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Number 11 (2005)

The Railway in the landscape. 2-3.
Britannia bridge across Menai Strait, c1890.

Christensen, Mike. Annan (Shawhill) and the Solway Viaduct. 4-18.
Solway Junction Railway: constructed to link the Caledonian Railway at Kirtlebridge with the railways accessing to the Cumbrian iron ore supplies, thus avoiding congestion in Carlisle. The main feature of the line was a lightly constructed viaduct across the Solway which was seriously damaged by ice. The line opened to Annan in 1869, but the viaduct was not opened to passenger traffic until 8 July 1870. Running powers over the NBR Silloth branch from Kirkbride Junction to Abbey Junction enabled the CR to reach the Maryport & Carlile line at Brayton in Cumberland. Severe ice damage to the viaduct in Januatu 1881 led to closure until 1884. The viaduct closed during the latter part of WW1 and reopened briefly in 1920 and finally closed in 1921. The Annan branch survivedd longer..

Map (skeletal) 4
Viaduct looking north from shore (DSM Barrie), Rly Mag, 1932 January 5
Viaduct looking north from bridge deck c1930 6u
Viaduct decking 6l
Viaduct looking south 7u
gap in decking looking down onto girders and Solway 7l
Bowness station looking towards junction with NBR 8
Compound and Manson 4-6-0 on express passing junction between former GSWR & Solway Junction Rly 9u
Annan (Shawhill) 9l
CR 4-4-0T No. 15027 at Annan (Shawhill) 10
CR 4-4-0T No. 15027 off rails at Annan whilst shunting 11
CR 4-4-0T No. 15027 enlargement of sun device on smokebox door 11e
CR 4-4-0T No. 15027 approaching Annan with single coach 12
CR 4-4-0T No. 15027 approaching Annan on mixed train 13u
CR 4-4-0T No. 15027 same train with its crew on arrival 13l
CR 4-4-0T No. 15027 pauses between shunting at Kirtlebridge (excellent view of locomotive) 14u
CR 4-4-0T No. 15027 leaving Annan with long mixed train 14m
CR 0-6-0 No. 17101 (Neilson, 1868) No. 17101 at Annan with single coach 14l
17101 at Annan with Barrie and Aston? authors of Rly Mag article. 15ul
Oban bogie 4-4-0 with four-wheel tender at Annan 15ur
Dunalastair II 4-4-0 No. 14432 with single coach approaching Annan (not Dunalastair II but Pickersgill 113: see letters from Jim MacIntosh and Bill Aves: 12 p. 70) 15l
train above at Annan Shawhill with nameboard giving full name rather than Annan (J.J. Cunningham) 16
Ordnance Survey plan 1903: Annan station 17
Pickersgill 113 class No. 14432 at Annan 18u
Pickersgill 4-4-0 No. 14463 with mixed train on last day of passenger service: 25 April 1931 18l

Fly shunted 1. [Atbara class 3382 Mafeking at Pontypool Road]. 19.
John Alsop forwarded postcard view: see also front cover and page 86 lower in Issue 9.

Fidczuk, Peter. Gas by rail Part 2: Imperial Chemical Industries. 20-41.
Covers the period from 1930 to the 1950s when ICI was the major producer and transporterr of chlorine. The Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR) recommended that water gas welding should be employed in the construction of pressure vessels for chlorine. See also letter in Issue 12 p. 70 from Albyn Austin noting Hornby Dublo of chlorine tank and comment on renumbering of tanks.

Down postal [correspondence]. 42.
Some GN corrections. Allan Sibley.
See Issue 10 page 7: concerning caption: K1 0-8-0 haulage capacity was 52 loaded wagons on the up jouney; Confirms NLR origins of coach visible in picture on p. 20 (Issue 10); suggests that caption is incorrect for picture of page 88 lower: Michael Vanns Illustrated history of Great Northern Railway signalling (2000) states that GNR signal boxes were built by signalling contractors but to GNR designs. Also adds information about orientation of NER 4-4-0 (page 10) and mishap involving Hornsey water tank (page 12 upper).
Lancaster L&Y. Alan Cliff.
See illustration Issue 10 p. 67 upper: argues that Lancaster Midland Railway shed was improbable location for LYR 4-4-0
More on the Hull & Barnsley card. Mick Nicholson.
See Issue 10 p. 41 letter from Nick Fleetwood: states that probably No. 34 at Leeds Wellington Street 9 June 1906.
2F or not 2F. Tom Lloyd.
See Issue 10 p. 50 top: not NSR E class, but MR 2F
Memories of Harringay and Hornsey. R. Hawkins.
See Issue 10: p. 12 lower caption refers to Henry Stirling!; Remaining observations relate to text (begins p. 4) p. 24 footpath to Dagmar Road not closed until about 1958. Also mentions a "tunnel". These issues led to a response from A.A. Jackson on p. 70 of Issue 12
Rugby to Leicester. D. Horne.
See Issue 9 page 86 upper: could not be a train for Leicester as signalling did not permit a move in that direction
Old Pontypool Road. Desmond Coakham
See Issue 10 page 40 letter from Ian Griffiths referring back to front cover of Issue 9 (painting of train at Pontypool Road)
North London carriage. Michael V.E. Dunn
See RA 10 page 20: NLR vehicle
Pouteau update – RA 10. Barry C. Lane
See feature in 10 page 65 et seq: Interesting letter in that it comments upon L&YR locomotive classification and approves of the avoidance of Rush's system (which was not an official classication: that used numbers as employed by the GWR). Also observations on caption writers notes on painting over of brasswork on splashers, and specific note on illus. on page 74 lower: tender weatherboards were provided to protect footplates crews from water spilling from fillers at front of tenders.

Scott-Morgan, John and  Neil Parkhouse. The Gillford Collection Part 1: The Great Northern around Nottingham. 43-55.

Stirling 8ft single 4-2-2 No, 1006 at Nottingham Victoria in April 1906 44u
C1 4-4-2 No. 1404 leaving turntable at Nottingham Victoria c1905 44m
Small boilered Atlantic No. 258 at Nottingham Victoria 44b
Stirling 120 class 0-4-4BT at Nottingham Victoria on Shirebrook train 1906 45u
6ft 6in 2-4-0 No. A291 at Nottingham Victoria on 8 January 1909 45l
D2 4-4-0 No. 1360 at Nottingham Victoria c1912 46u
206 class 2-4-0 No. 204 at Gedling c1908 with passenger train for Basford 46l
L1 0-8-2T No. 137 at Ilkeston with miners' train 47
78 class 2-4-0 No. 78 at Daybrook with passenger train for Nottingham Victoria on 5 September 1909 48u
0-4-4BT No. 516 at Daybrook on 16 May 1912 with train for miners (colliers) 48l
D2 4-4-0 No. 316 at Daybrook with two bogie corridor coaches for Nottingham Victoria on 23 September 1912 49u
J15 0-6-0ST shunting at Daybrook on 23 September 1912 49l
369 class 0-6-0 No. 197 at Basford & Bulwell with train of 6-wheel carriages, c1910 50u
G1 0-4-4T No. 822 at Basford & Bulwell with passenger train for Pinxton, c1920 50l
J22 0-6-0 No. 35 at Basford & Bulwell with miners' train on 1 May 1913. See also letters in Issue 12 page 70 from Michael Hardy concerning unacceptable name given to this train which carried colliers and which suggests extent of original photographic collection, and from R.H. Horn concerning livery of J22 class (probably Gresley grey). 51u
G1 0-4-4T No. 940 at Basford & Bulwell c1912 51l
D2 4-4-0 No. 1353 at Basford & Bulwell on 18 December 1910 52u
K1 0-8-0 No. 410 at Basford & Bulwell c1912 52l
K1 0-8-0 No. 448 at Basford & Bulwell c1920 53
1061 series 2-4-0 No. 1062 at Basford & Bulwell on 11 May 1913 54u
Small Atlantic No. 985 in Basford & Bulwell bay platform with corridor stock 54l
Small Atlantic No. 259 at Basford & Bulwell in 1912 55u
1031 series 0-6-0 No. 1035 at Daybrook on freight on 5 June 1913 55l

Fly shunted 2. 56.
Cheltenham Leckhampton
Looking west in 1953
Midland Railway wagon works.
but where

Alsop, John. Pouteau listings. Part 11: The London, Brighton & South Coast Railway. Part 1. 57-76.

B4 4-4-0 No. 58 Kitchener at London Bridge, c1904 58u
B1 0-4-2 Hayling and B class 2-4-0 Bickersteth at Victoria 58l
G class 2-2-2 No. 326 Grosvenor on down passener train at Balham c1906 (NB six-wheel carriage with central lavatory) 59
D1 0-4-2T Wallington at New Cross shed, c1905 60u
B2 4-4-0 on Pullman train near Balham 60m
B2 4-4-0 No. 207 Brunel near Balham 60b
G class 2-2-2 No. 326 Grosvenor on train of 4-wheel empty stock at Three Bridges 61u
E4 0-6-2T No. 580 Sharmanbury (photographer may have been F. Burtt) 61l
E4 0-6-2T No. 490 Bohemia (lever reverse clearly visible) at London Bridge 63u
E4 0-6-2T No. 491 Hangleton at London Bridge with Stephenson Vlark 7-plnk wagon No. 3575 in background 63l
A1 Terrier No. 673 Deptford at Brighton on Kemp Town train 64u
D1 No. 239 Patcham derailed on freight train at Cocking on 9 September 1904 64l
G class 2-2-2 No. 326 Grosvenor on short down Pullman train at Balham in 1907 65u
H1 4-4-2 No. 41 inside Victoria 65l
G class 2-2-2 No. 326 Grosvenor on Littlehampton shed 66
D1 No. 275 Cranleigh 67u
E1 0-6-0T No. 119 Rochelle at Lewes 67l
A1 Terrier No. 643 with balloon coach at Brighton 68u
2-2-2 No. 325 Abergavenny in Lewes station with train including carriage on carriage truck 68m
B2 No. 213 Bessemer at Three Bridges 68l
C3 0-6-0 No. 302 at Brighton 69u
C2 0-6-0 No. 536 at Brighton 69l
B4 4-4-0 No. 53 Richmond at Westbourne Park 70ul
I1 4-4-2T No. 597 departing Paddington for Brighton in 1906 70ur
A1 Terrier No. 82 Boxhill running as 2-4-0T 70l
E5 No. 399 Middleton running as 2-4-2T 71u
B4 No. 73 at Fratton 71l
B4 No. 55 Emperor on Sunny South Express (LNWR stock) at Balham: photograph probably by C.A. Copping 72u
B4 No. 60 Kimberley at East Croydon 72l
B1 0--4-2 departing Littlehampton with semi-fast 73
C2 0-6-0 No. 524 (Vulcan class) 74
B4 No. 49 inside Victoria station. See also letter in 12 p.70 from M. Back on electrical depression bars. 75u
B1 0-4-2 No. 189 Edmund Blount (had nameplates been removed) with Hammond air-heating apparatus at Brighton 75l
Victoria station with D1 arriving 76u
H1 4-4-2 No. 40 76l

Digby, Nigel J.L. Marriott reinforced concrete signal posts. 77-85.
William Marriott of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway manufactured ferro-concrete fence posts, and from 1915 signal posts, at Melton Constable. During WW1 he was asked by the Government to develop building blocks for postwar housing. Suggests that when LNER took over the MGNJR the formers and instructions were taken to Lowestoft and "quietly forgotten" possibly due to patents rights, although before that concrete signal posts had been employed on other railways; Illus.: Melton Constable bracket signal 1922; Melton West advanced starter for Cromer line; Melton bracket signal and concrete telegraph post, portrait of William Marriott with beard (suggests wife forced him to grow one, but North Norfolk winters more likely cause). Marriott's "trade mark" on gate post; concrete casting works at Melton Constable; double arm signal at Eye Green (also concrete sleepers with bullhead rail). extant signal post at Sheringham West down distant (fully exposed to breezes from Spitsbergen) and diagram. See also letter from Allan Silbey (Issue 12 p. 69) concerning "siting committee" which gives interesting information on work of sighting committee to ensure correct location of colour light searchlight signals on Lea Valley Line, especially on sharp curves in Clapton area..

Parkhouse, Neil. Wish you were here? Railway postcards of Shropshire. 86-95.

States Ironbridge (but is Coalport Bridge) c1908 looking over Severn to LNWR Coalport station. See flood of letters in Issue 12 from Michael Dunn  Richard Bradley, Alan Rhodes and Peter Swift (presumably all visitors to the nearby pub) also spotted error. 86
Ironbridge c1906 looking north with station (roof under repair) and 2-4-0 on passenger train heading west: town behind 87
Coalport station (GWR Severn Valley line) c1910 88u
Eardington station: GWR 88l
Abdon Clee Quarry: Manning Wardle (626/1876) 0-6-0ST Trent with train of internal wagons, c1909 89
Tenbury station (in Shropshire) with steam railmotor (railcar) and Class 517 0-4-2T, c1908 90u
Craven Arms station with standard goods 0-6-0 No. 453 heading south and LNWR gas tank wagon in a bay, c1906 90l
Broome station (LNWR): also reproduced Br. Rly J., 1993, 5, (47), 332-3: caption therein noted sombre nature of passengers 91u
Horderley on Bishops Castle Railway in 1920s with lady on platform and Kitson 0-6-0 Carlisle in late 1920s? 91m
Bishop's Castle station with train of  ex-LNWR chain brake 4-wheel carriages 91b
Plealey Road station with party of Medthodists: shows twin signal arm slotted signal and level crossing 92u
Minsterley terminus station 92l
Kinnerley station, Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Railway with Ilfracombe Goods on mixed train, 1920s 93u
3824 County of Cornwall crossing Severn Bridge Junction (signal box behind) at Shrewsbury: pre-WW1 date suggested: KPJ favours 1920s 93m
Baschurch station 93l
Hadnall station 94u
Adderley station looking north c1910 94m
Hodnet station c1905 94l
Horsehay station c1910 95u
Coalbrookdale station c1910 95m
Rushbury station 95l

Fly shunted 3: Bridgnorth. 96
c1875 view looking towards tunnel of station (looking very new) with town above, timber traffic in station awaiting loading, road down to Severn and two churches all clearly visible: remarkable clarity.

Number 12 (2006)

The Railway in the landscape [Royal Albert Bridge]. 2-3
c1865: looking towards Saltash

Mullay, A.J.  and Neil Parkhouse. Oil for coal: the plan to convert British steam locomotives to oil fuel, 1945-48. 4-15; 62-8.
Due to a severe shortage of coal in the immediate post-WW2 period the railways were encouraged to adopt oil-firing in spite of a shortage of finance to pay for the oil. This was part of Britain's desperate economic problems which faced or were created by the Attlee administration which came to power in 1945. The GWR anticipated Government policy and was taking measures to introduce oil firing and progress was sufficient to enable oil-firing to be become moderately widespread as is shown by the illustrations. The Southern was also fairly rapid in its implementation, again as is shown by the illustartions. The LMS converted several locomotives (mainly 7F 0-8-0s), but the LNER contribution was one locomotive (a WD 2-8-0). Inevitably, this is mainly about conversion on the Great Western Railway, Text mentions comversions on NCC (W class Mouls Nos. 100/1)

2-6-0 No. 6320 passes Gloucester Horton Road engine shed with express on 26 April 1947 (W. Potter) 4
GER 2-4-0 No. 760 Petrolea 5
converted tender for 2802 6
5955 Garth Hall modified ex-Swindon 6
5955 Garth Hall on inaugural train 6
5955 tender (ex-GWR Mag) 7
5955 driver at controls (ex-GWR Mag) 7
5955 at Paddington with Viscount Portal and Hawksworth (ex-GWR Mag) 7
oil fuelling plant at Severn Tunnel Junction 8
4808 (ex-2834) on mixed freight 9
5083 Bath Abbey in December 1946 10u
oil fuelling plant at Swindon in 1947 10l
4856 (ex-3803) on passenger train at Reading probably in late 1947 (R.K. Blencowe) 11u
3904 (ex-4972) St Brides Hall passing Southall on up express on 20 September 1947 (A. Delicata) 11m
3954 (ex-5986) Arbury Hall in May 1947 11bl
3903 (ex-4907) Broughton Hall at Old Oak Common in December 1947 (A. Delicata) 11br
diagrams of  modifications to locomotive and tender from Loco. Rly Carr. Wagon Rev., 1947, 53, 15 March pp.12-13 12-13
T9 No. 114 at Eastleigh in late 1947 14u
tender of N15 No. 740 Merlin at Eastleigh in 1948 (S.C. Townroe) 14l
N15 No. 749 Iseult at Eastleigh on 10 April 1948 (W. Gilburt) 15u
N No. 1831 at Eastleigh (B. Aswell) 15m
21C119 Bideford after fire in oil bath at Eastleigh in May 1948 (S.C. Townroe) 15b
T9 No. 280 in October 1947? (W. Gilburt) 62u
L11 No. 148 at Eastleigh in October 1947(W. Gilburt) 62m
L11 No. 148 at Andover Junction in 1948 (A.W.V. Mace) 62l
8F as WD 70300 at Crewe on 5 December 1948 (F.A.. Wycherley): see letter from John Edgington (13-59) which corrects caption: 8F not converted to oil fuel, but former NBL-constructed WD oil-burner returned to UK and LMR in April 1948 as 48246. Similar letter from Bill Aves (13-59) which also noted returned from Iran, stored at Crewe for over a year and entered service as 48246 in December 1949. 63
3953 Leighton Hall at Olton on local passenger in 1948 64u
4807 (ex-2848) climbing Dainton Bank with freight in late summer of 1947 (John Scott-Morgan) 64m
4808 at Plymouth Laira on 8 August 1948 64b
100 A1 Lloyds piloting coal burning Hall on express on 24 June 1948 65u
4855 (ex-3813) in sparrkling condition at Plymouth Laira 65m
5079 Lysander at Truro in January 1947 (O.S. Nock) See also Nock's Fifty years of Western running Table 85 p. 290 65b
3955 Haberfield Hall at Newton Abbot on 3 August 1948 (W. Potter) 66
L11 No. 157 at Eastleigh on 2 June 1951 (W. Potter) 67t
D15 No. 463 at Eastleigh on 2 June 1951(W. Potter) 67um
abandoned tanks at Swindon on 2 December 1951 67lm
two LNWR tenders with tanks at Eastleigh c1951 (S.C. Townroe); see letter from Bill Aves (13-59) which cites Rly Obsr, 1947 (Oct) which noted that tenders converted for oil storage eraly in WW2. 67b

MacIntosh, Jim. Blue pigments and Caledonian locomotives. 16-24.
The Caledonian Railway appears to have painted its locomotives in both dark blue (which was probably very similar to the colour used by the Great Eastern Railway) and in a lighter shade. Amongst the problems which the author confronts are terminology (Royal blue, sky blue, the blue of the Saltire, etc) and the very great difference in paints based upon ultramarine and on Prussian blue. Like all colours perceptions are dependent upon, the presence of other colours (the background colour of numberplates, for instance, and in light intensities and overall backgrounds. Five books on paints and pigments contemporary with the CR have been analysed to show the different characteristics of paints based upn ultramarine and Prussian blue. The official records have also been surveyed. The article is illustrated in both black & white and in colour. See also letter from KPJ (Issue 13 p. 60) concerning the quality of the lithographs reproduced in the Railway Magazine.

fourteen Dunalastair I and II 4-4-0s at Carlisle Kingmoor on 7 September 1899 (day when works outing from St Rollox Works was to Carlisle). 16
4-6-0 No. 50 Sir James Thompson (dark blue) from plate in Rly Mag. 1903, 13, facing page 89: name on centre splasher 18
4-6-0 No. 54 (dark blue) leaving Oban on passenger train (Locomotive Publishing Co PC) F. Moore 19t
4-4-0 No. 780 (dark blue) on express (Raphael Tuck postcard) 19um
4-4-0 No. 140 (Caledonian Railway postcard) washed jeans blue 19lm
4-6-0 No. 50 Sir James Thompson (Caledonian Railway postcard) washed jeans blue: name on front splasher 19b
4-4-0  Dunalastair I No. 723 Victoria (light blue) 20
4-4-0 No. 86 (dark blue) at Balornock 21
CR 4-4-0 No. 769 (dark blue): colour plate Locomotive Mag.,  1898, June:  F. Moore 22u
GER 4-2-2 No. 10 (royal blue): colour plate Locomotive Mag.,  1899, September:  F. Moore 22l
CR 4-6-0 No. 903 Cardean (light blue): colour plate: Rly Mag., 1907, September 23
CR 4-2-2 No. 123 (dark blue) with two light blue Dunalastair IIIs waiting Royal Train duty (123 as Royal pilot) b&w 24

British express trains: a lantern lecture. 25-8.
A successful bid for several lots of lantern slides on e-Bay led to the acquistion of eight coloured lantern slides from about 1910 and the lecture notes which accompanied them. The slides are reproduced slightly larger than the originals. Most of the slides bear a strong similarity to "F. Moore paintings" and these probably formed the basis. Slide 8 is reproduced in reverse as an examination in a mirror will show. The colour illustrations are of a high standard as lantern slides, but not as reproductions of the locomotives and trains concerned: NER Atlantic picking up water; LBSCR Atlantic with Southern Belle; Midland compound with clerestory stock; Great Western Star with Dreadnough rolling stock; GER Claude Hamilton leaving Liverpool Street with Cromer express; Great Central Atlantic with express; SECR D class with American Car boat train; LNWR Precursor on visit to USA (that is reproduced back-to-front. Feature ends with a question relating to the unusual expression of speeds adopted in the notes which Graham Beare (Issue 17 page 38) attempts to resolve.: see letter from KPJ Issue 13 p, 60..

Some early notes on the Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash. 28
Painting instructions

Pope,  Ian. The Forest of Dean Central Railway. 29-61.
Broad gauge line which set out to exploit the supposed coal reserves in the centre of the Forest of Dean and hoped to construct a port for its coal exports at Brimspill on the River Severn (not shown on meager map), but ended at a junction with the South Wales Railway at Awre Junction. The line served collieries at Wallsend (homograph) and Howbeech and passed through Blakeney (Gloucs. and further homograph). The line beyond Blakeney closed in 1932 and the residual stub closed in 1949. See also letter from George Harris (13 page 60) who had walked along remains in 1988 who found broad gauge rails in situ: also photo. of Howbeach c1912. Further photographs of Wallsend Collier, Howbeech in Issue 21 page 32..

Down Postal [letters]. 69-70.
Pouteau Great Western corrections. Peter Rich
Claims that illustration in Issue 7 page 64 upper cannot be No. 6433 City of Bath as claimed in caption as the smokebox ring is tooo narrow; the nameplate is too far from the boiler, the buffers are of the wrong type and the front step is also doubtful, thus likely to be 1905. Also corrects caption notes to illustration on page 65 lower (Issue 7): the external piping was not for boiler feed, but for steam valves to injector; No. 530 illustrated in 7 p. 58 confirms chocolate livery and notes white or cream for cab interior and special lining applied. In Issue 9 notes that on page 74 lower train is probably for Birmingham and the North. Lastly in Issue 9 page 87 Rich comments on steam fountain visible in cab.
Back to Ferme Park & Harringay. Alan A. Jackson.
See Issue 11 p. 42 for letter from R. Hawkins concerning footpath to Dagmar Road and "tunnel" under mainline. Latter probably linked Harringey Houes with Hornsey station and disappeared when earthworks formed for new freight yards.
M&GN concrete signals. Allan Sibley.
Mainly concerning "siting committee" which gives interesting information on work of sighting committee to ensure correct location of colour light searchlight signals on Lea Valley Line, especially on sharp curves in Clapton area; iinspired by Nigel Digby feature in Issue 11 page.77.
Which Bridge?! Michael Dunn
See Issue 11 page 86 (Editor's wish it was where it should have been): not Ironbridge as stated in caption, but Coalport Bridge (over which one can still drive) with Coalport LNWR station behind (to which one can cycle).
Which Bridge?! Richard Bradley
See Issue 11 page 86 as previous
Which Bridge?! Alan Rhodes
See Issue 11 page 86 notes incorrect orientation: looking north not south
Which Bridge?! Peter Swift
See Issue 11 page 86 notes LNWR carriages in station
Getting in a Pickersgill. Jim MacIntosh
No. 14432 (Issue 11 photos: 15 lower, 16 and 18 upper) was not a Dunalastiar II, but a Pickersgill 113 class: to distinguish note splasher type, square spectacle glasses and snifting valves.
Getting in a Pickersgill. Bill Aves.
No. 14432 (Issue 11 photos: 15 lower, 16 and 18 upper) was not a Dunalastiar II, but a Pickersgill locomotive based at Carlisle Kingmoor: noted that the working showed the decine in status of this class
The Gillford Collection. Michael Hardy.
See Issue 11 page 51 upper concerns unacceptable name to reproduce given to this train which carried colliers and which suggests extent of original photographic collection,.
GNR goods locomotive livery. R.H. Horn.
See Issue 11 page 51 upper livery of J22 class (probably Gresley grey.
Chlorine tanks. Albyn Austin.
See Issue 11 page 20 et seq: notes excellent Hornby Dublo model and that ICI tanks were renumbered.
Electrical depression bars. M. Back.
See Issue 11 p. 75 (upper): electrical depression bars at Victoria station
NER loco tenders. M.R. Grocock.
See Issue 10 page 11 upper: comment on tender fitted to Q class, both its design and its livery (which included a garter around the coat of arms)

Alsop, John. The railway photographs of E. Pouteau Part 12: The London, Brighton & South Coast Railway. Part 2. 71-84.

B2X 4-4-0 No. 317 approaches Brighton with Southern Belle: locomotive with indicator shelter, 1909? 72u
Pullman parlour brake Alberta, c1909. 72l
I3 class 4-4-2T No. 25 at speed south of Haywards Heath. 73
B2 class 4-4-0 No. 209 near Plumpton. 74u
I2 4-4-2T No. 12. (W. Bennett). 74l
I3 4-4-2T No. 23 with train of clerestory Pullmans at Epsom Downs. 75u
B2 class 4-4-0 No. 317 and H1 4-4-2 No. 41 in Grosvenor Road carriage sidings, between 1906 and 1908. 75l
B4 class 4-4-0 No. 42 His Majesty passing Haywards Heath on express; turntable visible. 76u
B4 class 4-4-0 No. 48 Australia near Billingshurst. 76l
B4 No. 54 Princess Royal at Brighton: Bennett? August 1906 77u
B4 No. 68 Marlborough at Grosvenor Rd on up Portsmouth express passing under electrification gantries 77l
A1 Terrier Boxhill (running as 2-4-0T) with balloon push & pull trailer for Brighton to Worthing working April 1905 78
Tunbridge Wells shed with E1 No. 128 Avignon and D1 No. 255 Willingdon, pre-1900 79
B1 0-4-2 No. 184 Stroudley in September 1906, Bennett? 80u
B2 4-4-0 No. 319 in umber livery 80l
D1 0-4-2T No. 221 with suburban bogie coaches at Kensington Addison Road 81u
D3 0-4-4T No. 394 Cowfield on turntable at Lewes 81l
E6 0-6-2T No. 407 at Edenbridge 82u
C1 0-6-0 No. 427 on Brighton shed c1900: see letter from John Edgington (13-59) which corrects caption: No. 430 was not sole Jumbo to survive Grouping as No. 428 sold to Stratford upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway in 1920 became its No. 7 and then LMS 2303 and not withdrawn until 1924 82l
E4 0-6-2T No. 509 Southover at Hove West c1904 83u
C2 0-6-0 No. 538 83l
E5 0-6-2T running as 2-4-2T No. 587 c1906 84u
I1 4-4-2T No. 600 at Victoriia on suburban train 84l

Alsop, John and Neil Parkhouse. Wish You Were Here? Railway postcards of South West Scotland. 85-96.
See also letter from M.E. Quick (13 p. 59) who noted that dates stated in captions for Girvan & Portpatrick Junction line need to be corrected.

Largs station, c1908 with four trains in platforms, one of which hauled by a 4-4-0 consists of vans; 85
Fairlie station, 86u
Imposing station at Saltcoats with crowds on both platforms (and train in down platform) c1906 86m
Saltcoats accident (collision) of 18 August 1906 86l
Saltcoats (Caledonian Railway) with Drummond 4-4-0 No. 60 running in with train to pick up crowds; 87u
Ardrossan South Beach station with Manson 4-4-0 with train of six-wheelers (notice "J. Morton Collector"), c1903; 87l
Loudonhill station on Strathaven & Darvel Railway, station dominated by drumlin to rear, and derrick presumably for handling timber; caption noted closure in 1909 and from 1917-22 and final in 1939 88u
Galston station with train arriving 88l
Mauchline station with GSWR 4-4-0 (Class 8) No. 188 with local passenger train (graceful footbridge), c1906 89u
Catrine branch opening on 1 September 1903 (train includes clerestory vehicle and dress of lady particpants is indicative of what persons of a certain class would wear to a railway opening, the two children present (of similar class) are also of interest, most of the men present appear to have been railway servants). See also letter from Ian Middleditch (13 page 59) on the opening day and the Shebeen (Director's reception room presumably with Johnny Walker on tap) and notes on steam railmotor); Peter Bunce (13-59) makes similar observations about shebeen and noted that a drawing had appeared in Model Rly News by F.W. Shuttleworth 89l
train used on opening day of Catrine branch hauled by Class 8 4-4-0 No. 112 (Alsop makes much of the bracket signal) 90
New Cumnock station; 91u
Dalmellington station looking towards buffer stops and ironworks beyond, c1908; 91m
Monkton station c1910 with attractive footbridge 91l
Alloway station c1912; 92u
Kilkerran station c1910 showing freight yard with wagons from GNR, GCR and MR; 92m
Girvan station c1905: see letter from Sandy Mullay in Issue 13 p. 59 correcting caption and illustyrating new station building of 1951 92l
Pinwherry station looking south 93u
1908; New Luce station c1905 93m
Viaduct new Luce with angler in river and Stirling 4-4-0 crossing above: Peter Bunce (13-59) argues that CR train crossing with LNWR or WCJS brake at front. 93l
Garliestown Old Station with Wigtownshire Railway No. 1, possibly 1 March 1903: letter from Geoff Goslin (13 p. 59) claims to see ticket platform 94u
Millisle for Garlieston [sic] 94l
Wigtown station with CR Class 92 2-4-0 No. 97A 95u
Luce Viaduct with CR 4-4-0 hauling LNWR train over it 95m
Darracq-Serpollet steam bus owned by Portpatrick & Wigtownshire Railway outside Queens Hotel in Drummore 1907 or 1908 95l
Stranraer station with Smellie  119 class 4-4-0 No. 127 arriving from east direction: Peter Bunce (13-59) states that rear van had six not four wheels 96u
Stranraer Harbour station with ferry alongside (but no trains) c1903. 96l

GSWR Connor 7ft class 42/30 2-4-0 with short train leaving Portpatrick for Stranraer c1905: colour-tinted postcard. rear cover (upper)
See letter from Ian Middleditch: (13 page 59) locomotive was a CR product!
Furnace Valley Blakeney, Forest of Dean: sepia? rear cover (lower)

Number 13 (2006)

The Railway in the landscape: Wiveliscombe GWR c1910. 2-3.
Church on page 2: Wiveliscombe station on extreme edge of page 3.

Turton, Keith. The early years of London's railway coal trade. 4-39.
Much of the text is based on an article written by Hylton Dale, a former director of Charrington, Gardner & Locket, the oldest established firm in the London coal business published in the weekly trade paper Coal Merchant and Shipper on 30 October 1926. Turton notes that although there is an extensive literature on the sea-borne coal trade which used to exist between Northumberland and Durham and the Thames little has been written about railway involvement in bringing coal into London. Canal trade is briefly mentioned (Jack mentioned how coke for the Camden depot of the London & Birmingham Railway was brought by canal). Mentions the Company of Coal Meters which became the Coal Meters Committee; the Coal Factors Society; the Coal Porters Society and the Coal Exchange. George Locket was involved in bringing Welsh coal to Mitcham brewery. Samuel Plimsoll (1824-98) was a coal merchant who established the Yorkshire to London coal trade in association with the GNR and Messrs Newton & Chambers.In 1867 there was a House of Lords Parliamentary Inquiry into coal trade. Coal from Clay Cross was arriving via the Blackwall Railway in 1854. The incipient North London Railway was involved in bringing sea coal from Poplar Docks to locations in North London, but it was the Great Northern and Midland Railways which encouraged the railway transport of coal from the collieries to London (a trade which the GWR and LNWR had deliberately discouraged). See also letter from Michael J. Smith (14 p. 64): on page 22 herein there is a muddle concerning the North & South West Junction Railway: it did not provide access to the Widened Lines, but linked MR with LSWR. There is also muddle concerning access from the MR to the Widened Lines via King's Cross and misuse of Metropolitan for Metropolitan District Railway. The supposed River Ware (p. 29) must have been either the River Lea or the synonymous River Lee snorted Paul Humphries (14 p. 81) from banks of the Stort. Cyril Crawley (14 p. 81) argues that Park listed as coal depot was solely an access to gasworks. Letter from Keith Turton (Issue 19 page 52) gives further information about Samuel Plimsoll, and the wagons he employed for the London coal trade (information from Birmingham City Library, Archives & Heritage Section (Access 2006/24, boxes 1-292) and from the records of the Midland Wagon Co.. ...

Midland Railway Cambridge Street coal depot, Somers Town in March 1905: coal drops, horse drawn wagon traverer 4
Windsor Castle in 1869 with 8 ton coal wagons from T.S. & C. Parry and Clay Cross Co. 6
coal heavers at work (early 19th century engraving) 7
sea-borne coal being unloaded at Thames wharf from Cory vessel by small steam crane and loaded into cart owned by G. Bavill 8
Ordnance Survey plan: Holloway, Agar Town and St Pancras 1862 9
GNR Cambridge Street coal depot: diagram & plan 10-11
GNR goods yard & warehouse; Regent's Canal. St Pancras gasholders 12
Map King's Cross/St Pancras 1888 13
NLR Poplar Works with Hirwain Coal & Iron wagon; Sharp Steweart 2-4-0 No. 20 and NLR 4-4-0T No. 1 15
Wm Cory six plank end/side door being emptied rhough end door into vessel in Poplar Docks, 22 June 1898 16
Poplar Docks with coke wagon from Staffordshire Chemical Co., Bradwell Wood, Chatterley, NSR being tipped sideways 17
coal transfer system from standard gauge to broad gauge at Wolverhampton, GWR 18
MR Cambridge Street coal drops in March 1905 20
MR Cambridge Street depot inerior with J.K. Harrison being discharged through its botttom doors/traverser rails 21
North London coal depot with Pinxton wagons: Huw Edwards (14-64) suggests MR at East India Dock 22
Great Eastern Railway coal depot at Spitalfields: salt wagon from Premier Salt Works, Winsford 23
Crystal Palace Low Levvel station with coal depot 24
diagram of mechanism for side-tipping coal from wagon into vessel on dockside 25
Earl of Dudley's canal basin at Brierley Hill with wharf for transshipment from wagon to barge 26
diagram of coal tipping apparatus 27
Walworth Road coal depot in 1950s 28
Walter Moore's coal depot at Uxbridge 29
Geo. J. Cockerell coal van 30u
Rickett Smith coal cart 30m
Cockerell coal van leaving depot during strike 30l
Birley Colliery wagon being unloaded 31u
unloading coal from top of wagon 31m
Cart belonging to Fellows, Morton & Clayton, probably during strike 31l
Delivery trolleyof Diamond Coal Co. 32
Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon coal van for E. Draisey at GWR Acton coal depot 33u
Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon coal van for G. Bartrip of Chingford GER coal depot 33l

C.J. Cockerell & Co. 5375 5 s/b/e P 1902 36
T.C. Freeman 25 7 s/e P 36
Green, Holland & Sons 323 7 s/e D G 1883 36
Gamman, Son & Carter 66 6 s/b/e D G 1870 36
J & C Harrison 300 6 s/b/e D G 1881 37
Horne & Hinton 120 7 s/e D G 1894 37
Henry Bradshaw 59 5 s/b/e D G 1881 37
Henry Bradshaw 83 5 s/b/e D coke G 1882 37
Jeayes Kasner 95 6 s D G 1886 38
Locket & Judkins 206 7 s G 1896 38
Tudhope & Sons 30 6 s G 1884 38
L. Newell 107 7 s P 1904 39
L. Newell 98 6 s/e P 1906 39
L. Newell 100 7 s P 1906 39
G.E. Wood & Sons 1 6 s/e G 1885 39

Extensive correspondence in Issue 14 p.64: several (Nigel Lemon; Ron Allison and Michael Dunn) noted that Cargoes was written by John Masefield and not by Rudyard Kipling indicating that the Forest of Dean is not a leader in education); Harry Jack argues that the London & Birmingham Railway had a greater interest in the transport of coal than implied by Turton and opened sidings to handle coal at Kilburn in 1845 which received coal from Clay Cross and Ince Hall collieries. Larger fascilities were opened at Camden in 1851..

Swift, Peter H. The Drummond 'S11' Class 4-4-0s of the London & South Western Railway. 40-53.
Mixed traffic design with 6ft coupled wheels and 5ft diameter boiler: fireboxes orginally fitted with cross water tubes, but feedwater heaters were not fitted. They had balanced crank axles. Intended for work west of Salisbury. All ten were superheated between 1920 and 1922. Their Scottish parallels are considered: the Caledonian 80 class of 1888, and Peter Drummond's Ben and Big Ben types of 1898 and 1908 for the Highland Railway. All locomotives in table are S11 unless noted otherwise (W indicates fitted with cross water tubes: E=extended smokebox). Nick Pomfret (Issue 14 p. 81) considers that the Plymouth photographs were taken by F. Pascoe.

395 at Plymouth Friary c1908 W 40
CR 80 class No. 82 at Gourock on up boat train, c1900: see letter from Jim MacIntosh (14-81): locomotive not in Drummond original state, for which see Cornwell p. 69 top 41
K10 137 at Nine Elms W 42
L11 30442 (BR lined black) at Eastleigh on 9 October 1948 43
395 at Plymouth Friary W 44u
398 at Exmouth Junction W 44l
396 at Plymouth Friary W 45
400 at Plymouth Friary (left hand side) W 46u
400 at Plymouth Friary (right hand side) W 46l
402 at Plymouth Friary c1910 W 47u
404 at Plymouth Friary c1905 W 47l
395 on Waterloo to Exeter express west of Seaton Junction formed of non-corridor stock W 48u
396 on Waterloo to Exeter express west of Seaton Junction formed partially of corridor stock W 48l
unidentified S11 descending Honiton Bank with non-corridor stock probably on stoping train service W 49u
unidentified S11 near Honiton with corridor express including clerestory dining car, thus post 1905 W 49m
397 leaving Wnchester with up express c1904 W 49l
395 on Waterloo to Southampton train via Alton on mainline south of Winchester Junction c1904 W 50u
395 on Southampton to Waterloo train departing Winchester c1904 W 50l
T9 piloting S11 on up express near Honiton Tunnel c1905 (T9 not fitted with cross water tubes) W 51u
399 at Yeovil shed in 1930s E 51m
30400 in fully lined BR black with stovepipe chimney E 51l

Stirling, David. When Skye was the limit. 54-7.
Skye Bogie No. 48 on up midday mixed train east of Achnasheen c1910; Skye Bogie No. 33 on freight at Achnasheen showing McKenzie & Holland signals, c1910; Skye Bogie No. 34 with double deck cattl;e trucks for sheep near Kyle of Lochalsh c1910; Strath 4-4-0 No. 100 Glenbruar on heavy passenger special excursion train near Kyle of Lochalsh in 1907; Strome Ferry Pier c1880

Fly shunted 1: Somerset & Dorset Railway 2-4-0 No.3.  58.
Supplied by George England in 1861 and photographed in 1862. See also letters in Issue 15 page 43 from Russ Garner and Gerry Nichols who attempt to postulate a location (between Burnham and Templecombe, or in case of latter south of Bruton). In case of former hints that might be on another railway. .

Down Postal [letters]. 59-60.
More on Catrine. Ian Middleditch.
See Issue 12 page 89 lower on the opening day and the Shebeen (Director's reception room presumably with Johnny Walker on tap) and notes on steam railmotor): also rear cover (upper) of Issue 12: CR not GSWR locomotive!
South West Scotland observations. Peter Bunce
See Issue 12 page 89 lower makes similar observations about shebeen and noted that a drawing by F.W. Shuttleworth had appeared in Model Rly News; train on viaduct at New Luce (12-93 lower) consisted of CR locomotive and either LNWR or WCJS brake at front; Stranraer station (12-96 upper): van at rear of train had six wheels, two more than caption stated
South West Scotland observations. M.E. Quick.
See postcard feature beginning page 85 (12): dates quoted for Girvan & Portpatrick line stations in captions are incorrect. Line opened to New Luce on 19 September 1877 and to Stranraer on 5 October 1877. Dates came from Ayrshire Argus of 27 October. RAIL 1005/108 states 5 October.
Garlieston ticket platform. Geoff Goslin
See Issue 12 p. 94 upper surprised at such a feature in such a small place, but noted that in 1930s tickets for St Ives were collected at Carbis Bay.
Girvan's noo station. A.J. Sandy Mullay.
Illustration of Girvan station as rebuilt with style in 1951: see caption relating to old building (12 page 92 lower)
'Oil for coal' – some corrections. Bill Aves.
See Issue 12 p. 63: corrects caption: 8F not converted to oil fuel, but former NBL-constructed WD oil-burner returned to UK from Iran and stored at Crewe for over a year, emerging as 48246 in December 1949. Concerning LNWR tender stored at Eastleigh (12-67 bottom) cites Rly Obsr, 1947 (Oct) which noted that tenders converted for oil storage eraly in WW2. Same writer adds a little non-information on page 45 of Issue 15..
Oil and Jumbos. John Edgington.
See Issue 12 p. 63: corrects caption: 8F not converted to oil fuel, but former NBL-constructed WD oil-burner returned to UK and LMR in April 1948 as 48246. The Jumbo considered by LMS expert was not CR type, but LBSCR Jumbo (12-82): corrects caption: No. 430 was not sole Jumbo to survive Grouping as No. 428 sold to Stratford upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway in 1920 became its No. 7 and then LMS 2303 and not withdrawn until 1924
LB&SC dockside queries. Nick Holliday.
Asks for information about sheer legs at Newhaven Harbour and how the power was transmitted to the hydraulic cranes which worked there. See response from Peter Barker in Issue 14 page 64
Deep in the Vorest! George Harris. 60
See feature on Forest of Dean Central Railway (12 page 29): had walked along remains in 1988 and found broad gauge rails in situ above Howbeach and below Roman Bridge: also photo. of Howbeach c1912..
Lantern slides. Kevin P. Jones
See Issue 12 page 25 et seq for feature on lantern slides (last was reproduced back-to-front) and feature on Caledonian blue by Jim MacIntosh (page 16 et seq) for comment on lithographs in Rly Mag as reproduced in Rly Arch.
Pontypool Road observations. Roger Martin-Mason.
See Issue 9 page 86 lower: Bulldog 4-4-0 No. 3344 Pluto with stopping train of clerestory non-corridor stock. present writer wondered if in view of the splashing water (strictly taboo) and the boater-hatted gentlemen whether the photo was some form of theatrical publicity stunt..

Alsop, John. The railway photographs of E. Pouteau. Part 13: The London & North Western Railway. Part 1. 61-81.

A class compound No. 1844 0-8-0 at Ordsall Lane shed c1900 61
2ft 6in 0-4-0 shunter No. 3016 62u
Jubilee class 4-4-0s Nos. 1918 Renown and 1927 Goliath at Hatch End on up express: bridge probably No. 38: see Huw Edwards 14-64 62l
Teutonic 2-2-2-0 No. 1303 Pacific piloting Jumbo on up express near Kenton c1904 63
Precursor tank 4-4-2T at Chapel-en-le-Frith c1907 on Buxton train 64
B class on up mixed freight on Bushey troughs c1903 65u
Greater Britain 2-2-2-0 No. 528 Richard Moon assisting 2-4-0 on up express on Bushey troughs c1903 65l
Experiment class 4-6-0 No. 353 Britannic at Carlisle Citadel c1905 66
Alfred the Great 4-4-0 No. 1958 Royal Oak on Bushey troughs with up express c1902 (Pouteau incorrectly lists as No. 1953 67u
4ft 6in 2-4-2T (ex-2-4-0T) No. 1176 at Watford Junction 67m
Precedent 2-4-0 No. 1480 Newton at Low Gill on up Keswick express c1904 67l
Two small Jumbos (Whitworths/Waterloos) on 12.35 express ex-Carlisle stopped at Shap to uncouple pilot: train includes NBR saloon, c1895 (R.E. Charlewood) 68
Precursor tank 4-4-2T No. 803 (with 3ft 9in bogie wheels) at Watford Junction c1906 69
Grayrigg station which caption implies was on a short branch linking Oxenholme with Low Gill: Michael Dunn (14 p. 64) places it firmly on WCML! 70u
Improved Precedent 2-4-0 No. 1141 S.R. Graves pilot to 2-2-2-0 Greater Britain class 2053 Greater Britain at Penrith on up express with 45ft clerestory parcels sorting van at front 70l
Precursor 4-4-0 No. 645 Mammoth c1905 71u
18in 0-6-2T No. 983 on long down local at Hatch End: bridge probably No. 37: see Huw Edwards 14-64 71l
Special DX Goods 0-6-0 No. 1572 at Ordsall Lane c1905 72u
Problem 2-2-2 No. 97 Atalanta as rebuilt in 1897 at Bletchley 72l
Oxford Rewley Road station interior with six-wheel passenger stock 73
Standish station c1900 74
Tebay station c1900 with LNWR horse box: looking north not south: see 14 p. 64 for compass directions from Michael Dunn 75
Whitworth 2-4-0 No. 631 Hotspur 76u
B class 0-8-0 No. 2342 76l
Islip station c1905 77u
unidentified 2-4-0 on Windermere express at Kendal c1900 77m
1400 class (Bill Bailey) 4-6-0 climbing Shap on freight with banker at rear 77l
4ft 6in 2-4-2T No. 1073 at Heaton Chapel in late 1890s 78
Samson class 2-4-0 as Engineer Watford c1895 79
unidentified Precursor tank 4-4-2T on up suburban service near Harrow: bridge probably No. 37: see Huw Edwards 14-64 80u
Bill Bailey 4-4-0 No. 2339 at Camden 80l
Waterloo/Whitworth 2-4-0 No. 419 Zillah at Windermere c1905 81

Fly Shunted 2 ... 82.
Solway Viaduct Annan, nearly dismantled. upper
1934-5: notes that bridge had formed walkway for Scottish Sunday drinkers venuring across to England. Also submerged piles formed a hazard to shipping.
Oil-fired 48XX (28XX) 2-8-0 passing above Neath Riverside and its signal box. lower.

Treloar, Peter. Wish you were here? Railway postcards of Cornwall. 83-96.

Penzance Station with Cornish Riviera and 3521 class 4-4-0  c1907 83
517 class 0-4-2T above Carbis Bay with St Ives train, c1912 84u
Two 45XX class with mainline rolling stock including Centenary coaches for Cornish Riviera at St Ives in 1930s 84l
Hayle looking south across harbour to viaduct (with 0-6-0ST on short freight) 85
Helston station with GWR motor bus probably for The Lizard and horse drawn bus for Poldhu Hotel (Mullion) 86u
Electric locomotive with side tipping wagons conveying tin ore on branch off Camborne & Redruth Tramway at East Pool Mine 86l
Portreath Harbour with wagons at foot of incline c1910 see also Archive (1) page 55 et seq 87u
0-6-0ST Miner on 4ft gauge Redruth & Chasewater Railway probably at Devoran 87l
Metro tank crossing Collegewood timber viaduct with Falmouth train 88u
Falmouth station with horse-drawn conveyances (PC posted 1907) 88l
Truro timber viaduct with broad gauge freight train (photographed late 1880s) 89u
St Austell with new masony viaduct alongside still in use timber structure in 1898 89l
Pentewan Harbour, St Austell with extensive notes on Pentewan Railway locomotives: see also Backtrack 8 p. 237 and Archive (32) p. 58 90
Newquay station with train for Par post 1905 pre-1914 91u
Newquay harbour with horse shuinting coal wagons 91l
45XX crossing Trenance Viaduct, Newquay with passenger train and junction for Chacewater branch air-brushed out 92u
Fowey harbour with china clay wagons on quayside 92l
Girder bridge over Petherick Creek, near Padstow, shortly after opening, c1900 93u
Bude stastion exterior in 1939 with WW2 child evacuees arriving 93l
GWR 4-4-0T No. 13 departing Looe, c1909 94u
New St Germans viaduct with train crossing and old timber viaduct still in situ 94l
Calstock quay c1905 with East Cornwall Mineral Railway 3ft 6in gauge track and steamer Albion 95u
Calstock viaduct with wagon hoist c1908: see also Archive (2) 33 et seq 95l
Royal Albert Bridge with two steam railcars leaving Saltash (caption states arriving: see signals) 96u
Carbis Bay with either No. 34 or 35 0-4-2T constructed in 1890 (outwith Treloar sourced material) 96l

See also rear cover

Steam railcar (railmotor) No. 94 and trailer at Camborne on Penzance to Truro service c1908. upper
Falmouth station with baulk permanent way (caption states c1905): both from coloured postcards. lower rear cover

Number 14 (2006)

The railway in the landscape: Bursledon station. 2-3.
Between Netley and Fareham on River Hamble: magnificent steam yacht and steam launch, c1906. See also similar view in next Issue, and letter from John Fletcher (15 page 45) who corrects caption mention on "Portwood", should havve been Portswood.

Treloar, Peter. Stroudley's Gladstones. 4-16.
Argues that Stroudley did design locomotives for Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway when his chief, W.S. Brown was ill. Briefly records Stroudley's stay at Inverness and how he replaced Craven's chaos by standard types at Brighton. Asserts that the tender 0-4-2 type did not suffer from the instability problems which plagued 0-4-4Ts, notably the LSWR M7 and GWR 3521 classes. Notes that restored Gladstone had been intended for Science Museum (but space was not available)

D2 Lyons class 5ft 6in 0-4-2 No. 312 Albion at Clapham Junction: Photograph by T.F. Budden (letter J. Minnis (15-44)) 4
D3 Richmond class No. 208 Richmond: letter J. Minnis (15-44) stated that location was Eastbourne 6
Remainder B1 or Gladstone class:
215 Salisbury 7u
190 Arthur Otway at New Cross (O.J. Morris): letter J. Minnis (15-44) states location to be New Cross 7l
192 Jacomb-Hood near Balham on down Brighton express: see also LBSCR ventilated meat van at head of train: letter J. Minnis (15-44) 8u
198 Sheffield near Balham on down Hovve & Worthing express. Peter Treloar (letter 15-44) added that locomotive fitted for oil firing using Johnson's patented vaporiser burner in which oil was burnt as a gas. Oil tank also noted by Paul Newman and by J. Minnis (15-44) who also observes Midland Railway fruit and milk vans at head of train  8l
186 De La Warr: J. Minnis (15-44) at Bognor 9u
173 Cottesloe: R. Billinton modified with injector/umber livery 9l
186 De La Warr crossing timber viaducd  between Shoreham and Lancing: photographed E.J. Bedford: J. Minnis (15-44) 10
188 Allan Searle decorated for LB&SCR Station Masters & Inspectors annual outing in 1897 11u
193 Freemantle on coal train near Littlehampton 11m
189 Edward Blount with Hammond's air-heating apparatus approaching Balham with Hastings express 11b
184 Stroudley with Ramsbottom saftey valves and umber livery: photographed by J.N. Maskelyne at Edenbridge: J. Minnis (15-44)  12u
197 near Balham with Sunny South Express formed of LNWR stock: not Balham Intermediate box according to Mike Christensen 12l
185 at Lewes in August 1922 (O.J. Morris) E.G. Best (letter Issue 15 p. 44 notes that locomotive must have been condensing as steam is issuing from tender as it is filled. 13u
194 (SR livery) on Sunny South Express (LNWR stock mainly LMS red livery) at Eastbourne on 28 May 1925 (O.J. Morris) 13m
unidentified Gladstone on horsebox special 13b
SR No. 198 with Marsh boiler leaving London Bridge (Victoria according to J. Minnis 15-44) under the wires with passenger train: 14u
Restored Gladstone with No. 850 Lord Nelson on display at Waterloo on 14 May 1927 14l
Restored 214 Gladstone with No. 197 (lettered LBSC and in umber?) and with Marsh modifications in May 1927 15
Nos. 172 and 197 outside Victoria in 1932 (O.J. Morris): see letters in Issue 15 page 44 from John Minnis and E.G. Best which state that location was Brighton 16

London & North Eastern Railway (North Eastern Area) goods motor services. 17-38.
Virtually a facsimile reproduction of "rare" LNER publication from 1935: contains list of pick-up and drop-off points, such as "R.A.F. Station"; "Fir Tree"; "Park" and best of all "Ogle". The illustrations (most of very inferior resolution) include K3 No. 156 on express freight; pigs (more pigs in next Issue) and sheep (separate illus.) being loaded into LNER lorries; pea picking (looks like Steppes of Central Asia); sacks being loaded onto LNER lorry; Morris lorry being loaded; Ford lorry with parcels for village store (definitely pre-Tesco, about the only good feature); Fordson loading and unloading sacks; 33 lower: container being loaded and transhipped to railway flat lorry (stated to be Albion, but was an Associated Daimler: see letter from David Harvey in Issue 15 page 44; wholesaler distribution via LNER warehouse; cage containers being loaded into motor van; furniture removal; train ferry; control office (controller attempting to establish which "Carlton". Cover of Goods Motor Facilities on rear cover (colour). See published letter from old grump KPJ in Issue 15 page 43 and from Michael Brooks,  and some support from N.P. Fleetwood: should anyone read this electronic version it is worth noting that nearly all the viindictive (indeed comment in general) travels by e-mail.

Greaves, Jim. The travails of early rail travel. 39-45.
Text consists of letters to The Times from the 1840s onward and concern the dreadful conditions imposed upon the poor (some of the examples are very well known). Many of the illus. are also well known. Illus.: arrival of Eastern Counties Railway Christmas train at Shoreditch (Illustrated London News 1850); elevation and plan of LSWR 3rd class Parliamentary "carriage"; Euston and Birmingham Curzon Street shown at time of opening from LNWR postcards c1906; Reading station c1850; Punch cartoon rerlating to smoking; The Excursion Train Gallop by Frank Musgrave (cover); first class smoking carriage ECR (very well known, but so much better than One has to offer); Punch 3rd class carriage interior; Derby Day 1842 engraving.

Parkhouse, Neil and Miles, John. Bridge improvements on the Midland in the 1880s. Part 2: Overline and underline bridges. 46-61.
Soar Lane bridge (Leicester & Swannington Railway: ornate cast iron across Soar); Cleeve bridge (road over: timber truss with stone abutments: three views: one dated 1884 and in 1885 as rebuilt with new stone abutments and parapets and cast iron arches); Bridge No. 33 at Bredon (road over: steel or cast iron under-girder and considerable amount of masonry, 1884); Bridges Nos. 30 and 32 at Bredon (before (1884/6) and after (1885/6) photographs: timber spans of 1840 replaced by structures similar to previous: the before pictures give an excellent impression of how the Birmingham & Gloucester looked when opened); Washstone's Bridge near Frisby between Systn and Peterborough (bridge crossing Wreake being replaced: primitive earlier structure; new structure steel or cast iron girder with stone piers; Nar Bridge (King's Lynn): original flimsy structure: timber struss of 1864 as replaced in 1885 by steel or wrought iron girder span with brick abutments as incorporated into Midland & Great Northern Railway (before photograph shows coffer dam used to construct abutments; Spetchley Bridge; King's Heath bridge (brick arch original of 1840 and girder replacement of 1886); Bridge No. 48 at Abbott's Wood (original timber structure of 1840 awaiting replacement in 1886); and as replaced in 1887 with girder and stone replacement; bridges over streams at Fleam, Hargate and Egginton Brook where timber structures were replaced by girder and stone structures. See also letter from Brian Lewis in Issue 15 page 44 who had found alternative views in collections held in National collections (NRM and National Archives) and who observes that timber structures were in "as-built" condition. See also letter from J.W. Mann (Issue 16 page 56) which adds to the information about the bridge at Cleeve; and at Bredon (where the unpainted girders would have been treated with red lead prior to fabrication); the correct terminology for the timber bearer at the top of a trestle is a corbel; and at Abbotswood where the date of reconstruction was 1886..

Sibley, Alan. The boundary post at Potters Bar. (Fly Shunted 1). 62-3.
C1 small Atlantic No. 950 passing City of London Coal Tax boundary post (obelisk) at Potters Bar; also drawing and notes of others on LNER

Accident involving broad gauge 4-4-0T Meteor. 63.
Requests location of accident

'Down Postal' (letters). 64.
The L&B's contribution to London's railway coal trade. Harry Jack.
See Issue 13 p. 4: opened sidings to handle coal at Kilburn in 1845 which received coal from Clay Cross and Ince Hall collieries. Larger fascilities were opened at Camden in 1851.
Poetic licence. Nigel Lemon
See Issue 13 p. 4: Cargoes by John Masefield, not Rudyard Kipling
Poetic licence. Ron Allison
See Issue 13 p. 4: Cargoes by John Masefield, not Rudyard Kipling
Poetic licence [and satellite navigation]. Michael Dunn
See Issue 13 p. 4: Cargoes by John Masefield, not Rudyard Kipling; supposed location of Grayrigg (13 p. 70 upper) on branch line rather than on WCML; and (13 p. 75) Tebay looking north not south
Newhaven Docks query – a reply. Peter Barker.
See Number 13 p. 59 for letter from Nick Holliday: and feature which included Newhaven Dock in Issue 9 page 59: mechanism of sheer legs, also standpipes for hydraulic power. Further information from Peter Barker (giving dimensions): Issue 15 page 45
London coal depots and bridges. Huw Edwards.
See unidentified location in Issue 13 p. 22: suggests MR East India Dock. The bridges are those quoted as "Hatch End" in captions to illustrations in 13 on Pouteau LNWR listings: 62 lower is probably bridge No. 38; those on 71 lower and 80 upper are probably bridge No. 37. See also response from John Alsop (15 page 45) who rightly considers that "Harrow" was adequate designation for both Kenton and Hatch End (KPJ who was born in "Kenton" is proud to have "Harrow-on-the-Hill" on his birth certificate)
Midland Railway coal trains to Kensington. Michael J. Smith.
See feature in 13 beginning page 4: on page 22 there is a muddle concerning the North & South West Junction Railway: it did not provide access to the Widened Lines, but linked MR with LSWR. There is also muddle concerning access from the MR to the Widened Lines via King's Cross.
Colour vision
– getting technical. Tony East.
Notes that human beings lack the greater colour perception of some other creatures, such as dinosaurs: cites Scientific American article.
L&SWR photographs. Nick Pomfret. 81.
See feature in Issue 13 page 40: considers that the Plymouth photographs were taken by F. Pascoe.
Drummond correction. Jim MacIntosh.
See illustration on p. 41 of Issue 13: CR locomotive illustrated not in Drummond original state, for which see Cornwell p. 69 top
Park Coal Depot. Cyril Crawley.
See feature in 13 beginning page 4: Park was not a coal depot; only gave access to Tottenham & District Gas Works.
The River Where? Paul Humfries.
On p. 29 of Issue 13 (feature begins page 4) the supposed River Ware must have been either the River Lea or the synonymous River Lee snorted reader from banks of the Stort.

Alsop, John. Pouteau listings Part 14: The London & North Western Railway Part 2 and the Maryport & Carlisle Railway. 65-81.

Greater Britain 2-2-2-2 No. 528 Richard Moon near Harrow on down local for Rugby 65
Benbow not Alfred the Great 4-4-0 probably No. 1980 Neptune on arrival at Euston (H.C. Doyne): John Alsop (letter 15 p. 45) 66
Kilsby Tunnel ventilator/construction shaft protective wall 67u
Precursor 4-4-0 No. 412 Marquis leaving King's Cross (GNR) in 1909 67l
DX goods 0-6-0 No. 1612 at Keswick station on passenger train 68
2-4-0T No. 2248 outside Buxton shed c1907: caption calls this G1 class? John Alsop (letter 15 p. 45) agrees that is not G1 69u
Bill Bailey class 4-6-0 picking up water on Brock troughs with train of 6-wheel coaches 69l
Webb compound 0-8-0 piloting G1 No. 2552 on coal empties at Sudbury 70
steam navvy possibly on construction of new line to Watford, c1910 71
18 inch goods piloting 2-4-0 passing below Conway Castle (panoramic view) 72
Bunker-first Precursor 4-4-2T entering Harrow c1907 on suburban train for Euston 73u
Precursor 4-4-2T awaiting departure from Euston (note boarded paved surface beyond platform ends): also NLR tank engine on left: see letter from Bill Aves in Issue 15 page 45 who explains why it was there 73l
4ft 6in 2-4-2T No. 816 at London Victoria with Willesden train 74
Large Bloomer 2-2-2 No. 992 75u
4-6-0 Experiment No. 1406 George Findlay at Llandudno probably in 1909 with bicycle van. See also letter from R. Hawkins (15-45) in which date quoted for withdrawal is disputed and .see also letter from Bill Aves in Issue 15 page 45 who gives another date for its demise 75l
Dx 0-6-0 No. 1660 post 1900 76u
Class A Webb compound 0-8-0 No. 2549 on Castlethorpe troughs with heavy freight 76l
Renown 4-4-0 No. 1935 Collingwood following collision at Northampton on 20 April 1910: see also follow up from Mike Christensen in 15 page 46 77u
0-6-0ST Special tank No. 3137 at Euston post-1905 77l
0-4-0ST No. 3243 at Liverpool Edge Hill with spark arrestor 78u
Maryport & Carlisle Railway 0-6-0 No. 25 fitted with chaldron-type buffers 78l
Maryport & Carlisle Railway 0-6-0 No. 9 as rebuilt in 1898 79u
Maryport & Carlisle Railway 0-4-2T No. 18 at Carlisle 79l
Maryport & Carlisle Railway 0-4-2 No. 2 with horsebox at Carlisle post 1903 80
Curthwaite station 81

Fly Shunted 2. 82
Hope Mill station on 1 October 1892. upper
with decorated locomotive on opening day: Cranbrook & Paddock Wood Railway
Hertford Great Northern Railway station. lower
Caption implies that station became "Hertford North": known as Cowgate once separate Hertford North station opened.

Alsop, John. Wish You Were Here? Railway Postcards of Durham. 83-95.
See also rear cover for reproduction of coloured PC of Trimdon station.

Yarm-on-Tees with 2-4-0? entering station off viaduct with passenger train 83
Carlton station 84u
Aycliffe station & signal cabin c1906 84l
Gainford station 85u
Broomielaw private station for Bowes-Lyon family 85l
Shildon station 86u
Brusselton Incline (disused) c1908 86l
West Auckland station c1908 (separate platforms both facing same direction) 87u
Evenwood station c1910 87l
Wearhead station shortly after opening in 1895 88
Willington station with 2-4-0 on passenger train with horsebox (caption calls this "mixed train") 89u
Hesleden station c1910 89l
Horden station c1910 90u
Ushaw Moor station c1910 90m
Autocar (push & pull) with Fletcher BTP 0-4-4T (not as caption) approaching Plawsworth, c1907: also spotted by Mick Nicholson (letter 15 page 45) 90b
Knitsley Viaduct (timber tressle) during conversion to embankment in 1919-20 91u
Shotley Bridge station with Fletcher 2-4-0 arriving (clearly shows NER enamel station sign) 91l
cattle train near Ebchester (Derwent Valley line) with 0-6-0 at front banked by another 0-6-0 at rear 92
High Westwood station (Derwent Valley line) under construction in 1909 93u
High Westwood station with Fletcher 2-4-0 No. 929 arriving 93l
Blaydon station and signal box with 2-4-0 on passenger train waiting departure for Newcastle 94u
Dunston-on-Tyne station c1914 94l
Royal Train arriving with King Edward VII behind S class 4-6-0 No. 2110 to open King Edward Bridge on 10 July 1906: see slso letter from G.N.G. Tingey (15-45) which supports correction imposed by KPJ: No. 2110 was clearly an S class not as caption  95u
Queen Alexandra Bridge, Sunderland under construction 95m
Seaham Hall private station (Hall Dene station) Londonderry Railway 95b

Fly Shunted 3. 96
Tay Bridge looking north, nearing completion in spring of 1887.

Trimdon station (from coloured postcard). rear cover.

Number 15 (2007)

The railway in the landscape: Bursledon station. 2-3.
Whilst still single track with steam yacht, c1906. See also previous Issue for another similar view

Parkhouse, Neil and Miles, John. Bridge improvements on the Midland in the 1880s. Part 3: footbridges. 4-16.
Footbridges: Bridge No. 31 at Burton-on-Trent; under construction in unidentified works; Bagworth, Kettering, Ashchurch, Berkeley Road, Fish Ponds (Bristol); Kettering (another); Stamford and Hay-on-Wye. Also plans and drawings for reconstruction of Bridge No. 12 near Cheltenham dated February 1897; also Bredon as in late 1950s and Bredon station c1910.See also letter from J.W. Mann (Issue 16 page 56) relating to bridges at Fishponds and Bredon .

Arman, Brian. Didcot circa 1892: a broad gauge photographic delight. 17-23.

4-2-2 possibly Prometheus on down express for Plymouth (all rolling stock, except one) were convertibles: letter from Brian Arman (17-82) notes that locomotive was probably Crimea of Rover class 18
4-2-2 Bulkeley double-heading with Sebastopol on down express, c1890 19
Rover class Great Western on 19 May 1892 20
2-2-2 No. 3028 possibly on down Flying Dutchman in May 1892 21
Bulkeley on last up broad gauge Night Mail at 04.05 on 21 May 1892 22
Overall view of Didcot station showing mixed gauge pointwork 23


This led to an interesting letter from John Miles (Issue 16 page 55) which rightly congratulated eveybody for the wonderful pictures, but demolishes the Brunel genius myth: see therat for the demolition.

Fidczuk, Peter. Gas by rail Part 3: Murgatroyd's. 24-42.
New chlor-alkali works at Elworth, near Sandbach, Cheshire, opened in 1950. New fleet of vehicles acquired from Charles Roberts, including probably last wagons to be constructed with timber underframes. The feature, in addition to the photographic illus. tabulated below contains drawings for a bogie tank wagon and photographic details of health & safety type and ownership notices, safety caps, etc.  

T4 four-wheel open wagon with timber underframe: not withdrawn until August 1969 24u
T65 four-wheel hydrochloric acid tank wagon 24l
T77 20 ton caustic liquour tank wagon with steam heating coils 25
T87 14 ton chlorine tank wagon 26u
T84 14 ton chlorine tank wagon modernized with roller bearing axleboxes and Oleo self-contained buffers 26l
T82 as above bu lettered BP a Crewe in 1969 27
T81 BPCM 47133 at Esso Fawley in 1879/80 28
T93 ex British Geon at British Celanese, Sondon 1975 29
5695 ICI General Chemical Division 40 ton bogie tank wagon for caustic liquour 30u
T204 L&Y Wagon Co. witth Dean-Churchward ratchet brake 30l
T209 Hurst Nelson (1959) with roller bearing axleboxes 31
T215 Charles Roberts bogie tank wagon being filled at Elworth 32
T233 BP Chemicals bogie tank wagon at Crewe with 33
T203
T204 Hay's Chemicals: BBCM 77004 bogie tank wagon 34
T211 BPCM 77011 (1959 design) bogie tank wagon 35u
T228 BPCM 77028 bogie tank wagon 35l
T243 BP Chemicals from Standard Wagon 40u
T241 BP Chemicals from Standard Wagon 40l
T242 BP Chemicals from Standard Wagon 41

'Down Postal'. 43-5.
Return to Lee-on-the-Solent. David Morton
See Issue 8 page 4: Scott did not become S&DR No. 11, but was acquired by the LSWR Engineer's Department and was named after Archibald Scott, the Traffic Manager, was moved to the Locomotive Department from January 1874, was sent to the Bodmin & Wadebridge line in Cornwall and returned in 1886. Also describes S&DR No. 11 which also came from George England: it had been constructed for the Imperial Exhibition held in London in 1862. The 2-4-0T was supplied in England's standard blue livery and was bought in 1863 by thhe S&DR where it was known by the saff ass "Bluebottle", but it was not the source for S&DJR blue livery. In 1870 it was sold to the Admiralty at Sheerness...
Somerset & Dorset Railway No. 3. Russ Garner.
See Issue 13 page 58: an attempt to postulate a location (between Burnham and Templecombe) and hints that might be on another railway. .
Somerset & Dorset Railway No. 3. Gerry Nichols
See Issue 13 page 58: an attempt to postulate a location: "south of Bruton"
L&NER Motor Services: brickbat — and a bouquet. Kevin Jones.
See protracted ad absurdum feature in Issue 14 page 17 et seq also cites Backtrack Editorial by himself and article on future of electronic information in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2006, 35, 277.
L&NER Motor Services: brickbat — and a bouquet. Michael Brooks.
See feature in Issue 14 page 17 et seq concurs with KPJ, but far less cruel.
L&NER Motor Services: brickbat — and a bouquet. N.P. Fleetwood. 44
See feature in Issue 14 page 17 et seq who noted that concentration of freight probably had a considerable effect upon local carters.
Midland bridges. Brian Lewis.
See Issue 14 page 46 et seq: writer had encountered alternative views in NRM and National Archive collections (notably RAIL 491/836 and 1014/37) and notes that the timber bridges as illustrated were in as-built condition.
L&NER lorries. David Harvey.
See Issue 14 page 33 lower: vehicle is not an Albion, but an Associated Daimler
More on the Gladstones. E.G. Best.
See Issue 14 page 16: location was Brighton (as agreed by John Minnis, below): adds that No. 172 was fitted with a live steam injector. Also notes that illus. on  top of page 13 (Issue 14) of No. 185 (not as text of letter) appeared to have been condensing as steam was issuing from tender as it was being filled.
More on the Gladstones. Peter Treloar
See 14-8 lower: locomotive fitted for oil firing using Johnson's patented vaporiser burner in which oil was burnt as a gas
More on the Gladstones. Paul Newham.
See 14-8 lower: locomotive fitted for oil firing
More on the Gladstones. Mike Christensen.
See Issue 14 page 12 lower not Balham Intermediate box
More on the Gladstones. John Minnis.
See Issue 14 table: 4 photographed T.F. Budden: 6: at Eastbourne; 7 lower at New Cross, not Bognor; 8 upper see also LBSCR ventilated meat van at head of train;  8 lower: also notes oil-burner and observes Midland Railway fruit and milk vans; 9 upper at Bognor; 10 photographed by E.J. Bedford; photographed by J.N. Maskelyne at Edenbridge; 14 upper: Victoria; and page 16: location was Brighton.
L&NWR Experiments. R. Hawkins. 45
See Issue 14 page 75 lower: staes locomotive withdrawn in August 1935 and cites W.B. Yeadon's A compendium of L&NWR locomotives, 1912-1949. Part 1. Passenger tender engines. Challenger, 1995.
L&NWR Pouteau revisions. John Alsop
Reaction to letter from Huw Edwards (Issue 14 page 64) and to the Pouteau listings in Issues 13 and 14: mainly a pontification on bridge numbers in vicinity of Harrow; the movement of the view at Tebay; caption in Issue 14 to illus on pagge 69 upper is incorrect; also illus on page 66 is a Benbow not an Alfred the Great
Nice sheerlegs! Peter Barker.
See Issue 9 page 59 and earlier letter in Issue 14 page 64: dimesnions now given
From our Hull correspondent. Mick Nicholson.
See bottom illus. on page 90 (Issue 14): clearly an 0-4-4T not as stated. Letter writer's loose reference to Whyte notation led to a useful letter from John Power (Issue 16 pages 55/6) on origins of Whtye notation and its instigator.
A North Eastern loco correction. G.N.G. Tingey.
See illus. page 95 upper (Issue 14): locomotive was S class 4-6-0 not R class 4-4-0
Bursledon. John Fletcher
See caption to Issue 14 page 2:Portswood not Portwood
Oil for coal and L&NWR matters. Bill Aves.
Follow up to letter in Issue 13 page 59 which as writer notes adds to confusion! See also Issue 14: Pouteau LNWR photographs: 73 lower: when LNWR tooks over NLR motive power three of the 4-4-0Ts were taken into LNWR stock and used on London area parcels workings; page 75 lower: offers alternative date for demise of George Findlay

Christensen, Mike. Accident at Northampton, 20th April 1910. (Follow up). 46-7.
Relates to Pouteau listings in Issue 14 page 77 upper: accident was due to signalman (Alfrerd Charles Adams) error and involved a passenger train running into rear of stationary freight: Col. H.A. Yorke in Board of Trade report (30 May 1910) was critical; of signalling and working methods.

Where? [Achilles class 4-2-2 Sir Richard Grenville possibly at Flax Bourton]. 47.
Caption includes notes on Achilles class

L&NER livestock lorry c1926-8  (Follow Up). 48-9.
Associated Daimler 428 type with Charles Roberts double-deck body for carrying sheep. Livery Royal blue: 4 illus. See letters in Issue 16 on page 55 from Adrian Gray, Ian Maddams and Bob McCunn all of which solve the riddle of how the ramp fitted within the confines of the lorry: Maddams also points out the location of the petrol tank and the 20 mph speed limit.

Parkhouse, Neil. Moments in time at Mistley Quay. 50-60.
Photographs by Alf Mustoe of quay on River Stour in even-then (early 1900s) only semi-rural Essex: see also letter from Keith Garwood (Issue 16-55) who actually lives there as did his parents and grandparents and who was listed in the original credits.
Mistley Quay from above Harwich branch with maltings and British Xylonite factory at Brantham (to employ Margaret Thatcher), 1902-3 50u
Spritsail barge Jane at Mistley Quay in late 1902 with Brooks maltings 50l
Brookes maltings with barges Edme and Agnes Mary 51u
Y14 0-6-0 No. 945 shunting at Mistley in 1903 51l
Horlock family group with GER 5-plank wagons 52u
Bagged barley from GER 5-plank wagon being loaded into lighter with Free, Rodwell & Co.'s No. 1 Malting behind 52l
Loading GER van direct from Brooks' warehouse using sack trucks and blank in 1904: note electric light 53
Ketch Fearless in 1904 54u
Steam,m coaster India 54l
Pigs at Mistley Quay 55u
Alf Horlock heaving sack of barley onto cart 55m
Bulk barley being unloaded off barge Marjorie and being placed in sacks and weighed, 1905: see letter from Keith Garwood (16-55) noting that the "bucket" visible was a bushel 55l
Free, Rodwell & Co.'s No. 5 Malting with schooner & spritsail barge 56
Spritsail barge Percy with sails hoisted and one leeboard clearly visible 57u
Original horse-worked tram route to Quay 57l
Free, Rodwell & Co.'s Nos. 5 and 6 Maltings 58
Free, Rodwell & Co.'s No. 1 Malting with spritsail barge becoming a stackie loaded with hay & tug behind it 59
Hay waggon with pair of horses (hay wain?) 60

Alsop, John. Pouteau listings. Part 15: The London & South Western Railway. 61-81.

282 class (Ilfracombe goods) 0-6-0 No. 394 61
Waterloo station platforms 1,2,3 looking towards country, 1898 62
T9 on 11.00 for Plymouth passing Nine Elms in 1903 63u
T9 No. 715 with two three-coach sets in October 1903. Location was Wimbledon see letters from Peter Swift and Greg Tingey in Issue 16 page 55 63l
L12 No. 421 (following Salisbury disaster of 1906) under repair at Nine Elms Works 64
T6 4-4-0 No. 680 departing Waterloo and M7 0-4-4T possibly No. 242 65
700 class 0-6-0 No. 687 on freight at Swathling, c1903 66u
Southampton Terminus with 415 class 4-4-2T No. 171 and No. 167 and O2 0-4-4T No. 188: see letter from Peter Swift noting that "No. 167" was probably No. 367 (a T1 class 0-4-4T); also records destinations (see letter): 66l
C8 4-4-0 No. 293 passing Shawford Junction signal box on express for Bournemouth formed from very old rolling stock; see letter from Peter Swift noting that caption's reference to bogie tender going to an S15 in 1935 is not quite correct: 67
E10 4-2-2-0 No. 369 near Swaythling with troop train for Southampton thence to India 68
273 class 0-6-0 No. 0276 on Guildford turntable 69
T1 0-4-4T No. 61 at Sidmouth outside engine shed: see letter from R. Hawkins (Issue 16 page 56) which corrects caption: there was no engine shed at Exmouth Junction (Exmouth Junction supplied motive power once Sidmouth shed closed. 70
Terrier 0-6-0T No. 735 at Exmouth Junction between 1903 and 1907: see also Backtrack, 1989, 3, 172 for its use on Lyme Regis branch 71u
T3 4-4-0 No. 564 double heading with T9 on up express approaching Salisbury (both locomotives carried headcodes: GWR baulk road in foreground: see letter from Peter Swift noting that not a T3, but a T6, probably No. 664 (locomotive features Drummond modifications) 71l
2-4-0WT No. 0298 at Wadebridge 72
Steam railmotor/railcar near Bournemouth West 73u
Plymstock with train from Turnchapel c1900 73l
Camberley & York Town (for Sandhurst) station and its staff 74
A12 (Jubilee) class 0-4-2 No. 606 75
Canute class 2-2-2 No. 132 Conqueror c1869 76u
Improved Clyde class 2-4-0 Fireball at Nine Elms in ealy 1870s: see letter from Peter Swift noting that photograph was probably taken after 1878 76l
M7 No. 40 with T9 on heavy Sunday Waterloo to Portsmouth rain leaving Petersfield 77u
T9 No. 280: three-quarter view from rear showing cab interior 77l
0-4-0ST No. 0110 Ritzebuttel (Alexander Shanks, Arbroath) with condensing gear for working to Southampton Town Pier 78
F13 4-6-0 No. 331 at Eastleigh coal stage being prepared: see also feature by Peter Swift in Number 6 page 3 79
G14 4-6-0 No. 457 at Salisbury waiting to take over over up express for Waterloo: note also pneumatic signal which according to Mick Nicholson (letter 16 page 56) makes date post November 1902. 80u
A12 (Jubilee) 0-4-2 No. 552 at Waterloo 80m
X2 4-4-0 No. 580 at Waterloo on Dorchester vai Ringwood train: see letter from Peter Swift noting that caption incorrect in asserting that Nos 577 to 581 had narrow cabs and splashers: only No. 577 was fitted thus.   80l
Chard Junction station platforms photographed by J.B. Sherlock 81u
E14 4-6-0 No. 335 and T7 4-2-2-0 No. 720 (showing crosstubes rhough opening hatch) inside Eastleigh Works 81l

Fly Shunted: [Taunton c1895]. 82.
Replacement of baulk road with large number of participants & observers; also whitewashed cattle trucks & new signals: see also Issue 16 page 56 for letters from Mick Nicholson, Richard Brice and John Hill (who provided further photograph probably taken at same time (during reconstruction of Taunton station)..

Bowdidge, Nigel. Wish you were here? Railway postcards of Essex. 83-96.

Witham station post 1905 83
Wickford station 84u
White Notley station c1910 84m
Theydon Bois station with up train c1910 84l
Bishops Stortford looking east with private owner wagons: Fosdick of Ipswich with dumb buffers; William H. Booth of Ipswich; Bradbury of London; Coote & Warren of Peterborough; Peterborough Co-operative Wholesale Society  85u
Shenfield & Hutton station c1902 85l
Ilford Corporation tramcar No. 5 outside Seven Kings station 1905 86u
Rochford station with T19R 2-4-0 entering with train for which ladies in straw hats were waiting c1910 86m
Mistley Quay with hints of wagons and spritsail barge 86l
Parkeston Quay station with workman's train in bay platform 87u
Maldon East station exterior 87l
Loughton carriage sidings with train for Fenchurch Street 88u
Ilford station road fronatage with electric tram route 88l
Hatfield Peveril station 89u
Squirrel's Heath & Guidea Park in 1913 89l
Forest Gate station with West Ham Corporation tram car No. 16, c1910 90u
Dunmow station 90m
Clacton-on-Sea station exterior with GER double-deck bus, c1913 90l
Chingford sation entrance with policeman. ladies on bicycles and horse-drawn bus,  c1909 91u
Chelmsford station exterior with GER double-deck buses, c1912 91m
Chelmsford goods yard with cattle trucks 91l
Bradfield station c1913 92u
Billericay with T19 on local train 92m
PS Suffolk at Harwich Quay c1908 92l
Train ferry with J65 shunting at Harwich, 1920s 93u
SS Berlin (lost February 1907) and SS Colchester at Parkeston Quay, c1905 93m
Leigh-on-Sea with paddlers and pleasure boats and LTSR freight train behind including fish wagon 93l
Benfleet station platforms 94u
Upminster station platforms & name sign 94m
Tilbury Riverside from Thames, c1910 94l
Walton-on-the-Naze Pier and electric railway/tramway c1910 95u
Shoeburyness station 95m
Jaywick miniature railway with "Stirling Single" just visible, shacks, and wonderful 1930s cars: Ian Maddams (Issue 16 page 55) notes that one vehicle not marketed until summer of 1937 95l
Kerr Stuart 0-4-2T Kynite on Corringham Light Railway with train including toast rack carriages 96u
GER bus signed Chelmsford & Great Waltham at Chelmsford garage c1913 96l

Chlorine tank wagons. Paul Bartlett. rear cover
Coloured illus. of BPCM tank wagons: four-wheel 47143 (T91) at Fawley on 16 August 1979; bogie 77026 (T226) at British Celanese, Spondon on 5 August 1978

Number 16 (2007)

The railway in the landscape: Llanfihangel Station c1905. 2-3.
Raailway station on bottom margin: John Morgan open wagons with dumb buffers just visible in Cambrian Railways' station.

Hill, Norman. Timothy Hackworth's essential place in early locomotive development. 4-26.
An attempt to increase the historical standing of Hackworth, and possibly to downgrade that of George Stephenson who is almost accused of industrial espionage, the word "plundered" is used, on behalf of The Grand Allies (Sir Thomas Liddell, James Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie and the Earl of Strathmore) who supplied him with a horse. The references are highly selective: Dendy Marshall and Reed are excluded, Clement Stretton's skeletal line drawings are used without giving any warning that they may be inaccurate. See also letter from R.A. Fox in Issue 19 page 52 which refers back to contributions in Issue 17 page 38 from Harry Jack and Kevin Jones. See also letter in Issue 18 (inside back cover) from Michael Hardy who is critical of the claim made in Robert Young's Timothy Hackworth and the locomotive that three locomotives constructed by Hackworth were the first in British North America: Dorchester built by Stephenson's for the Champlain & St Lawrence Railroad in 1836 was the first .Letter from Peter Treloar (Issue 19 page 52) notes that Pavlovsk was displaced from near Moscow to the Black Sea.

SDR locomotives No. 5 Royal George, No. 1 Locomotion and No.8 Victory at Shildon (pencil drawing John Wigston) 4
Portrait of Hackworth 5u
Wylam: pit village: R.P. Leitch contemporary engraving via Samuel Smiles Lives of the engineers 5l
West Moor Colliery, Killingworth: R.P. Leitch contemporary engraving via Samuel Smiles Lives of the engineers 6u
Trevithick's Pen-y-darren locomotive: contemporary engraving 6l
Early plateway & railway track from Robert Young's Timothy Hackworth 7u
Trevithick's Gateshead locomotive from Tomlinson's North Eastern Railway 7l
Trevithick's Catch-me-who-can locomotive 8l
Catch-me-who-can running on circular track near to future site of Euston station (Thomas Rowlandson) 8r
Wylam Grasshopper locomotive of 1811 from Robert Young's Timothy Hackworth 9ul
William Hedley's Wylam Dilly at Craghead Colliery c1880 9ur
Engraving of "Puffing Billy" as included in Clement E. Stretton's Development of the locomotive See letter from Harry Jack in Issue 17 page 38 9l
Blenkinsop-Murray rack locomotive from Tomlinson's North Eastern Railway 10u
Blenkinsop rail from Tomlinson's North Eastern Railway 10m
Blenkinsop-Murray rack locomotive hauling train from Robert Young's Timothy Hackworth 10b
George Stephenson's first locomotive from Stretton's The development of the locomotive 11u
Edward Pease from Tomlinson's North Eastern Railway 11m
Drive for Stephenson's 1814 locomotive from G. Drysdale Dempsey Rudimentary treatise on the locomotive engine 11b
George Stephenson's second locomotive from Tomlinson's North Eastern Railway 12u
Killingworth No. 2 LPC photograph c1865 12b
George Stephenson from Tomlinson's North Eastern Railway 12
Robert Stephenson from Robert Young's Timothy Hackworth 12
Locomotion No. 1 as preserved and prepared for exhibition from Tomlinson's North Eastern Railway 13u
Locomotion No. 1 as preserved on Darlington Bank Top station 13l
Map of SDR published 1828 from Robert Young's Timothy Hackworth 14
Scene at Skerne Briadge on opening day SDR 27 September 1825 from F.S. Williams: Our iron roads 14i
Chittapratt after Seguin sketch presumably in Pearce Locomotives of the Stockton & Darlington Railway 15
Royal George from Tomlinson's North Eastern Railway 16
Experiment after rebuilding by Hackworth in 1828 from Stretton's The development of the locomotive 17u
Stylised view of Rainhill trials from Samuel Smiles Lives of the engineers 17m
Lancashire Witch from Stretton's The development of the locomotive 17l
Hackworth's Sans Pareil from F.S. Williams: Our iron roads 18u
Sans Pareil outside Soho Works with driver perched high up (watercolour by John Wigston) 18l
J. Swain engraving of No. 23 Wilberforce (Engineer. 21 October 1879) from Tomlinson's North Eastern Railway 19t
Drawing of No. 13 Coronation from Robert Young's Timothy Hackworth 19um
Rocket of 1831(Hackworth 0-6-0) from Robert Young's Timothy Hackworth 19lm
Robert Stephenson's Patentee (L&MR No. 33) from Stretton's The development of the locomotive 19b
Hackworth's 0-4-0 passenger locomotive Globe from Robert Young's Timothy Hackworth 20ul
Stephenson's Planet from Stretton's The development of the locomotive. See letter from Harry Jack in Issue 17 page 38 20ur
Globe as depicted on Hackworth's business card from Tomlinson's North Eastern Railway 20l
Hackworth's first locomotive for Russia from Robert Young's Timothy Hackworth 21u
Leader: one of Hackworth's final locomotives for SDR from Robert Young's Timothy Hackworth (photograph) 21m
Inside a locomotive engine factory from Pictorial gallery of arts. 1845 21l
Plan of Soho engineering works at New Shildon, 1850 from Robert Young's Timothy Hackworth 22u
Rear of erecting shop New Shildon from Robert Young's Timothy Hackworth 22ll
Main building New Shildon from Robert Young's Timothy Hackworth 22lr
John Gray 2-2-2 constructed Soho Works for LBSCR from Robert Young's Timothy Hackworth 23u
Hackworth's second  Sans Pareil of 1849 from Robert Young's Timothy Hackworth 23l
Soho Works today (i.e. 2000): two  photographs 24
Masons Arms crossing c1895 25u
Masons Arms crossing in "1925" (1975): see letter from Mick Nicholson (17-38) who notes presence of APT in photograph 25m
Masons Arms crossing in 2000 25l
Hackworth 0-6-0 after conversion to snowplough at South Hetton Colliery in 1935 26t
Hackworth 0-6-0 No. 25 Derweant as preserved on Darlington Bank Top station. c1910 26um
Hackworth family tomb in St. John's churchyard, Shildon 26
Statue of Timothy Hackworth in Shildon park 26
Hackworth family home: Soho Cottage, Shildon 26

Christensen, Mike. The Cambrian Railways photographs of H. Burman: Part 4. 27-34.
Page 27: Sharp Stewart 4-4-0 No. 68
Pages 28-9: No. 10 (GWR 196 class 2-4-0 No. 213) used with No. 212 to demonstrate Arthur Reginald Angus's automatic train control system as demonstrated on the West Somerset Mineral Railway in 1911 and acquired via Bute Supply by the Camvbrian Railways in 1921: four illustrations
page 30 4-4-0 ex-No. 50 as GWR No. 1110 at Machynlleth
31 two view of unidentified 4-4-0s: lower leaving Harlech
32 upper: unidentified 4-4-0 below cliffs at Harlech
32 lower 0-6-0 GWR No. 908 (ex-Manchester & Milford Railway No. 9, supplied Sharp Stewart in 1888)
33 upper 0-6-0 GWR No. 900 (ex-Cambrian Railways No. 45 (Sharp Stewart 1864) at Barmouth Junction
33 lower 0-6-0 GWR No. 884 (Neilson 1899)
34 Unidentiified 15 Class 0-6-0 on long freight

Alsop, John. The railway photographs of E. Pouteau.  Part 16: The  Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway, the Midland & South Western Junction Railway and the Midland. Railway Part 1. 35-54.
See also short feature in Issue 17 page 81 with more photographs and letters from/between Mike Barnsley and John Alsop concerning the one photograph (below) and the information in the lists

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway coach with central observation area at Barnstaple Town (J.B. Sherlock). See also letter from Steve Phillips in Issue 17 page 38 which corrects "Bristol Carriage & Wagon" to Bristol Wagon & Carriage Works 36u
M&GNJR 4-4-0 (Beyer Peacock 1883) No. 25 at Yarmouth c1905 36l
M&GNJR 4-4-0 (Beyer Peacock 1883/reboilered 1907 with Derby boiler) at Cromer c1910 37
M&GNJR Cross Keys Bridge at Sutton Bridge 1908 (F.E. MacKay) 38
M&GNJR Sharp Stewart 4-4-0 (Johnson design 1894) No. 51 at South Lynn (F.E. MacKay) 39u
M&SWJR Dubs 1898 2-4-0 No. 10 39l
MR Johnson 0-6-0 cab with engienmen 40
MR 0-6-0 No. 1365 hauling Leeds to Morecambe excursion with American Pullman cars at front, North of Hellifield 41u
Carlisle Durran Hill locomotive depot (R.E. Charlewood) 41l
1102 class 0-6-0T No. 1136 as rebuilt in 1891 at Durran Hill pre-1903 42u
60 class 4-4-0 No. 86 at Durran Hill c1902 42l
156 class 4-4-0 No. 205 at Manchester Trafford Park c1900 43
1327 class 4-4-0 (Dubs 1877, rebuilt 1890) No. 1335 at Trafford Park c1900 44
1808 class 4-4-0 No. 1816 at Trafford Park c1900 45u
156 class 2-4-0 No. 77A at Bradford Forster Square (caption states Exchange) on 18 March 1905 (J. Harold Wright) 45l
Class 1 2-4-0 No. 71 with smokebox door open at Leeds Wellington c1900 46u
Thackley Tunnels West end with train emerging, 14 August 1907 46l
Matlock Bath with station and Manchester to St Pancras express passing 47
Johnson Belpaire 4-4-0 heading north leaving Elstree unnels 48
Two up coal trains posed at Elstree (both hauled by 1142 class 0-6-0s as rebuilt in 1903), one identified as No. 1190 49
2303 class No. 197 at Hawes c1903 50u
Ribblehead Viaduct (original caption: Batty Moss Viaduct) with scaffolding on centre arches 50m
1357 class 0-6-0 No. 1364 at Lancaster 50b
Hellifield station see also long letter in Issue 18 page 30 from George Harris 51u
Fox Walker (1878) 0-6-0ST No. 2067A inside Burton-on-Trent engine shed in 1906. See also letter from Bill Aves (Issue 17 page 38) concerning this locomotive, 51l
Blea Moor signal box and water tower c1905 52
Up local passenger train leaving Blea Moor Tunnel c1907 (J.M. Tomlinson) 53
Up local passenger train at Horton 54u
Baldwin 2-6-0 No. 2526 (J.M. Tomlinson). See also letter from Steve Phillips in Issue 17 page 38 which states that locomotives were delivered in fully lined MR livery 54l

'Down Postal'. 55-6.
Pouteau L&SWR: matters arising. Peter Swift.
See Issue 15
page 63 lower: location was Wimbledon
page 66 lower: destinations: class 415 for Bournemouth via Sway; T1 for Portsmouth via Netley and the O2 is for the Newbury line on train of GWR stock (at that time were locomotives changed at Winchester? KPJ)
see page 67: caption's reference to bogie tender going to an S15 in 1935 is not quite correct
see page 71 lower: not a T3, but a T6, probably No. 664 (locomotive features Drummond modifications)
see page 76 lower: photograph was probably taken after 1878
see page 80 lower: notes that caption incorrect in asserting that X2 class Nos 577 to 581 had narrow cabs and splashers: only No. 577 was fitted thus.  
Pouteau L&SWR: matters arising. Greg Tingey.
See Issue 15 page 63 lower: location was Wimbledon
L&NER livestock lorry. Adrian Gray.
See Issue 15 page 48: describes the means by which the ramp was fitted into lorry
L&NER livestock lorry. Ian Maddams
See Issue 15 page 48: describes the means by which the ramp was fitted into lorry and points out the location of the petrol tank and the 20 mph speed limit. Also notes that picture of Jaywick (Issue 15 95 lower) could not have been before summer of 1937 as Ford van visible was not marketed until then (a real Essex man letter)
L&NER livestock lorry. Bob McCunn
See Issue 15 page 48: describes the means by which the ramp was fitted into lorry
More Mistley memories. Keith Garwood
See feature beginning page 50 in Issue 15: further observations, including a caption correction: the bucket was a bushel (makes one think of school exercise books (back page: KPJ)
Brunel – not so great. John Miles.
See Issue 15 page 17 for collection of wonderful photographs of broad gauge, but writer (a professional engineer) condemns Brunel not for his magnificent bridges and choice of route, but on the folly of the broad gauge and his traction policy (his locomotives and the atmospheric system): the latter led to a line which continues to be difficult and costly to work. Brian Arman responded to Professor Miles' observations in Issue 17 page 38..
Whyte's locomotive classification, John Power.
See Mick Nicholson letter in Issue 15 page 45: states that Whyte system was outlined by Editor of American Engineer & Railroad Journal in December 1900 Issue.
No shed. R. Hawkins. 56
See Issue 15 page 70 to correct caption: there was no engine shed at Exmouth Junction (Exmouth Junction supplied motive power once Sidmouth shed closed
Midland bridges. J.W. Mann
See Issue 14 page 46: additional information about the bridges at Cleeve, and at Bredon (where the unpainted girders would have been treated with red lead prior to fabrication); the correct terminology for the timber bearer at the top of a trestle is a corbel; and at Abbotswood where the date of reconstruction was 1886; and Issue 15 page 4.
Baulk road to power signalling. Mick Nicholson
See Issue 15 page 80 upper note also pneumatic signal which according to Mick Nicholson (letter 16 page 56) makes date post November 1902. See Issue 15 page 82:postulates that photograph possible marked removal of last section of baulk road in vicinity..
Removing the baulk road: mystery view. Richard Brice
See Issue 15 page 82: comment on bran (not brand) new shovels
Removing the baulk road: mystery view. John Hill
See Issue 15 page 82: provided further photograph probably taken at same time, during reconstruction of Taunton station.

Fidczuk, Peter. Gas by rail .Part 4: Associated Octel and Tank Rentals. 57-82.
Associated Octel grew out of 1930s activity sponsored by the Ministry of Aviation to ensure the supply of a strategic material, namely anti-knock compounds for petrol engines ued in cars and aero engines. These are based on tetraethyl lead used with the ethylene dibromide (for aero engines) or ethylene dichloride to act as scavengers. The dibromide (bromine) requires a supply of chlorine and is produced from warm seawater: the initial plant was located at Hayle power station in Cornwall. The tetraethyl lead plant was located at Lostock Gralam, known variously as Plumley, Plumbley, Holford and Winnington. Following WW2, a further bromine plant was established at Amlwch on Anglesey and this was built in association with a new Associated Octel plant at Ellesmere Port. Illus. include 20 ton ethylene dibromide tank wagon constructed by Charles Roberts in 1940 No. G26 for Hayle to Plumley traffic. Hayle Wharf branch with 57XX shunting two tank wagons (one for chlorine, the other for sulphuric acid) in April 1959 (two photos Hugh Davies); Associated Octel tank wagon No. 404 supplied by Charles Roberts in 1940 in about 1964; Associated Octel tank wagon No.907 for chlorine transport at Stoke Gifford in May 1972; Associated Octel tank wagon No.926 constructed by Jurst Nelson in 1957/8. .

Alsop, John. Wish you were here? Railway postcards of Carmarthenshire. 83-95.

Cynghordy Viaduct with LNWR 4-6-2T hauling express towards Craven Arms 83
Llandovery Station 84u
Llangadock statiom 84l
LNWR 2-4-2 No. 2143 assisting GWR 0-6-0 with passenger train at Llandilo (Llandeilo) station 85u
Llandebie (Llandybie) station with southbound freight 85m
Glanamman station 85l
Garnant station with GWR 0-6-0ST on passenger train 86u
Pontyberen station (Burry Port & Gwendraeth Valley) with 0-6-0ST No. 2 Pontyberen? & ex-Metropolitan Rly carriages 86l
Pontyates (Pontyeates) station: BPGVR corrugated iron structure 87
Trimsaran Colliery land sales yard during WW2 88u
BPGVR terminus at Burry Port pre-1912 88l
Llanelly station with down local passenger train hauled by 806 class 2-4-0 89u
Pembrey East signal box (Dyvatty) having been impaled by a locomotive on 4 March 1912 89m
Pembrey & Burry Port station in 1906 89l
Ferrybridge station with Edwardian day trippers arriving for day on beach: station had chalet roof 90u
St Claers station with passenger train which included an open poultry & fish truck loaded with trunks (luggage), also cattle trucks 90l
Whitland station early 1920s 91u
Clynderwen station with chalet roof 91l
Clynderwen station with 0-6-0ST on train of ballast hoppers in 1905, presumably running in association with works at Fishguard station. Also visible Caepontbren Colliery and Trimsaran Anthracite wagons 92
Carmarthen station in 1902 93u
GWR bus at Llanstephen on opening day 1 May 1909 with Milnes-Daimler LC6704 93l
Bronwydd Arms station 94u
Conwil station 94l
Pencader station with Manchester & Milford Haven Railway 2-4-0 Lady Elizabeth (Sharp Stewart 1866, rebuilt 1890) 95u
Newcastle Emlyn with ex-M&MR 2-4-2T No. 6 Cader Idris as GWR No. 1306 in 1913 95m
Llanbyther station decorated with banners 95l

Fly shunted: Dorstone goods yard on the Golden Valley line. 96
Horse and waggon owned by Roger Haines of Snodhill Court, Peterchurch. Sacks being loaded from waggon into GWR iron mink van, c1920.

Llandilo station with southbound passenger train hauled by LNWR tanke engine (Coloured post card). Rear cover (upper)
Manchester Ship Canal diesel locomotive No. 3003 hauling Associated Octel tank wagons at Ellesmere Port in September 1991. (T. Mann: colour photograph). Rear cover (lower)

Number 17 (2007)

The railway in the landscape: Bethesda c1895. 2-3.
LNWR station in foreground with mineral wagons (see enlargement page 23 (bottom)). and six-wheel coaching stock: in middle distance Penrhyn slate quarries and Penrhyn Railway train with locomotive at foot of inclined plane and mountains in vast background. See also long commentary on the picture from Peter Swift in Issue 18 (inside back cover) who detected one of three large Hunslet locomotives on the Penrhyn Quarry Railway and notes on the inclines and on slate traffic on the LNWR branch..

Pirie, A. Gordon. Strabathie Light Railway (or the Blackdog Light Railway or the Murcar Railway. 4-23.
The Seaton Brick & Tile Company built a brickworks at Strabathie on the North Sea coast north of Aberdeen in 1898 and in 1899 acquired a Light Railway Order to construct a narrow gauge (3ft) from the works to Bridge of Don. The line was 3¼ miles long. Alexander Christie, the manager of the brickworks hoped that it would be possible to work the firm's traffic from there into the City centre using Aberdeen Corporation Tramways and vehicles were designed, but not constructed to cope with two different gauges. A Hunslet outside-cylinder 0-4-0ST Newburgh was the motive power and open wagons were supplied by W.G. Bagnall and later by Gray, Harrow & Co. of Aberdeen. Subsequently, the Seaton Brick & Tile Co. was pursuaded to carry golfers to the links and these were conveyed in former tramcars supplied from Aberdeen Corporation, and built by R.&J. Shinnie of Aberdeen. When the Hunslet was withdrawn on closure of the brickworks it was acquired by William Tawse, an Aberdeen contractor. From 1909 a petrol-engined railcar was employed, supplied by John B.Duff and this was known as the buggy or the trainie. See also congratulatory letter from Martin Gregory, but with some cryptic comment upon the source of power for the railcar. The Hunslet with a train of two carriages is illustrated on page 9. At the bottom of page 8 there is a drawing (S. and f. els.) of a wagon. There are several pictures of the railcar from its prime through until its semi-demise. On page 10 upper there is a postcard photograph of Great North of Scotland Railway mail omnibus (bus) at Newburgh: Milnes-Daimler No. 2368: registered as SA 311. The buggy's driver was Jim Fiddes and he is shown with his handbell on page 18......

Fly shunted 1. 23.
Enlargement of part of photograph of Bethesda station (pp. 2/3) to show mineral wagons in great detail: two belonged to Robert Williams & Sons Ltd, coal merchants of Liverpool and the other was lettered Garswood, possibly Garswood Coal & Iron Co. wagon

Digby, Nigel. 'Our carriages': the story of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway's own carriages and what happened to them. 22-34.
The story 'Our carriages' as they were known at the Melton Constable works of what became the M&GNJR were ordered by the Lynn & Fakenham Railway from the Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Co, in 1882. By delivery the railway had become the Eastern & Midlands Railway and William Marriott was its Engineer and Locomotive Superintendent who termed these vehicles the 'Large Stock'. They had semi-elliptical roofs and were six-wheelers. From 1892 Marriott produced what he termed 'New Stock' at Melton Constable using parts from withdrawn MR and NLR vehicles, but with the overall appearance conforming with the 'Large Stock'. The basis for much of this article is Marriott's Day Book which is kept in the National Archive at Kew.

4-4-0T No. 8 with New Stock at North Walsham c1902 22
Large stock third No. 47 as delivered in 1882. 23
General arrangement drawing of Large Stock third No. 55 as running in 1890s 25
Remains of third No. 47 in a Lincolnshire fruit field in 1989 26
Remains of third No. 47 in a Lincolnshire field in 1989 27u
Large Stock composite No. 56 as newly painted in 1894 27l
General arrangement drawing of Large Stock composite No. 11 (former No. 60) as from c1904 28u
General arrangement drawing of rebuilt composite No. 8 as running c1914 28l
Rebuilt third No. 52 (clearly a composite KPJ) with LNER style lettering at Melton Constable 29u
Remains of Large Stock third No. 55 in 1992 29l
Garnish rail No. 55 on remains of Large Stock third No. 55 in 1992 30u
Luggage brake No. 204 30m
Large Stock luggage brake No. 31 30l
General arrangement drawing of Large Stock luggage brake No. 184 as at c1914 31u
Remains of flat-topped ducket on Large Stock brake No. 184 at Themelthorpe in 1986 31
Remains of Large Stock brake No. 184 at Themelthorpe in 1986 31
Remains of Large Stock brake No. 184 at Themelthorpe in 1986 (end view) 32

Great Western Trust. The Bristol & Exeter Railway versus the Great Western Railway, 1841-9: the Weston-Super-Mare branch and other matters. 35-7.
Papers acquired by R. King Bird and donated to the Great Western Trust throw light upon a dispute between the BER and the GWR concerning the Weston-super-Mare branch

Down postal. 38-
RA8 – close to the hedge. Nick de Courtais.
See Issue 8 pp. 2-3 for double hedges in picture of South Eastern Railway train in snow. SER probably planted this type of hedge (KPJ: probably a sort of precursor to CTRL razor wire)
RA12 – a matter of time. Graham Beare.
See end of feature in Issue 12 (page 28) where mph and time are expressed in form 6 1-3, etc: writer suggests that this was due to the shortage of fractions by Edwardian printers in their collections of lead slugs . 6 1-3 would be 6 hours 20 minutes. (KPJ: this problem is still encountered within html)
Midland 0-6-0STs – the answer. Bill Aves.
See Issue 16 page 51 (lower) for photograph of MR 0-6-0ST No. 2067A. Cites Summerson's Midland Railway locomotives Vol. 3 pp. 189-90 which states that MR purchased two Fox Walker 0-6-0STs: original running numbers 1428/9, Works Numbers 377 and 384 in 1879 for dock shunting at Gloucester. No. 1428 became 1428A in 1890 and 2067A in 1891 and remained in service until 1906.
Matters arising. Steve Phillips.
See Issue 16: 54 lower: Baldwin 2-6-0s: letter states that locomotives were delivered in fully lined MR livery; and page 36 upper: corrects "Bristol Carriage & Wagon" to Bristol Wagon & Carriage Works
In defence of Isambard. Brian Arman.  
See letter in Issue 16 page 55 from Professor John Miles which condemned Brunel for his lack of mechanical engineering ability: letter writer prays to justify Brunel's flawed genius by placing him alongside Euclid, Augustine, Thomas More, and so on, and by noting that Brunel perceived Paddington as being the departure point for New York.
Time warp! Mick Nicholson.
See middle photograph on page 25 of Issue 16: presence of APT invalidates suggested date of 1925
Hackworth undermined. Harry Jack.
See article in Issue 16 beginning page 4: questions the use of illustrative material from Clement Stretton's The development of the locomotive, noting that Stretton is regarded as being unreliable: notes that the drawing of Stephenson's Planet (page 20 upper right) is inaccurate and that the picture of "Puffing Billy" (9 lower) was based upon a photograph of Wylam Dilly. See also letter from R.A. Fox in Issue 19 page 52. Norman Hill responded in Issue 20 page 59+.
Hackworth undermined. Kevin P. Jones.
See article in Issue 16 beginning page 4: takes exception to phrase "knowledge plundered from his neighbours" used to describe George Stephenson's working methods and uses bibliographical warrant to contrast the relative significance of the two engineers. See also letter from R.A. Fox in Issue 19 page 52. KPJ also used this letter to accuse Railway Archive of lacking a sense of direction: such nonsense was firmly squashed not only by the Editor, but also in letters in Issue 18 (inside back cover) from Tony Wisdom, Cyril Crawley and Steve Phillips, and from KPJ who considers Issue 17 to be absolutely super. Norman Hill responded in Issue 20 page 59+..
Sackcloth & ashes. Brian Arman. 82.
See feature in Issue 15 page 18 by writer for picture stated to be Prometheus was probably Crimea of Rover class

Arman, Brian. The 'Bear' at Bath. 39-43.
No. 111 The Great Bear: six photogrphs with Star class No. 4017 Knight of the Black Eagle in two of them. Views probably taken in 1908. See also upper illustration on rear cover, and correspondence on the state of the locomotive when the photographs were taken. Letter from Bob McCunn (Issue 18 inside back cover) relates to photograph on page 41 which appears to show a rearward facing headlamp and letter from Graham Beare in Issue 18 on front steps and associated handrail which led to letters in Issue 19 from David Patrick and from Peter Treloar. See also feature by Michael Wrottesley in Backtrack, 2008, 22, 547-52.:.

Greaves, Jim. Ramsgate Town, 1913: train through the wall. 44-50.
On 11 March 1913 an accident occurred through the failure of Driver James Woodward of H class 0-4-4T No. 324 to connect the vacuum brake hose between the locomotive and its train at Margate Sands and this led to the train demolishing a wall at Ramsgate Town (both stations were closed during the Southern Railway's improvement of railway routes on the Isle of Thanet).

Alsop, John. The railway photographs of E. Pouteau.  Part 16: The  Midland. Railway Part 2. 51-70..

0-4-4T No. 1261  possibly still in green livery outside Lancaster shed possibly pre-1900 51
890 class 2-4-0 No. 901 still in green livery pre-1886 52
4-2-2 No. 689 pilot to 4-2-2 No. 123 passing Mill Hill on down Manchester express in 1907 53u
4-2-2 No. 20 (old number) with No. 21 (new number on tender) passing Mill Hill on down Scotch express in 1907 53l
4-2-2 No. 618 pilot to 4-4-0 No. 1757 (old number) passing Mill Hill on down express in 1907 54u
1804 class 4-4-0 No. 1814 in original condition at Trafford Park c1888 54l
890 class 2-4-0 No. 136 between 1890 and 1907 55
800 class 2-4-0 No. 820A at St. Pancras c1905 56
4-4-0 No. 2424 (150 class)  pilot to 4-4-0 No. 847 (840 class) passing Mill Hill on down Liverpool & Manchester express in 1904-6 57u
Compound No. 2635 with bogie tender at Kentish Town probably in late 1903: Peter Bunce (Issue 18 page 30) suggests that these were "yellow bellies" and that compounds were very much 'experts' engines 57l
690 class 0-4-4T No. 786 pre-1907 58u
Hampton station with 0-6-0 on freight heading towards Whitacre: Oh no it wasn't: see letters from Mike Christensen and John Edgington (Issue 18 page 30) who place the location firmly as West Hampstead. 58l
1873 class 0-6-0 No. 3215 near Leigh on Southend excursion post 1907 59u
25 class 4-2-2 No. 1860 at St Pancras in c1905: Peter Bunce (Issue 18 page 30) suggests that these were "yellow bellies" 59l
Sharnbrook accident of 4 February 1909: head-on collision of two freight trains. See also letter from Bill Aves (Number 18 p. 30) who refutes statement about locomotives being withdrawn as result of accident 60
4-2-2s Nos. 1872 and 2602 double-head up express near Mill Hill with two open wagons with milk churns and a ventilated van at front of train: Peter Bunce (Issue 18 page 30) suggests that the open wagons were either CR or NBR and conveyed fish in barrels, the ventilated van (probably from the CR) may have conveyed meat. 61
60 class 4-4-0 No. 2597 on down express at Mill Hill c1906 62u
Beyer Peacock condensing 4-4-0T No. 206A at Kentish Town c1901 62m
1502 class 2-4-0 No. 1505 62l
2000 class 0-6-4T No. 2008 at Cheadle Heath c1908 63
2000 class 0-6-4T No. 2004 at Trafford Park shed c1908 64
Cheshire Lines shed at Trafford Park with GCR, GNR and MR locomotives, c1908 65u
Tender with No. 316 at Trafford Park shed 65m
0-4-0ST No. 1523 in Swansea area 65l
2-4-0s Nos. 9 and 199 (probably with incorrect tenders for respective locomotives) at St Pancras c1907 66
115 class 4-4-2 No. 124 on down express at Mill Hill c1906 (F.E. Mackay) 67
1737 class 4-4-0 No. 420 and 4-2-2 backing out of St Pancras c1907 68u
4-2-2 pilot to 2606 class 4-4-0 No. 857 departing St Pancras in 1906: letter from Peter Bunce (18 page 30) argues that this should have been called the 850 class 68l
Compound No. 1017 at Mill Hill on down express with NER clerestory coach at front of train post 1907: letter from Peter Bunce (18 page 30) firmly states that saloon is one of six family saloons built in 1879: one features in a picture of Sarah Barnhardt. By the time of the photograph the vehicle may have been downgraded to a picnic saloon. 69u
690 class 0-4-4T as rebuilt in 1890 No. 1200 at St Pancras 69l
West Hampstead station being rebuilt between 1905 and 1906 with northbound express hauled by 4-2-2 passing 70

Mullay, A.J. The loss of Colchester and other tales: Great Eastern ships in World War One. 71-80.
The Great Eastern Railway lost several of its ships during WW1, notably the Colchester. On 2 April 1916 the company's cargo ship Cromer attempted to ram a German U-boat (submarine) which forced it to crash-dive. Captain F.F. Beeching was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for this action. On 23 June 1916 the Brussels was stopped and taken as as prize to Zeebrugge and its Captain Charles Fryatt was murdered by the the Germans following a court martial: execution was by a firing squad (German readers should remember that this is written in Nurse Edith Cavell country). At the end of WW1 Captain Fryatt was honoured with a service at St Paul's Cathedral prior to being reinterred with honour at Dovercourt. This article is a trailer for the author's For the King's service: railway ships at war. (to be published by Tempus). Corrections in Issue 21 page 29 et seq: from Jerzy M. Swieszkowski (Shipping Research Coordiantor, Great Eastern Railway Society)t.

SS Amsterdam c1908 71
SS Dresden shown on advertising correspondence card 72u
SS Vienna 72l
SS Brussels built by Gourlay Bros of Dundee 73u
GER publicity postcard showing Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich, and pier 73l
SS Brussels aground, c1907 74
TSS Antwerp arriving in Antwerp in 1920 75u
SS Cromer moored off Parkeston Quay 75l
SS Brussels sunk in Zeebrugge harbour: Belgian postcard with murdered Captain Fryatt in inset 76u
Harwich: pier and hotel c1908 76l
SS Brussels: Belgian postcard with murdered Captain Fryatt mentioned in caption 77u
Salvaged SS Brussels in port of Zeebrugge in August 1919 77l
SS Colchester at Parkeston Quay c1905 78u
TSS Copenhagen (John Brown Ltd 1907) 78l
SS Colchester: GER postcard printed by Edgar Schmidt of Dresden 79u
SS Roulers (former SS Vienna) at Zeebrugge in1920 79l
SS Munich as hospital ship at Newhaven in 1914 prior to being remaed St. Denis: Sheer legs cause of earlier correspondence clearly visible 80

See also rear cover (lower) for coloured postcard view of the SS Dresden

Pouteau M&SWJR update. 81.
Letters from Mike Barnsley (with further photographs) which relate to lists of Pouteau photographs in Issue 16 page 35 et seq and only photograph 39 lower. The further photographs are of 2-6-0 No. 16; 2-4-0 No. 10 and 0-6-0s Nos. 24 and 27. John Minnis (Issue 18 page 70) comments at length on the "Pouteau M&SWJR photographs": these were taken by A.F. Selby and then importantly states where these (and other) Selby photographs have been reproduced..

Parkhouse, Neil. Wish you were here: railway postcards of North Somerset. 83-96.

Bath Queen Square interior c1910 [Green Park]: see also letter from Richard Kelham (18 p. 70) who states  that the coaches visible were S&DJR rather than MR stock 83
Midford station with Johnson 0-6-0 approaching, c1910 84u
Midford station and viaduct with GWR Camerton branch and Somerset Coal Canal, c1925 84l
Radstock Somerset & Dorset Railway with engine shed and Earl Waldegrave coal wagons 85
Radstock station, GWR, with Metro tank arricing, c1905 86u
Newbury Railway Hudswell, Clarke & Rogers 0-6-0ST 153/1874 at Vobster stone crushing works, c1910 86l
Frome station with Metro tank and baulk rail c1905 87u
Cranmore station 87l
Shepton Mallet station exterior (GWR), c1930 88u
Oakhill Brewery 2ft 6in railway with Bagnall 0-4-0ST Oakhill crossing viaduct over Binegar Bottom: fuller account see Archive 69 p. 40- 88l
Wells Tucker Street (GWR) in 1922 89u
Wookey station with passenger train, passengers and luggage, c1905 89l
Cheddar station with standard goods and strawberries being loaded into ventilated vans, c1905 90
Langford station 91u
Yatton station pre-WW1 91m
Bleadon & Uphill station, c1912 91l
Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST No. 5 at Weston c1930 92u
Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway station at Portshead possibly on opening day: 7 May 1907 92l
Pensford viaduct 93u
Hallatrow station with Metro tank on train with passengers changing for Camerton branch railmotor 93m
Hallatrow signal box with "S" and "T" plates visible: see Br. Rly J., 1983, 1, 17 for article by G. Beale. See also letter in Issue 18 page 70+ from Michael Dunn who notes that this was tthe original structure from the 1880s. 93b
Rope-worked incline Lower Conygre Colliery c1900 94u
Norton Hill Colliery, Midsomer Norton with Bristol Wagon & Carriage Works dumb-buffer wagon, c1910 94l
Monkton Combe station shortly after opening on 9 May 1910: see letter in Issue 18 p. 70 from John Scotford who corrects caption: Limpley Stoke is on Bath to Westbury line, not the Bath to Chippenham mainline. 95u
Twerton-on-Avon station 95l
Bath: view from Beechen Cliff including GWR station and 4-6-0 hauled express 96

No. 111 The Great Bear leaving Paddington on the Plymouth Limited c1910. rear cover (upper)
See letter from Peter Treloar (Issue 19 page 52) concerning the modifications made to the photograph by the colourist "F. Moore" this includes the livery of the coaches (from chocolate and cream to overall crimson lake, and the addition of steps in front of the cylinders and the article to which this directly relates, namely photographs of The Great Bear when new..
Great Eastern Railway steamship Dresden departing Rotterdam for Harwich c1904. rear cover (lower)
Coloured postcard

Number 18 (2008)

Jenkins, Stanley C. The Jersey Eastern Railway. 2-29.
Standard gauge railway opened in 1873 and closed in 1929. Unlike the narrow gauge Jersey Railway the Jersey Eastern operated on a relatively level route with few engineering structures. The trains lacked continuous brakes and relied on the brakes provided on the engine and by the guard. There was only one signal, but electric lighting had been installed by 1929. Illus.: Mount Orgueil c1890 prior to construction of railway; Gorey Pier station c1905; St. Luke's with station c1906; Kitson's official works photograph of  0-4-2T Mount Orgueil prior to delivery; same locomotive in service c1920; 0-4-2T Calvados; 0-4-2T Carteret outside Green Street carriage shed on 7 July 1922 (Harold Hopwood); Calvados coupled to vehicle with post box c1900;  semi-open second class carriage; brake end coach with letter box; Calvados on train; Sentinel railcar (WN 5655) as regauged for 3ft 6in Jersey Railway and named Normandy c1930; St. Helier (Snow Hill) station exterior c1912; St. Helier (Snow Hill) station interior on 29 June 1922  (Harold Hopwood); view towards terminus c1905; carriage shed probably in June 1913 (Harold Hopwood); sole semaphore signal on 22 June 1913 (Harold Hopwood); level crossing at Le Dicq c1920;  Pontac station c1912 and in c1905; crowd on La Rocque station with train arriving c1910; Mount Orgueil (probably) in rural setting c1920; Caesarea (probably) at Gorey Village station c1905, c1912 and c1920; approach to Gorey Pier station c1905; four postcard view of Mount Orgueil with station; Caesarea waiting to leave Gorey Pier on 2 July 1921; exterior of Gorey Pier station with castle above in Edwardian period; 0-4-2T Mount Orgueil with acetylene headlamp at Mount Orgueil in 1928; 0-4-2T Calvados at Gorey Pier station on 26 June 1913 (Harold Hopwood); remains of Sentinel railcar (locomotive portion) as acquired George Cohen at Wood Lane c1935 and at Mertsham Lime Quarries as No. 2 Dom on 4 January 1936. Further photographs in Issue 24 beginning page 50.

Down postal [letters]. 30+
Midland matters arising. George Harris.
See Issue 16 page 51 upper: information about Hellifield: the carriage shed was initially used by L&YR, then by MR. The shed was also used to store some of the Americal Pullman cars. There are also details of the first station at Hellifield built by the old North Western Railway
Midland matters arising.  Bill Aves.
See Issue 17 page 60: locomotives involved in Sharnbrook accident of 4 February 1909 (4-4-0 No. 3338 and 0-6-0 No. 3698) were not destroyed, but were rebuilt with G7 and H type boilers respectively.
Midland matters arising. Mike Christensen.
See Issue 17 illus. p. 58 lower: West Hampstead.not Hampton (in Arden)
Midland matters arising. John Edgington
See Issue 17 illus. p. 58 lower: West Hampstead.not Hampton (in Arden)
Midland matters arising. Peter Bunce.
Very generous letter which adds a considerable amount of information: Issue 17 page 61: with two open wagons with "milk churns" and a ventilated van at front of train: writer suggests that the open wagons were either CR or NBR and conveyed fish in barrels, the ventilated van (probably from the CR) may have conveyed meat.:Page 69 upper: Compound on down express with "NER clerestory coach" at front of train post 1907: firmly states that saloon is one of six family saloons built by Midland in 1879: one features in a picture of Sarah Barnhardt. By the time of the photograph the vehicle may have been downgraded to a picnic saloon; see 17 57 lower and 59 lower suggests that the locomotives illustrated were "yellow bellies" (that is they had  the boiler cladding in front of the driving wheels painted a cream colour to reflect light upon the motion); furthermore the early compounds were very much 'experts' engines with the ability to adjust the valve gear for each set individually; finally, see 17 68 lower: argues that this should have been called the 850 class   .
Pouteau M&SWJR photographs – the mystery solved! John Minnis. 70.
See short feature in Issue 17 page 81: letter comments at length on the "Pouteau M&SWJR photographs": these were taken by A.F. Selby and then importantly states how he and Mike Higson acquired albums of Selby photographs and where these (and other) Selby photographs have been reproduced: Minnis's New century on the South Eastern & Chatham Railway (1985)..
Railway postcards from North Somerset. Richard Kelham.
See Issue 17 page 83: states  that the coaches visible in Bath Greeen Park station were S&DJR rather than MR stock
Railway postcards from North Somerset.  John Scotford
See caption to illus on page 95 upper of Issue 17: Limpley Stoke is on Bath to Westbury line, not the Bath to Chippenham mainline.
Railway postcards from North Somerset. Michael Dunn.
See bottom photograph on p. 93 of Issue 17: notes that illus. shows Hallatrow signal box as original structure from the 1880s.
Bethesda. Peter Swift. inside back cover
See Issue 17 pp. 2-3: detected one of three large Hunslet locomotives on the Penrhyn Quarry Railway and notes on the inclines and on slate traffic on the LNWR branch.
Early locomotives in Nova Scotia. Michael Hardy
See feature in Issue 16 page 4 et seq: writer is critical of the claim made in Robert Young's Timothy Hackworth and the locomotive that three locomotives constructed by Hackworth were the first in British North America: Dorchester built by Stephenson's for the Champlain & St Lawrence Railroad in 1836 was the first .
The Great Bear. Bob McCunn.
See Issue 17 illustration on page 41: writer notes that the locomotive appears to carrying either an inward facing headlamp or a double-sided headlamp.
The Great Bear.  Graham Beare.
See Issue 17: photographs on page 39 et seq and that on rear cover: writer observes that the front steps shown on the pp. 39 et seq should have been removed by the time of the F. Moore painting shown on the rear cover: this led to letter and photograph from Peter Treloar (Issue 19) which shows that F. Moore did indeed modify the image and from David Patrick concerning front handrail formerly associated with front steps..
And finally... some bouquets. Tony Wisdom
See ill-advised part of letter from KPJ (Issue 17 page 38+) concerning the direction taken by Railway Archive: this leapt to the defence of the current path followed by the Editor.
And finally... some bouquets. Cyril Crawley
See ill-advised part of letter from KPJ (Issue 17 page 38+) concerning the direction taken by Railway Archive: this leapt to the defence of the current path followed by the Editor.
And finally... some bouquets. Steve Phillips.
See ill-advised part of letter from KPJ (Issue 17 page 38+) concerning the direction taken by Railway Archive: this leapt to the defence of the current path followed by the Editor.
And from the man himself. Kevin P. Jones
See ill-advised part of letter from KPJ (Issue 17 page 38+) concerning the direction taken by Railway Archive: this acknowledged that Issue No. 17 was a superb Issue inspite of the vitriolic comments made by one old grumpy..

Arman, Brian. The H.L. Hopwood Collection, 1901-1923. Part 1: A Great Northern selection. 31-8.
Harold Hopwood was born in 1881 and joined the Great Northern Railway in January 1897, becoming a clerk in the Locomotive Department in 1902. In July 1907 he was moved to the Train Running Section at King's Cross and following the Grouping he was moved to Liverpool Street before returning to King's Cross. He was a founder member of the Railway Club. He died in 1927: obituary Rly Mag., 1927 June. Arman also relates how he obtained the collection of prints and it is noted that the glass photographic plates are held by the Locomotive Club of Great Britain as part of the Ken Nunn Collection. Michael Hardy (letter Issue 19 p. 70) states that death was on 23 April 1927, citing Locomotive Magazine for 14 May 1927). Also notes that Hopwood advertised his prints for sale in Locomotive Magazine in 1904. Also records that Steam in camera 1898-1959 (Ottley 10465) records the movement of the Hopwood collection by Ken Nunn and Bernard Maycoack..

Harold L. Hopwood (portrait) 31
Class 6 2-2-2 No. 14 at Lincoln on 4 August 1902 32
251 class 2-4-0  No. 258 at Hitchin on 5 July 1902 33
Class 168 0-6-0 at Hornsey on 16 September 1902 34
Class 275 0-4-2T No. 279 at Hatfield on 12 April 1902 35
0-4-2 No. 592. See letter from Barry C. Lane (Issue 19 page 70) who confirms that carriages behind the engine were Lancashire & Yorkshire vehicles and submitted photograph of LYR 4-4-0 at identical, but still unknown location. According to later letter from Barry Lane (Issue 22 page 66) location was Leeds Central station. 36
Class 120 back tank No. 625 at Hatfield on 13 September 1902 37u
0-4-2ST No. 501 at Essendine on 16 July 1904 37l
Stirling 0-4-2 No. 12 arriving Hitchin on 14.30 ex-King's Cross on 1 August 1903 38

Greaves, Jim. Holiday traiuns to Ramsgate: the Southern Railway of the 1930s from the camera of S.A.W. Harvey. 39-50.
Includes a plan (c1935) of station which icludes engine shed and carriage shed. The Southern Railway had constructed these fascilities and opened them in 1926 to replace the former competitive chaos.

E1 No. A19 passing Brixton on 15.10 to Ramsgate 39
Sample page from album 42u
V class No. E906 Sherborne departs Ramsgate in 1930 42l
F class (not identifiable) with birdcage set at Ramsgate in 1930 with train for Canterbury West and Ashford 43u
King Arthur No. 801 Sir Meliot de Logres outside Ramsgate shed on 29 April 1934 43l
B1 4-4-0 No. A456 pilots unidentified E1 4-4-0 on down Ramsgate train through Herne Hill 44
E1 4-4-0 No. 1067 backs carriages into siding at Ramsgate 45u
King Arthur No. 764 Sir Gawain on Ramsgate express at St. Mary Cray Junction in June 1935 45l
D1 4-4-0 No. 1735 shunting its carriages at Ramsgate station 46
C class 0-6-0 No. 1242 on Ramsgate shed on 29 April 1934 47u
H class 0-4-4T No. 1259 near coaling tower at Ramsgate shed on 29 April 1934 47l
E1 4-4-0 No. 1497 on Ramsgate shed on 29 April 1934 48u
J class 0-6-4T No. 1597 on Ramsgate shed probably in summer of 1939 48l
L class No. 1766 outside Ramsgate shed on 9 July 1939 49u
E1 4-4-0 No. 1067 outside Ramsgate shed on 9 July 1939 49l
L1 class No. 1786 outside Ramsgate shed on 9 July 1939 50

Alsop, John. Pouteau listings Part 18. The North British Railway. 51-65.
Uses North British Railway Study Group classification which is similar to that adopted by LNER.
Drummond 4-4-0 No. 486 at Carlisle Canal shed with Driver H. Mantell and Fireman W. Purdom 51
Hawthorn 0-6-0 of 1848 No. 1030 at Carlisle Canal shed in 1906 52
Intermediate 4-4-0 No. 884 probably at Eastfield (rope guide & cable hook) c1906 53
2-2-2 No. 1009 at Stirling c1905 54
Edinburgh Waverley station and North British Station Hotel. See Issue 19 page 70 letter from Harry Jack: not east, but west end of Edinburgh Waverley 55u
Elliot Junction accident of 28 December 1906 locomotive No. 324: see also Br. Rly J., 1992, 5, 178 55l
0-6-0 No. 366 on short freight at Newington c1908 56u
Edinburgh Waverley with 4-4-0 No. 423 probably on a Glasgow slow 56l
0-6-0T No. 297 at North Leith station with pasenger train in 1904 57u
4-4-0 with train of six-wheel coaches from Galashiels arriving Waverley with Calton Prison behind 57l
J35 (to be) No. 855 at St Margaret's shed in late 1900s 58u
2-2-2 No. 1001 at Haymarket shed 58l
D31 (to be) 4-4-0 with three other 4-4-0s alongside Haymarket Central signal box 59u
Y9 (to be) No. 546 59l
D51 (to be) R class 4-4-0T No. 33 (with smokebox star) at Leith Central with Driver Jimmy Kay and Fireman Jock McIntosh in May 1910 60u
J81 (to be) 0-6-0ST No. 221 as Edinburgh station pilot 60m
Y9 (to be) No. 1085 in Leith Docks post 1901 60l
J82 (to be) No. 22 at Carlisle Canal c1905 61u
Loch Unagan with Fort August branch alongside 61l
C11 (to be) No. 870 Bon Accord with well stacked tender at Haymarket shed 62
Aberdeen Joint Station in 1907 63
4-4-0 and damaged wagons involved in collision at Galashiels on 1 September 1908 64u
J36 (to be) No. 247 at Haymarket shed 0-4-2 64m
0-4-2 No. 329 on local passnger train at Melrose in early 1900s 64l
D27 (to be) No. 489 Hawick heading towards Forth Bridge? on express (photographed from Glasgow express?) See letter from Irving Nichol (Issue 19 p. 70) confirms location as west of Saughton Junction. 65u
D25 (to be) 4-4-0 No. 592 in Carlisle Citadel with decorated smokebox See Issue 19 page 70 letter from Harry Jack: not as stated but Edinburgh Waverley 65l

Jack, Harry. Clement Edwin Stretton – railway historian? 66-70.
A further and more detailed examination of the excessively imaginative railway and locomotive "historian" Clement Edwin Stretton. Jack shows how Stretton's account of Vulcan Foundry locomotives being "shipped" to the isolated section of the Chester & Holyhead Railwya to work on Anglesey is a complete fabrication: the locomotives went to the London to Birmingham section. Jack observes that Stretton is definitely not to be trusted on the output from Haigh Foundry where many of the alleged "output" did not ever exist. Similarly, Stretton is completely untrustworthy on anything relating to Bury locomotives, and several of his "drawings" of Bury locomotives were accepted by the Science Museum and have since been used to mislead serious students. Jack's strictures are even more severe on Stretton's compilations of the output from Vulcan Foundry.. Further support for this consignment of Stretton to the dustbin of historians from Brian Lewis (Issue 19 page 70) who found inaccuracies in Stretton's record of the Leicester & Swannington Railway .

Alsop, John. Wish you were here: railway postcards of Norfolk. 71-80.
With the exception of the Yare crossing and Cromer Beach all links with railways have long ceased to exist in the locations depicted

Balanced cantilevered swing bridge over River Yare outside Norwich with No. 1 class possibly No. 117 at head of train from Trowse; 71
Wretham & Hockham station (between Thetford and Swaffham) 72u
Wendling station (between Dereham and King's Lynn) 72l
Thetford Bridge station (Thetford & Watton Railway) 73
Accident (derailment of freight train) on 26 August 1912 near East and West Barsham (south of Walsingham) due to bridge damage following gale and floods 74u
Ryston station (Stoke Ferry branch) with mixed train, c1910 74m
Ryburgh station with agricultural waggon loading into railway trauck and maltings, c1904 74l
Middleton station with passenger train arriving hauled by 2-4-0, c1905 75u
Hunstanton sttaion with T26 No. 478 on up train, c1905 75l
Homersfield station following 1912 flood 76u
Aylsham GER station with westbound train in platform, c1905 76l
Holkham Station 77u
Raynham Park station c1912 77m
Y6 tramway engine No. 129 with passenger train at Upwell c1905: see also letter from Cyril Crawley (Issue 19 p. 70) who notes that caption stated six-coupled, not four coupled 77b
Claud Hamilton No. 1813 with Norfolk Coast Express at Cromer on 7 or 8 June 1907 78u
Cromer Beach station with M&GNJR 4-4-0 working tender-first on set of six wheel coaches: see also Issue 17 page 22. 78l
Busy scene at Melton Constable station with Beyer Peacock 4-4-0 79u
Class A 4-4-0 No. 23 at North Walsham MGNJR 79m
South Lynn engine shed with M&GNJR 0-6-0 No. 59 and 4-4-0T 79l
Stalham station for six wheel coaches: see also Issue 17 page 22. 80u
Terrington station 80l

Inside back cover see above

Stoke Ferry with train arriving from Downham Market c1910. coloured postcard. back cover upper
Train departing Gorey Pier beneat Mont Orgueil castle, c1905. coloured postcard. back cover lower

Number 19 (June 2008)

Turton, Keith. Admiralty coal traffic during the First World War: the 'Jellicoe Trains'. Part 1. 2-32.
During WW1 the British Fleet under the command of Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Jellicoe was greatly dependent upon supplies of smokeless Welsh coal which had to be transported from South Wales to ports on the East Coast most notably on the Firth of Forth especially at Grangemouth which required the coal to be hauled over Shap. See also Part 2 in Issue 20 beginning page 21 and "Follow up" articles in Issue 23 by Edward Talbot (page 41) and by John Hodge and Richard Weedley beginning page 55.. Only one photograph relates directly to the central topic and this is particularly interesting as it shows that the train carried three head lamps above the buffer beam: the Jellicoe specials do not appear to have been photographed, in spite of/because of their strategic importance.. This article was judged by John Lusted (long letter in Issue 21 pp. 26-7) to be excessively critical of Lord Jellicoe and in particular of his "defeat" at the Battle of Jutland, but does agree that Jellicoe failed to address the German U-boat campaign. Further Jellicoe was far from swashbuckling. Letter from Tony Cooper in Issue 22 page 66 who queries why Royal Navy did not use nearer coal and comments on calorific values. Additional information concerning Jellicoe's role as a coal merchant from Keith Turton in Issue 23 page 24..

Penarth docks, c1921, with sidings full of coal for shipment 2
Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Jellicoe 3
HMS Duke of Edinburgh (light armoured cruiser) being coaled 4
Coal for the Navy, news item from The Times, 12 September 1911 5
Admiralty coal train hauled by B class compound 0-8-0 No. 500 on Shap being banked (F.E. Mackay) 6
Burntisland docks, c1908 (shows coal tip) 7u
Imperial Dock, Leith, 1925 (showing three coal tips) 7l
Crumlin viaduct, c1908 8
Freight train with banker passing through Knucklas station. See also letter from Michael Dunn (Issue 20 page 20) who states that train was heading towards Swansea, not as stated. 9
Immingham sidings with coal hoists beyond, c1913 10u
Immingham coal hoists  and vesssels receing coal, July 1913 10l
Coal hoists at Immingham 11
Nixon's Navigation colliery, Merthyr Vale, c1911 13
Insoles' Upper Cyymmer colliery at Porth with Taff Vale Railway mainline and River Taff 14u
TVR 0-6-2T No. 73 with coal train passing beneath Walnut Tree viaduct at Taff's Well, c1922. 14l
Advice note for coal purchased by Wm Mathwin, Admiralty agents, 1916 15
Invergordon showing Naval vessel and oil tank farm, post WW1. See also letter from M.R. Grocock (Issue 20 page 20) who records that the "Naval vessel" was a battleship dressed overall 16
Coal tips, Queen Alexandra Dock, Cardiff with two Cory Bros. end-door wagons, c1912 17
Great Western Railway instructioins for running Special Trains with Admiralty Coal, January 1912 18-19
Pontypool Road, new station nearing completion in 1909 20
Ordnance Survey 25 in map showing Admiralty Sidings, Pontypool Road, 1920 21
Pontypool Road shed, June 1939 222u
Gloucester GWR station with train of empty coal wagons on 9 July 1919 22l
Welsh or Caldicot portal of Svern Tunnel c1905 25
GWR outide-framed 0-6-0 on wetbound freight near Severn Bridge, c1910 26
Leominster station, c1905 27
Leominster station, c1930 looking south 29u
Leominster station, c1930 looking south 29l
Leominster station Signal Box train register book 25 October 1915 30
Transcript of above 31-2
No. 1420 preparing to depart on Kington brnch freight in April 1964 32

In additionon on page 12 there are advertisements from collieries which supplied high quality steam coal: Powell Duffryn, Cory Brothers, Nixon's Navigation, Locket's Merthyr Collieries, Great Western Colliery Co. and Naval Colliery Co. On page 13 there is a list of collieries, owning companies, and railways serving them (GWR, TVR and Rhymney Railway) which supplied Admiralty grade steam coal. Colliery locations were Pontypridd, Treorchy, Llwynpia, Ystrad, Treherbert, Ogmore Vale, Tylorstown, Ferndale, Pentrebach, Porth, Trehaford, Tonyrefail, Maerdy, Wattstown, Penygraig, Tonypandy, Mountain Ash, Aberfan, Treharris, Treorchy, Blaengarw, Ynysbwl, Natymoel, Penrikyber, Aberman, Ystrad Mynach, Bargoed, Pontlottyn and Ynyshir. See also letter from R. Dukes in Issue 20 page 20 which givs additional information on sidings listed at Holton Heath and Bailey Gate. See also letter from Keith Turton in Issue 30 page 41 and illustrations

Greaves, Jim. The Southern's Continental Route via Dover: the Southern Railway of the 1930s from the camera of S.A.W. Harvey. 33-43.
E1 No, A497 heads 10.30 down Continental express past Bechenham Junction, c1930 (although Pullman car looks overall maroon? 33
Lord Nelson No. 859 Lord Hood heads down Continental express past Bechenham Junction, c1930 34u
Lord Nelson No. E851 Sir Francis Drake heads down Golden Arrow past Petts Wood station in winter 1930/1 34l
Lord Nelson No. E852 Sir Walter Raleigh heads down Golden Arrow through Folkestone Warren 35u
L1 class 4-4-0 No. A755 passing Warren Halt light engine in up direction 35l
L class No. 1780 on Dover shed on 29 April 1934 36u
L1 class 4-4-0 No. 1754 on Dover shed on 3 May 1936 36l
Lord Nelson No. 858 Lord Duncan leaving Dover Marine on Sunday 9 July 1939; also R1 0-6-0T No. 1174 37
L1 4-4-0 No. A758 and F1 4-4-0 at Dover possibly in 1936, but 1932 more probable 38
L class 4-4-0 No. A773 at Dover possibly in 1936, but 1932 more probable 39u
N15 No. 766 Sir Geraint passing Herne Hill with Continental express 39l
Lord Nelson No. 852 Sir Walter Raleigh passing through junctions at Petts Wood with down Continental express 40
N15 No. 772 Sir Percivale with original smoke deflectors on down Continental express near Petts Wood 41u
N15 No. 772 Sir Percivale with original smoke deflectors on down Continental express approaching Bickley 41l
N15 No. 772 Sir Percivale with later smoke deflectors with 09.00 boat train near Shortlands in September 1935 42
N15 No. 767 Sir Valence with down Continental express. This photograph led to a long letter from Peter Swift in Issue 20 page 20 on Southern Railway headcodes. 43u
Lord Nelson No. 856 Lord St Vincent with down Continental express passing Penge East c1930 43l

Arman, Brian. The H.L. Hopwood Collection, 1901-1926. Part 2. The Furness Railway at Barrow in 1902. 44-51.
All photographs taken on 12 August 1902: superb quality photographs: superb standard of reproduction: due to the very extensive correspondence generated by these photographs the entries for the photographs are in bold type
Fairbairn 0-4-0 No. 9A page 44
Fairbairn 0-4-0 No. 14A page 45
Fairbairn 0-4-0 No. 13A page 46: stated by Rush to have been withdrawn in 1900
Sharp Stewart 0-4-0 No. 28 page 47
Map of Barrow Docks, Furness Railway, 1895. page 48
0-4-0ST No. 4? (94) page 49. See also letter in Issue 21 page 27 from Guy Wilson who considers that the extra pipework on No. 94A may have been for firefighting and includes an extract from the 1 February 1915 Working Timetable which records locomotives so-fitted. See also letter from Brian Lacey in No. 22 page 66 who compares this illustration with one in Bradley's LSWR locomotives – the Adams classes (1985) where there is an engraving on page 101 of portable Merryweather steam pump and a photograph of B4 class No. 94 Brittany fitted with buffer beam brackets for pump..
2-4-0 No. 58 page 50
0-6-0 No. 39 page 51 upper

See also letter from Robin Barnes in Issue 20 page 20 who considers that lining may be visible in photographs of Nos. 13A and 28; long letter from Les Gilpin (Cumbrian Railways Association) on most of the photographs: notably the 0-4-0s were supplied by Fairbairn not Fairburn; the Sharp Stewart 0-4-0 was supplied from Manchester, not Glasgow. Suggests that the 0-4-0ST may have been No. 94. Adds that No. 28 is extant as restored to an 0-4-0 tender locomotive numbered 20 and operated by the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway: cites Tim Owen The great survivors, Cumbrian Railways Association. Brian Lacey (letter Issue 20 page 59) suggests that the 0-4-0ST may have been No. 94 (the "9" may have fallen off when the buffer beam was modified with some extra form of coupling).

Fly Shunted. 51 lower.
Special working for transdporting a large flywheel from Sunderland to the docks: both tracks had to be used. c1900. See letters from M.R. Grocock and from Robin Barnes in Issue 20 page 20 which state that NER moved the flywheel from the South Durham Iron & Steel Co. Ltd's works at Stockton to their other works at West Hartlepool.

'Down Postal'. 52.
A step back in time: the Leicester to Rugby line, RA6 & 7. James Howes
See Issue 6 page 61 et seq and Issue 7 page 37 et seq: comment on the residual diesel railcar service which operated along the once glorious Great Central Railway. Writer is so upset by it all that he performs occupational therapy on the Mid Norfolk Railway
More on the London coal trade. Keith Turton
See writer's article in Issue 13 page 4 et seq: further information about Samuel Plimsoll, and the wagons he employed for the London coal trade (information from Birmingham City Library, Archives & Heritage Section (Access 2006/24, boxes 1-292) and from the records of the Midland Wagon Co.. ...
The Great Bear. David Patrick
See letter from Graham Beare in Issue 18 and original feature on The Great Bear on pp. 39-43 in Issue 17: writer notes that the handrail associated with the front steps lasted beyonfd the time when top feed was fitted and when the original superheater was replaced. Also comments on the removal of the front steps and handrail from some members of the Star class
The Great Bear and other matters. Peter Treloar.
See upper coloured illustration on rear cover of Issue 17 and black & white photograph reproduced herein, from which it is obvious that (1) "F. Moore" had changed the livery of the train from chocolate and cream to overall crimson (possibly to make the picture seem more up-to-date) and (2) had added steps in front of the cylinders: these steps had been fitted to the locomotive when it ran in as-built condition, but had been removed by the time the photograph was taken Also noted that on page 20 of article beginning page 4 of Issue 16 that Pavlovsk in Russia was placed on Black Sea whereas it was only 25km from Moscow. Norman Hill responded in Issue 20 page 59+..
Hawksworth and Stephenson. R.A. Fox
See article in Issue 16 beginning page 4 and letters which stemmed from it by Harry Jack and Kevin P. Jones which were critical of the original article for relying upon Stretton and for attempting to support Timothy Hackworth at the expense of George Stephenson's reputation which the present writer states "never plundered anyone of anything" and that Stephenson and Hackworth were "on good terms with each other". Norman Hill responded in Issue 20 page 59+.
Clement E. Stretton. Brian Lewis. 70
See Issue 18 page 66 (article by Harry Jack):letter writer found inaccuracies in Stretton's record of the Leicester & Swannington Railway which C.R. Clinker considered might have been immune from the fabrications which characterise Stretton's work. .
Stretton-isms. Cyril Crawley.
See Issue 18 page 77 bottom: notes that caption relating to Wisbech & Upwell Tramway locomotive stated that G15 No. 129 was six-coupled, not four-coupled as it should have been
Pouteau North British Railway. Irving Nichol.
See Issue 18 p. 65 upper: confirms location as west of Saughton Junction (photographed from Glasgow-bound train)..
Not Citadel – Waverley. Harry Jack.
See Issue 18 page 65 lower: location was not Carlisle Citadel but was Edinburgh Waverley and page 55 upper not east, but west end of Edinburgh Waverley
Hopwood remembered. Michael Hardy.
See feature Issue 18 page 31: corrects date of Hopwood's death (23 April 1927). Also notes that Hopwood advertised his prints for sale in Locomotive Magazine in 1904 and Steam in camera 1898-1959 (Ottley 10465) records the movement of the Hopwood collection by Ken Nunn and Bernard Maycoack..
GN and L&Y matters arising. Barry C. Lane.
See Issue 18 page 36 for photograph of GNR 0-4-2 No. 592: confirms that carriages behind the engine were Lancashire & Yorkshire vehicles and submitted photograph of LYR 4-4-0 at identical, but still unknown location, probably on North Eastern Railway. . According to later letter from Barry Lane (Issue 22 page 66) location was Leeds Central station..

Alsop, John. Pouteau listings Part 19. The North Eastern Railway. 53-69.

I class 4-2-2 No. 1329 at York in early 20th century 53
F1 class 4-4-0 No. 340 at Bridlington 54u
901 class 2-4-0 No. 367 pre-1893 54l
38 class 4-4-0 No. 180 pre-1896 at York coaling stage 55u
J class No. 1521 at York station post-1894 55l
T class 0-8-0 at Kirkby Stephen probably on special working. See also letter from Norman Hill (Issue 20 page 59) which notes a similar picture in Hill's Teesside railways which showed that dynamometer car tests were conducted on the Stainmore route between T class No. 2125 fitted with piston valves and slide valve locomotive No. 130 of the T1 class. 56
450 class 2-2-2 No. 450 alongside York coaling stage c1890 57u
Level crossing and crossing keeper's house at Mill Lane Pickering 57l
Deviation Junction signal cabin near Grosmont 58u
Kirby station with G1 class 4-4-0 No. 587 passing with a passenger train in July 1905 (G.W.J. Potter) 58l
398 class 0-6-0 No. 922 59u
ex-SDR 0-6-0 (Shildon 1866) as NER No. 1194 59l
577 class 0-6-0ST at Whitby c1900 60u
M class 2-cylinder compound near Stannington on trial run of ECJS train on 22 July 1893 See letter from Michael Hardy (Issue 20 page 20) who notes a typo in the caption concerning building date for No. 1619 (1893 not as stated) and was probably a T.B. Parley photograph.. 60l
Tynemouth station pre-electrification (G. Hastings) 61
Falloden station (private) with signal box and level crossing (G. Hastings). See letter in Issue 21 p. 26 from Alan Donaldson concerning Fallodon Station and its owner, Sir Edward Grey. 62u
Tynemouth station with hanging flower baskets and potted plants (G. Hastings) See also letter from Norman Hill (Issue 20 page 59) and two colour photographs on rear cover: 62l
Thickley Sidings, more correctlt Shildon Yard (G. Hastings) 63
Snow-bound BTP with its train and rescue locomotive No. 1305 ex-Blyth & Tyne pre-1887 64u
Haymarket shed, Edinburgh with R class Nos. 1665 and 1672 and S1 class No. 2114. See letter from Michael Hardy (Issue 20 page 20) who notes that Kite considered location to be Tweedsmouth. 64l
2-2-4T No. 957 at York station 65u
R class 4-4-0 No. 1235 with Sisterton superheater and extended smokebox 65l
S1 class No. 2115. Probably at York: see letter from Michael Dunn (Issue 20 page 20) who compares it with picture on page 68 upper (below) 66
S class No. 758 crossing Bootham Junction, York with theatrical special? 67u
901 class 2-4-0 No. 912 inside York shed 67l
V class 4-4-2 No. 1794 at York station 68u
BTP with auto train at Crossgates 68l
Inside roundhouse. See letter from R.Hawkins (Issue 20 page 20) who considers that have been housing NER P3 No. 1039, not the T1 0-8-0 postulated. 69u
Q class 4-4-0 No. 1903? on water troughs: Wiske Moor 69l


Parkhouse, Neil. Wish you were here: railway postcards of the GWR in Devon. 71-80.

Tiverton station en fête in 1910 with decorators still in evidence: Tercentenary of Blundells School: letter D. Coutts (22, 67) 71
Ufffculme station c1930 72u
Hemyock terminus c1926 72l
Cullompton station c1906 73u
Starcross station with building work in progress in 1906 73l
Dawlish Warren station with Saint class ariiving on stopping passenger train 74t
Teignmouth station with down servica arrivingc1905 74m
Bovey station with 0-6-0ST arriving from Newton Abbott (baulk road still in place) 74b
Moreton Hampstead with 44XX arriving on passenger train c1913 (baulk road still in place) 75u
Christow on Teign Valley line with passenger train hauled by Metro tank, c1905 75l
Kinkerswell station with Metro tank arriving on [passenger train c1906 (W.R. Gays) 76t
Paignton station c1905 looking west 76m
Churston with junction for Brixham branch and goods shed c1900 76b
Brent looking west 77t
Duke class No. 3258 King Arthur at Brent c 1907 (W.R. Gays) 77m
Kingsbridge terminus with horse drawn coach for Dartmouth departing c1905 77b
Gara Bridge station and bridge over River Avon (W.R. Gays) 78
Bickleigh station c1910: see letter from John Alsop (Issue 21 page 28: Cadeleigh station, not as stated (Bickleigh illstrated thereat) 79t
44XX departing Yelverton with two coach passenger train c1910 79m
Two steam railmotors (railcars) with trailer between at Ford Platform 1905/06 79b
Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash (aerial view) 80u
45XX on passenger train formed of smart clerestory stock at Horrabridge 80l

Number 20 (September 2008)
Front cover (Meldon Viaduct)

Editorial. Neil Parkhouse and Ian Pope.
A quotation from David St John Thomas' West Country: the first volume of the seminal Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain stated that "The railway made South Devon's fortune and lost North Devon's". Parkhouse considered that the terrain of North Devon and North Cornwall was not hospitable to the development of either resorts or railways and cites the lack of suitable locations for resorts between Minehead and Padstow.

Treloar, Peter. The locomotives of William Dean. Part 1. 2-19
The Author commendably uses plate numbers (used in following Table): it is highly probable that the phottographs will create a generous correspondence and plate numbers should assist identification. Part 2: Issue 21 page 33 et seq. Congratulations from Tony Cooper in Issue 22 page 66.

1076 (Buffalo) Class double-frame 0-6-0ST No. 1249 at Reading c1922

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Two convertibles: 0-6-0ST No. 1257 and 0-4-4T No. 3557 on last broad gauge down Cornishman at Truro on 20 May 1892

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Covertible Standard Goods broad gauge 0-6-0 No. 1206

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Broad gauge single (2-2-2-2) Tornado on Bristol locomotive shed

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Condensing Metro tank 2-4-0T No. 1410

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Domeless Metro tank negotiating flooded railway at Creech Michael, near Taunton

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Condensing Metro tank 2-4-0T No. 1407 with large tanks and volute springs

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Class 157 2-2-2 No. 160 at Westbourne Park

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Class 157 2-2-2 No. 162 Cobham

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Class 157 2-2-2 No. 157 with passenger train on four track main line 10
2-4-0T No. 1 rebuilt from experimetal 4-4-0T 11
Class 806 2-4-0 No. 2213 12
2201 class 2-4-0 passing West Ealing on up express 13
1813 class 0-6-0PT No. 1850 c1910 14
2301 class 0-6-0 with domeless boiler No. 2309 (disregarded No. invented for caption) 15
2301 class 0-6-0 with domed boiler No. 2348 16
2301 class 0-6-0 with Belpaire boiler No. 2543 17
2301 class 0-6-0s Nos. 2516 and 2538 at Merthyr Tydfil on 12 May 1956 18
Broad gauge 2-4-0T No. 3510 probably at Plymouth 19
Broad gauge 2-4-0 No. 3508 at Exeter 20
Condensing 2-4-0T No. 3516 fitted with condensing apparatus for working in Severn Tunnel (fitted with cab) 21
Stella class 2-4-0 No. 3205 in original condition 22
2-4-0 No. 3510 (ex-broad gauge 0-4-4T) 23
2361 class 0-6-0 No. 2361 in origianl condiation 24
1661 class 0-6-0ST No. 1695 25
2-2-2 No. 9 (rebuilt from experimental 4-2-4T) 26
2-2-2 No. 10 Royal Albert: see also letter from D. Coutts in Issue 22 page 67 which notes the multi-tank cordon behind the locomotive 27
Tandem compound 2-4-0 No. 7 28
Convertible (as broad gauge) tandem compound 2-4-0 No. 8 29
2-4-2WT No. 13 ass built 30
4-4-0ST No. 13 (rebuilt from No. 13 ibid) at Looe, c1900 31

Down postal. 20+
RA5 - A Pouteau Correction! Roger Horn
See Issue 5 page 70 lower wherein caption states that E1 2-4-0 No. 993 was near Godley Junction with short express for London of Gresley stock with 12-wheel dining car: writer states the location was Hemsworth on the West Riding (GN&GC Joint) and the train was probably a Leeds to King's Cross express. John Alsop reply see Issue 21 page 28 agrees not Godley Junction.
RA19 Fly Shunted. M.R. Grocock
See Issue 19 page 51 lower: article in The Locomotive Magazine, 15 Jan. 1904, described route taken by the large flywheel as an out-of-gauge load as being from the South Durham Iron & Steel Co. Ltd's works at Stockton to their other works at West Hartlepool. The locomotive appears to be a Class '398' 0-6-0. The train, with the exception of the 20-and 40-ton wagons, is the Stockton Brakedown Train, which at that time consisted of a Riding Van and two Tool Vans (painted crimson), and the hand crane.
See also naval vessel in Issue 19 page 16: this was a battleship dressed overall to celebrate some special occasion (such as the King's birthday) and also possibly flying an Admiral's flag was one of the 'Royal Sovereign' Class.

RA19 Fly Shunted. Robin Barnes

See Issue 19 page 51 lower: article in The Locomotive Magazine, 15 Jan. 1904, showed photograph and  accompanied a short article entitled 'Removal of a large fly wheel from Stockton-on-Tees to West Hartlepool'. The movement was for the South Durham Steel & Iron Co, which wished to transfer it from their Moor Works at Stockton to West Hartlepool. Weighing around 35 tons and of 20 ft diameter, it was moved complete by placing it horizontally across two flat wagons running side by side on the parallel Up and Down lines. On the Up line there was only a single 20 ton wagon, the train proper running on the Down, made up of locomotive, chock van, tool van, crane with jib wagon, 40 ton wagon (sharing flywheel) and a travelling van (a former passenger vehicle). The transfer was made 'without trouble' and took 6hr 40min, averaging 15mph, passing over six junctions and around curves of 14.5 chains radius with 4.5 inch super-elevation on the outer rail. Large crowds turned out to watch.
See also feature on old Furness Railway 0-4-0s: believes lining is visible on the lower tender body of No. 13A, (page 46) and upper left hand comer of the cab side sheet on No. 28 (page 47). Is it possible if these locomotives on the one hand had not been repainted for a considerable time but on the other subjected to frequent and thorough handcleaning, then lining had simply gradually disappeared?

'Jellicoe Trains': Holton Heath and Bailey Gate Sidings. R. Dukes
See Issue 19 page 2: further information on list of sidings. Holton Heath on LSWR between Poole and Wareham was site of Royal Naval Cordite Factory built in 1915 to produce propellant for the Royal Navy. Holton Heath station was built to serve it and many employees arrived by train. There was roughly 4.5 miles of standard gauge track and sidings, including access to stores buildings, as virtually everything used on site was delivered by rail. There was also an extensive narrow gauge system extending to all buildings, with some 17 miles of track. The factory manufactured its own electricity and gas, and had a large steam making plant, so coal usage was significant. The site lacked sufficient water, thus a pumping station was built six miles north and coal sidings were put in at Bailey Gate, on the Somerset & Dorset line, to serve it. A more extensive history was published in A pictorial record of the Royal Naval Factory by M.R. Bowditch and L. Hayward, Finial Press 1996. An album of some 240 photographs taken between 1915 and 1930 was acquired by the association linked to the Factory.
'Jellicoe Trains' – a correction; and a Pouteau NER note. Michael Dunn
See caption to picture on page 9, in Issue 19: train was heading towards Swansea, not Craven Arms. See also pictures on pages 66 and 68: appear to be same location: York: John Alsop reply see Issue 21 page 28 agrees.
SR 1930s – that makeshift lamp iron. Peter Swift
See Issue 19 page 43 upper for photograph of King Arthur No. 767 and its "makeshift extended lamp iron" on the buffer beam. The normal bracket was not broken as it is clearly visible above the smoke deflector plate. The reason for the makeshift may have been through the varying practices of the Southern Railway constituents. All its pre-grouping companies used route indicating discs, but the SECR used only four positions, three across the buffer beam and one in front of chimney. The LSWR and LBSCR both used six positions: the LSWR put its middle discs on either side of the smokebox at mid height, whilst the LBSCR used extended double brackets on the buffer beam, able to carry both the lower and middle disc. In about 1920, the SECR started to fit the additional brackets to locomotives, but lower down on the smokebox, as shown in the various photos of SECR 4-4-0s in Jim Greaves' article. The problem with the LSWR arrangement is shown on No. 856, in the photo below that of No. 767. The smokebox side, is right in the fireman's line of sight and would be even worse when the brackets were raised, as on No. 767, after smoke deflectors were fitted. The LSWR also differed from the other two in using sockets instead of spikes for its lamp irons, requiring a different set of lamps and discs. The Eastern Section solved this problem by inserting lamp irons into the sockets, as seen in the centre bufferbeam bracket on No. 767 and, more clearly, in the two photos of No. 772 on page 41. No. 772 also shows the final solution to the sighting problem with the side discs moved onto the smokebox door. As the photograph of 772 on page 42 shows, the operating department also solved the problem in 1934 by changing the Victoria-Dover via Tonbridge headcode. 'Lord Nelson' No. 853 carried an LBSCR style double bracket on the fireman's side for a several  years. It looks as though No. 767's driver has reproduced this with a makeshift spike put into the LSWR socket.
Pouteau NER matters arising. R. Hawkins.
See Issue 19 page 69 upper: within the roundhouse gloom writer considers that have been housing NER P3 No. 1039, not the T1 0-8-0 postulated. John Alsop reply see Issue 21 page 28 agrees.
Pouteau NER matters arising. Michael Hardy.
See Issue 19 page 64 lower: same photograph appeared in J.E. Kite's 1850-1925 Vintage Album (Roundhouse Books, 1966), where it was claimed to be Tweedmouth whilst John Alsop indicates Haymarket. See Issue 19 page 60 lower: notes a typo in caption No. 1619 was built in May 1893; not as printed: photograph may have been taken by Rev. T.B. Parley. John Alsop reply see Issue 21 page 28: Haymarket.
Hopwood Furness Railway photos. Les Gilpin. 59 note out of sequence
See also feature on Hopwood photographs of Furness Railway 0-4-0s etc: the 0-4-0s were supplied by Fairbairn not Fairburn; the Sharp Stewart 0-4-0 was supplied from Manchester, not Glasgow. Suggests that the 0-4-0ST may have been No. 94. Adds that No. 28 is extant as restored to an 0-4-0 tender locomotive numbered 20 and operated by the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway: cites Tim Owen The great survivors, Cumbrian Railways Association. See also letter in Issue 21 page 27 from Guy Wilson who considers that the extra pipework on No. 94A may have been for firefighting and includes an extract from the 1 February 1915 Working Timetable which records locomotives so-fitted.. .:
Hopwood Furness Railway photos. Brian Lacey. 59 note out of sequence
See also feature on old Furness Railway 0-4-0s:Suggests that the 0-4-0ST may have been No. 94 (the "9" may have fallen off when the buffer beam was modified with some extra form of coupling).
Hackworth versus Stephenson – the author's reply. Norman Hill. (completed on inside rear cover)
Response to several letters inspired by original article in Issue 16 page 4 et seq: notably Harry Jack (Strettonisms); Peter Treloar (failings in location of Russian places, notably Pavlovsk), R.A. Fox, and dare we repeat it Kevin (George the pillager): at the end of it all he does admit that Stretton was a "charlatan". Wisely, our letter writer leaves the blastpipe controversy in silence. He also referred to the Pouteau photographs of NER items in Issue 19: to page 56 which notes a similar picture in Hill's Teesside railways which showed that dynamometer car tests were conducted on the Stainmore route between T class No. 2125 fitted with piston valves and slide valve locomotive No. 130 of the T1 class. See also page 62 lower for view of Tynemouth station, and very recent colour views on rear cover which show that for once all is not lost.

Turton, Keith. Admiralty coal traffic during the First World War: the 'Jellicoe Trains'. Part 2. 21-45.
Part 1: Issue 19 page 2. The involvement of Henry Gethin Lewis in the hire of wagons for the Admiralty is mentioned on pp. 33-6 and is the subject of an extensive letter from Keith Turton in RA 26 page 68. On 12 July 1915 the LNWR issued a new working timetable which detailed the increase of traffic coming off the GWR at Warrington. (see also letter from Keith Fenwick in Issue 22 page 66 who states that 1916 working timetable was very similar). The Jellicoe trains were scheduled to stop for examination at Carnforth, Tebay and Penrith, and were required to shunt clear for passenger trains to overtake. Trains were banked from Oxenholme (and later from Milnthorpe) to Grayrigg, and from Tebay to Shap Summit. The schedules allowed from 7¾ to 10¾ hours from Warrington to Carlisle. From October 1915 about half of the traffic was diverted either via the Settle & Carlisle route or onto the NER at Normanton and thence over the East Coast Main Line. Two major railways, the Midland and the North Eastern, are noteworthy for their lack of any extant information on their involvement in carrying Admiralty coal traffic: the North Eastern was clearly a major player, and the GWR handed over Admiralty coal to the Midland at Gloucester. In Scotland coal was shipped at Leith and Burntisland as well as from Grangemouth. William Mathwin & Son operated as Agent for the Royal Navy in the supply of coal, and as Agent it was in charge of the overall transport arrangements from colliery to Scottish or East Coast port. See also "Follow up" articles in Issue 23 by Edward Talbot (page 41) and by John Hodge and Richard Weedley beginning page 55. and letter from Keith Turton in Issue 30 page 41 and illustrations.
Illustrations:
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Bill Bailey 4-6-0 climbing to Shap banked in rear. 21.
Shap station with southbound stopping service at platform. 23
Shap cutting. 24
Forth Bridge aerial view. 25 this aerial photograph dated "c1930" led to an extensive correspondence in Issue 21page 27 wherein the most probable date was mid 1920 (see Alan Cobb); the class of the main vessel (a Bellerophon battleship) in the picture was agreed by Cobb as well as by Peter Griffin and M.R. Grocock, and the actual vessel as HMS Temeraire
Cefn Coed station and viaduct (Brecon & Merthyr Railway. 26 upper
Three Cocks Junction. 26 lower
Doldowlod station. 27
Grangemouth Docks, c1928. 30-1
Brodsworth Main Colliery with coal factor James Edge wagon 32 upper
Peckett 0-4-0ST Cambrian owned by Cambrian Wagon Works with new wagons for Wm Morris Ltd 32 lower
Kestell Bros empty wagons involved in Quintishill disaster of 22 May 1915 (returning Jellicoe empties) 33
Hall, Lewis & Co. 7 plank end/side door 12-ton wagon supplied Gloucester RCW in May 1910 34 upper
Hall, Lewis & Co.advertisement of 1924 34 lower
Coegnant Colliery near Nantyffylon with wagons from North's Navigation, HGL and  Hall, Lewis & Co 35
Kestell Bros 7 plank end/side door 12-ton wagon supplied Gloucester RCW in November 1914. 37
Aberdare class 2-6-0 No. 2615. 39
28XX 2-8-0 No. 2859. 40 upper
GCR 2-8-0 No. 93. 40 lower
LNWR B class 0-8-0 with coal empties near Carlisle Upperby: 41 upper: Huw Edwards (Issue 21 page 28) suggests north of Watford Junction. John Alsop (letter Issue 22 page 68) agrees Watford
LNWR D class 0-8-0 No. 2551 at Willesden. 41 lower Huw Edwards (Issue 21 page 28) states post May 1925 (LMS number not applied until October 1927)
CR 862 class 0-6-0 No. 665 near Motherwell with northbound mineral train 42 upper
Former NBR S class 0-6-0 No. 491 near Portobello shortly after the Grouping. 42 lower
NER T2 class 0-8-0 No. 1247 in photographic grey. 43 upper
Grangemouth NBR shed. 43 lower

Greaves, Jim. Excursion traffic: the Southern Railway of the 1930s from the camera of S.A.W. Harvey. 46-58.
This part consists of ten photographs (tabulated below), plus a collection of handbills and similar material which is listed separately following the table. Some of the excursion trains photographed still consisted of six-wheelers.

O1 class 0-6-0 with fourteen six-wheelers at Petts Wood heading for Sevenoaks, probably with hopping visitors 46
D class 4-4-0 No. 1574 with six-wheelers passing Herne Hill 47
U1 class 2-6-0 No. 1897 passing Beckenham Junction with a Kingston on Thames to Ramsgate excursion 50u
E1 class 4-4-0 hauling LMS stock passing Kent House in 1929 50l
E1 class No. 1019 near St. Mary Cray Junction with National Sunday League Excursion in June 1935 51
N class No. 1864 near St. Mary Cray Junction with Ramblers Association Excursion in June 1935 54u
Schools class 4-4-0 No. 901 Winchester at Petts Wood Junction with Folkestone and Dover excursion 54l
Schools class 4-4-0 No. 912 Downside on NSL excursion for Folkestone, Dover and Deal 55
N15 No. 766 Sir Geraint near St Mary Cray c1933 with former LSWR six-wheeled coaches at speed 58u
L1 No. A785 passing Petts Wood on a damp, dull spring day 58l


Restall's trips (handbill for 30 June 1938), includes trips for Navy Week (Portsmouth & Chatham) in first week of August. 48-9
National Sunday League (Jume 1939 extract from brochure): Margate & Ramsgate. 51
SR (Central Section)/LMS imetable and map for Sunny South Express, summer, 1929 52
GWR/SR Through express Birkenhead to Ramsgate/Brighton etc., Winter timetable 1937/8. 53
National Sunday League Sunday Trips to the sea, June 1939. 56-7

Alsop, John. Pouteau listings Part 20. The North London, North Staffordshire, Plymouth Devonport &. South Western Junction, Rhondda &. Swansea Bay, Rhymney, Somerset &. Dorset Joint and Taff Vale Railways. 60-71

NLR 4-4-0T No. 14 on Richmond train passing Hampstead Heath (R. Welby King): see letter (Issue 21 page 28) from Huw Edwards who locates it between West Hampstead and Brondesbury stations 60
NLR 4-4-0T No. 29 in North London bay at Willesden Junction 61
Kentish Town Junction signal box and junctions 62
NSR Class I 0-6-0T No. 125A at Crewe with train for Stoke-on-Trent. See letter from David Patrick in Issue 21 page 27-8 which suggests 1904-6: John Alsop reply in Issue 22 page 68 concurs with David Patrick.. 63
NSR Class C 2-4-0 No. 15 at Prestbury, pre-1894 64u
NSR Class C 2-4-0 No. 15 (as renewed in 1906) at Llandudno station with train for Derby: letter from M.R. Grocock (Issue 21 page 27) states that locomotive was painted Victorian Brown. 64l
Plymouth Devonport &. South Western Junction station at Callington in 1907 65u
Rhondda &. Swansea Bay Railway 0-6-2T No. 21 see also Cliff Harris Issue 21 p. 27) who notes that this was at R&SBR Swansea terminus and comments upon 30ft brake third 65l
Rhymney Railway J class 0-6-0ST No.51 66u
Somerset &. Dorset Joint Railway 15 Class 4-4-0 No. 16 at Bournemouth West station pre-1906 66l
Somerset &. Dorset Joint Railway 33 Class 0-6-0 No. 35 at Templecombe LSWR 67
Somerset &. Dorset Joint Railway 15 Class 4-4-0 No. 45 as rebuilt in 1909 68u
Somerset &. Dorset Joint Railway 33 Class 0-6-0 No.57 as reboilered in 1906 68l
Taff Vale Railway J class 0-4-4T No. 59 as running as a 'trailing tank' in 1905 69u
Taff Vale Railway Standard Goods 0-6-0 No. 273 c1904 69m
Taff Vale Railway 0-6-2T No. 147 (whatsoever the caption may say: see also Cliff Harris Issue 21 p. 27) 69l
Wirral Railway Beyer Peacock 0-6-4T No. 12 on West Kirby train near Hoylake. but see letter from Ted Lloyd in Issue 21 page 28 which states between New Brighton and Wallasey Grove Road: John Alsop reply in Issue 22 page 68 which leavaes KPJ somewhat blinded by sand. 70
Wirral Railway Beyer Peacock 0-4-4T No. 10 71u
Wirral Railway Beyer Peacock 4-4-4T No. 14 71l

Parkhouse, Neil. Wish you were here: railway postcards of the L&SWR in Devon. 72-80 + rear cover upper
Meldon Viaduct: Polychrom coloured PC Front cover
Exeter Queen Street yard 72
Crediton station 73
Umberleigh station 74
Chapelton station, c1905 75u
Ilfracombe station, c1908 75l
Fremington Quay, c1930 with Adams 4-4-0 on freight 76u
Torrington station, c1908 76l
North Tawton station with Drummond 4-4-0 arriving presumably on passenger train (if not many disappointed passengers) (Chapman) 77u
Bridestowe station with Drummond 4-4-0 arriving on passenger train for Plymouth c1910 77m
Bere Alston station with tank engine arriving with train for Plymouth c1908 77l
Clarkson steam bus at Chagford in 1905 (Chapman) 78u
Lympstone station 78l
Ottery St. Mary station with 0-4-4T arriving with train for Sidmouth Junction (Chapman) 79u
Sidmouth station with passenger train arriving behind an 0-4-4T 79l
Colyton station c1925 (Chapman) 80
Halwill station (coloured postcard) c1905 rear cover

Rear cover illustrations (colour): Halwill in 1905 and Tynemouth station in 2007 (Norman Hill)

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