Railway World
Volume 37 (1976)

Key file

Number 431 (March 1976)

C.P. Atkins. The Mersey Railway tank locomotives — 1. 96-9.

B.K. Cooper. The Buchli drive for electric locomotives. 127-9.

Number 436 (August 1976)

John F. Clay. Foolish legend but honourable history — 1. Studies in locomotive performance— 10. 318-23.
Locomotive performance in the United States: Atlantics alleged to have run at very high speeds, including on the New Jersey to Atlantic City services run by the Reading Railroad and by the Pennsylvania Railroad. Runs behind Vauclain compounds are included. Some very long runs, such as New York to San Francisco are included: 84 hours 17 minutes with 72 stops.

R.G. Western. The Mansfield Railway Company. 328-31.
Served the then new Nottinghamshire Coalfield: 11 miles long from a junction off the Chesterfield to Limcoln line of the Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway to Kirkby-in-Ashfield on the Great Central. The Bolsover Colliery Company was behind the railway and its Managing Director, J. Plowright Houfton was Chairman of the railway. Passenger services began on 2 April 1917. Clipstone and other colliueries were served.

R. Higgins. The Brussels saga. 332-6.
The preserved Keighley & Worth Valley Railway acquired an oil-fired Austerity 0-6-0ST from the abhortive Longmoor preservation project. The staff had to modify the burner and blast pipe arrangements to achieve satisfactory steaming

Hugh Dougherty. A Loughrea memory. 337.
End of branch line with mixed train, but diesel haulage.

W.R. Devitt. Ellerman Lines—an autopsy. 344-7.
Merchant Navy class No. 35029 sectioned at Buckminster for eventual display at the NRM.

Robert Tyrrell. Bound to the railway in 1936. 350-1.
Apprentice at Ashford Works on the Southern Railway.

New books. 353-4

Gresley and Stanier—a centenary tribute. John Bellwood and David Jenkinson. HMSO. 99pp. reviewed by BKC.
Descriptive rather than critical review.

From Stirling to Gresley, 1882-1922. F.A.S. Brown.Oxford: Oxford Publishing Co., 149pp. reviewed by BKC.
Descriptive rather than critical review.

Number 439 (November)

Charles M. Devereux. Residual railway services. 450-1.
The 23.29 Liverpool Street to Peterborough and Norwich which divided at Ely and described by Nicholas Montserrat in Life is a four letter word was much used by Cambridge undergraduates, and similar services.

John A. Lines. All Saints (GWR Nos. 2900-55; 2971-90, 2998: Locomotive portaits— 18.
A far from profound examination of the 29XX class with error: Holcroft did not leave Swindon to work for Gresley.

Mark B. Warburton. Some Newquay branch reminiscences. 460-3
In 1948 and 1949 the Saturday holiday trains required considerable assistance to climb up the Luxulyan Valley from Par. In 1948 Bulldog No. 3441 Blackbird was assisting in thiss activity, but in 1949 No. 4090 Dorchester Castle hauling 13 coaches needed No. 4516 and No, 4559 at the rear to tackle the climb..

Routes of Cross-London trains. 464-5.
Maps of routes via Kew Bridge and via Kensington Olympia and either Upper Holloway or Canonbury

John F. Clay. Foolish legend but honourable history—2. 466-71.
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad streamlined Class A Atlantics were introduced to haul the high speed Hiawatha between Chicago and Minneapolis St Paul and in 1938 were joined by six Hudson 4-6-4 type. The Chicago & North Western also introduced streamlined Hudsons to compete for the traffic. These locomotives were capable of continuous 100 mile/h running on level track. Also considers the Pennsylvania 4-4-4-4 T1 class and the New York Central Niagara class.

L.A. Nixon. A rail excursion to remember. 476-7.
Austrian Class 17c 4-4-0 No. 372 was photographed on a railway enthusiast's special.

B.K. Cooper. The Southern booster locomotives. 478-83.
Raworth third rail electric locomotives with flywheels to assist crossing gaps in the conductor rail. Nos. CC1 and CC2. C.M. Cock/S.B. Warder introduced No. 20003 after nationalisation. A developemt of these, the class 71 was introduced for the Kent electrification and enabled the Night Ferry and freight trains to be worked. The Bournemouth electrification switched to eleectro-diesel traction with the Class73.

French experimental booster locomotive. 483.
Bo-Bo-Bo from Schneider-Westinghouse designed to work on 20kV ac or 1500V dc.

W.T. Thornewell, Rough ride to Leicester. 484-5.
Rode on Class 5 No. 5040 from St. Pancras to Leicester to assess the quality of the permanent way under his supervision. He got very bruised ribs as the train ran through the curves through Desborough: the writer attributed this to the rough riding locomotive rather than to the track.