Railway World
Volume 22 (1961)
Key file

January (Number 248)

Norman Harvey. Locomotive causerie. Some thoughts of a Southern enthusiast. 3-6.
Appreciation of LBSCR 0-6-2T classes, especially E5 class; the SECR C class noted for substituting for EMU services when line flooded at Clock House linking New Beckenham with Elmers End. "It is possible to see in Maunsell's noble "Lord Nelson" Class of four-cylinder 4-6-0s the apotheosis of Drummond's experiments with his own luckless big engines... It is known that a set of "Lord Nelson" drawings was loaned to Derby Works when the original "Scots" were being hastly schemed out". He also called the Lord Nelson class "something of an enigma" in terms of performance. Critical of routine failure to observe speed limits (85 mile/h on Southern Region) and note on bricks falling from St. Mary Cray Viaduct.

G. Lack. Destination boards. 7-11.
Illustrations of carriage roof boards and the extended messages they contained: illustrated those carried by pre-grouping Anglo-Scottish services, some Western Region services and those then used by the CIE in Ireland.

A Midlands industrial emigrant. F. Jux. 11.
Hunslet 18 inch gauge WN 1404/1920 0-4-0T named Gwen (illustrated). Built for John Knowles & Co. (Wooden Box) Ltd at Woodville

Victoria Station centenary. 12-13.
Black & white photo-feature: interior scenes: engraving  1861; photograph c1900; frontage c1900: SECR and LBSCR entrances

B.G. Wilson. The railway development of Wimbledon — 1. 14-41+.
London & Southampton Railway was given Royal Assent on 25 July 1864 and was opened as far as Woking on 21 May 1838. The station at Wibledon was at the foot of Wimbledon Hill.

Alan A.S. Paterson. Dugald Drummond at St. Rollox, 1882-85. Part 1. 21-5.
Includes a brief biographical introduction which emphasises his strong ties with Stroudley and how these were broken on the NBR by the introduction of the bogie on the Abbotsford 4-4-0. This part is an examination of the problems he encountered on the Caledonian Railway, notably the need to improve the works at St. Rollox, and to build  a powerful locomotive for freight haulage. The latter was fulfilled by the Jumbo class of 0-6-0 manufactured by Neilson & Co. and at St. Rollox

J. Spencer Gilks. The Hertford, Luton & Dunstable Railway. 26-30+
The branch lines from Hatfield (Welwyn Garden City once it came into being) to Dunstable where an end-on junction was made with the railway to Leighton Buzzard and to Herford where contact was made with Great Eastern Railway were the subject of several proposed railways until the lines opened in the 1860s. The Hertford line lost its strategic value to the GNR once the Hertford Loop opened and the passenger service ceased in 1951. Substantial portions of both lines are now cycleways where the gradients are quite noticeable. Illustrations: Luton Bute Street; N7 No. 69678 at Luton Hoo; Type 1 diesel electric on 14.21 Dunstable to Hatfield at Harpenden  East on 25 June 1960; Wheathampstead station, Type 1 diesel electric on passenger train at Ayot passing loop, Hertigfordbury station, Hertford North and Cowbridge station.

L.G. Marshall. The steam metre-gauge railways of Asturias. 31-4.

J.B. Snell. A forest journey. 35-40.
2ft 6in gauge railways in State of Victoria, Australia

Book reviews. 42-3

Letters. 43-4.

February (Number 249)

Norman Harvey. Locomotive causerie. Scottish locomotives at work. 47-50.
Performance by Class 60 4-6-0 No. 14647 recorded by David L. Smith on 1 July 1933 on 10.00 from Glasgow Buchanan Street to Aberdeen as far as Perth with load in excess of 500 tons.The same recorder and locomotive class timed No. 14633 between Ayr and Paisley on up 11.41 ex-Stranraer with 340 ton train in May 1939. A third Class 60 (No. 14649) was timed by Ronald Nelson on 13 August 1940 on a light train from Edinburgh Prinnces Street to Stirling when speeds in the sixties were recorded.

D.A. Bourke. The decline of the slip coach. 51-4.

G. Robin and W.L. Callan. The railways of North-West Ayrshire. 55-62,
Lines to Ardrossan and Largs

M.R. Bailey. The East Anglian Lion. 63.

H.M. Le Fleming. Famous locomotive types — A railway of Pacifics. 64-7.
Malaya (Malaysia)

The Vulcan Foundry. 68-9.

George Behrend. The first British sleeping cars. 70-1.

W.H. Bett. Ticket spotlight. 72-3.

Book reviews. 74-5.

No. 251 (April 1961)

Blaenau Festiniog in late Victorian days. 110
Photograph: station with Festiniog Railway on left and GWR on right with 2-4-0T on passenger train.

Norman Harvey. Locomotive causerie. "Scots" and Pacifics of the West Coast route. 111-15
Performance logs of  No. 46228 hauling 550 tone between Rugby and Stafford nearly within even time driven by J. Munslow.

United Steel Comapny locomotives. F. Jux. 115
3ft gauge Peckett 0-4-0ST at Cottesmore ironstone quarries in Rutland.

Bennington Marsh. The L.&N.E. in Wales and the Wirral. 116-22.
Wrexham Mold & Connah's Quay Railway. The Manchester Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway provided the finance to cross the Dee with the Hawarden Bridge (illustrated). This was opened by Mrs Gladstone on 3 August 1889 This provided access to the steel works at Brymbo and the coalfield around Wrexham. The article includes notes on the unpopularity of the Sentinel railcars: No. 51913 Rival being especially disliked. Illustration of unidentified Sentinel railcar alongside Shotton Steelworks. Notes on locomotive stock at Wrexham which included ex-LDER 0-6-2T No, 6408 illustrated. In later days the class C13 4-4-2Ts were used and seemed to cope well with the steep climb to Wrexham.

The Stapleford Park Miniature Railway: a 10½ in.-gauge line on Lord Gretton's Estate in the East Midlands. 123-7.

J.P. Wilson. Milford Junction. 128-9.
Located where the York & North Midland crossed the Leeds & Selby between Sherburn-in-Elmet and Monk Fryston

Bygone days on the Festiniog Railway. 130-1

R.K. Evans. The Postlingbergbahn. 132

W.H. Bett. Ticket spotlight. 133.
LMS restricted hours weekly season ticket on dark red card issued on13 July 1935 for travel between St. Annes-on-Sea and Blackpool Central after 16.00 except Saturdays and Sundays (no restriction)

J.B. Snell. West from Alamosa. 134-9.

Robert Keys. North Staffs rail motors. 140-2

John R. Day. The Agudio locomotor. 143

D.H. Whitcombe. Monmouthshire memories. 144-6. 3 illus.
Difficulties experienced in operating the class of Beames' 0-8-4Ts.

R.M.S. Hall. North Eastern electric at Darlington. 146-7.

"Foreigners" on the South Eastern & Chatham Railway. 147

The former S.E. & C.R. enters into the City of London. 148.
Aerial photograph showing both Blackfriars and Cannon Street and Borogh Market Junction and Tate Modern generating pollution in its former role as Power Station

Letters. 149-51.

Number 255 (August 1961)

Norman Harvey. Steam highlights on the East Coast Route. Locomotive Causerie. 251-5.
Performance logs of threee King's Cross to Peterborough runs: one where Driver Bill Hoole was experiencing injector failure and ran extremely fast so that there was time to switch engines (A1 No. 60157) and ones behind A2/2 No. 60502 and A4 No. 60015,

J. Spencer Gilks. Railway development at Yeovil. 256-62+
Article suffers from lack of clarity: the first railway to reach the outskirts of the town at Hendford was a broad gauge branch line from Taunton which opened on 1 October 1853. Another broad gauge line was open3ed by the GWR in 1856 as part of the Wilts, Somerset & Weymouth Railway: this opened in 1856. The most important link came on 1 June 1860 with the standard gauge line from Salisbury which was extended to Exeter on 13 July 1860. Yeovil Town station opened on 1 June 1860 with a connecting services to Yeovil Junction Yeovil Pen Mill: it has since closed.

Blakesley Hall Miniature Railway. 263+
Laid down by wealthy civil engineer Charles William Bartholemew: 15 inch gauge connected the Stratford-upon-Avon & Midland Junction Railway to the Hall in Northamptonshire. Locomotives supplied by Basset Lowke included a petrol-driven 4-4-4T Blacolvesley (photographs include one of a Railway Claub visit in 1914 with most members wearing straw boaters).

P. Winding. The French Pacific. Part 2— reconstruction. 264-7.
Involvement by André Chapelon in the improvement in the Paris-Orleans Pacifics starting in 1926.

The Upton-on-Severn branch. B.W.L. Brooksbank. 268.
Black & white photo-feature: Lemon 0-4-4T No. 41900 at Ashchurch on 8 August 1959; 57XX No. 7756 crossing empty Ross Spur Motorway in March 1961 (candidate for motorway closure?); Tewkesbury station exterior and with No. 7756 and Upton-on-Severn station with No. 7756.

N.M. Lera. The Hammersmith branch of the N.S.W.J.R. 269-71.
North & South Western Junction Railway 1¾ mile long branch: photograogs of former LNWR 0-8-0 No. 499164 shunting in Hammersmith & Chiswick yard below Stamford Brook London Transport line

James I.C. Boyd. The West Clare Railway. 272-6.
Diesel railcars and diesel locomotives

W.J.K. Davies. Light railway notes. 277-8.
Killybegs station and railcar No. 12 on turntable.

Book reviews. 279.
The railway policeman. J.R. Whitbread. Harrap. 268pp.
Well received