – we admit that this is not ‘proper’ LNWR, but the gas works was alongside the LNWR main line and the coal was loaded into the tramway wagons at the west end of the station goods yard. Four pages, six photographs and a 25-inch OS map.
Railway Bylines. Vol. 10 No. 5 – April 2005
439Littleton Colliery”. Another tenuous connection – this time the link is that the railway serving Littleton Colliery was connected to the LNWR Wolverhampton-Stafford line. The five-page photo feature shows steam action on the colliery railway in 1971.
Railway Bylines. Vol. 10 No. 5 – April 2005
440Leeds”. Part Two of a multi-part article about the railways of Leeds (See entry 430). This part extends to 12 pages and includes 13 photographs, mainly from the 1950s and very early 1960s.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol. 14 No. 7 – April 2005

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