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Press Digest No 28
Item Reference
461Carlisle”. Article by Bob Essery. Primarily a photo feature, but includes a brief history. LMS Journal excellence – 16 pages, 17 photographs of which 4 individually cover a full 2 page spread, 4 track diagrams. The photographs are mostly from the LMS period.
LMS Journal. No. 10
462LMS Signals No. 10 – Mechanical Route Indicators.”. Article by L. G. Warburton. The article describes the route indicators that the LMS inherited from the pre-grouping companies and subsequent designs. It includes diagrams of the L&NWR design of 1915. 12 pages, 10 photographs and 8 drawings.
LMS Journal. No. 10
463LMS Times”. Two letters concerning Carmarthen fish trains on the Central Wales Line. Also included is the picture of the ‘Bill Bailey’ with a fish train at Llandovery circa. 1910.
LMS Journal. No. 10
464The Banbury Branch”. Article by Alistair F. Nisbet. A brief history of the line from Bletchley to Banbury, built by the Buckinghamshire Railway and worked by the L&NWR. three pages and 7 photographs from the 1950s and 60s, 5 in colour.
Backtrack. Vol. 19 No. 9 – September 2005
465Can I go to Widnes?”. A four page 'photo and extended caption' feature about various industrial railways in the Wigan area in the 1950s. The systems in question were connected to the L&NWR, hence the (admittedly tenuous) Premier Line link.
Railway Bylines. Vol. 10 No. 9 – August 2005
466Dudley”. A 10-page article about the L&NWR/GWR Joint station at Dudley. The article includes 12 photographs (6 from the 1930s and the others from the BR period) and a pre-war 25-inch Ordnance Survey map.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol. 14 No. 11 – August 2005
467The Last Steam Sheds”. A 16-page supplement looking at – you’ll never guess – BR’s last steam sheds. These obviously include ex-L&NWR depots in the north-west.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol. 14 No. 11 – August 2005
468St Albans Abbey and the Watford Branch”. Article by Bob Essery. Designed to compliment and repeat other work on the line, includes OS maps for 1924 and 1939, L&NWR plan showing signal arrangements and later LMS plan for comparison, 1925 timetable details for all passenger and freight trains and 1952 freight trains. Eight pictures from LMS and BR periods.
LMS Journal. No. 11
469Function at the Junction”. A pair of photographs of the Daventry branch bay at Weedon station, taken in 1958.
Railway Bylines. Vol. 10 No. 10 – September 2005
470Two days at Crewe”. A 10-page ‘photo and extended caption’ feature about Crewe; includes 16 photographs, all taken in the early summer of 1956.
British Railways Illustrated. Vol. 14 No. 12 – September 2005
471Steam Days at Preston” (Stanley Jenkins) . A comprehensive 15 page look at the history of railways in the Preston area from early days to the present, accompanied by a number of photographs of L&NWR interest.
Steam days. No. 193 – September 2005
472Colour photograph of a BR Caprotti Cass 5 leaving Chester General ”. The rear cover has a fine colour photograph of a BR Caprotti Cass 5 leaving Chester General with a North Wales freight, under a fine gantry of L&NWR lower quadrant signals.
Backtrack. Vol. 19 No. 10 – October 2005

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