Volume 47 (1986)
Cardiff to Lowestoft: a little known cross country train
service. V.R. Webster. 23-4.
Through carriages/train from Cardiff to Yarmouth and Lowestoft began as attached to rear of Newcastle express as far as Gloucester, and then ran independently to Leamington Spa via Stratford, where it was handed over to the LNWR from whence it ran non-stop to Wansford and then onto to the GER from whence they were attached to various trains at Ely and at Norwich. A similar route was followed on the return. Illus of the independent portion at Gloucester behind 5'2" 4-4-0 rushing off for Stratford at an average of 45 mile/h
Number 556 (August).
Scott, W.T. Narrow gauge compounds. 454-8.
Bowman Malcolm designed Worsdell/von Borries compounds to operate on the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway's narrow gauge lines. The locomotives were 2-4-2Ts and belonged to classes: S. Two were constructed by Beyer Peacock, but the remainder were manufactured at York Road, Belfast. In 1931 No. 110 was rebuilt as a 2-4-4T with a larger boiler and was reclassifid as S2. The compounds were fitted with Ross 'Pop' safety valves: the Ross came from Coleraine. There are logs of runs on the Ballmoney to Ballcastle line where the rapid acceleration achieved by the S class is noted.
Number 558 (October 1986)
Winding, P.F. Historic locomotive depots: Battersea Park. 595-601.
London Brighton & South Coast Railway Battersea shed: the Park was added by the Southern Railway to avoid confusion with the SECR shed at Stewarts Lane, which was also in Battersea.
Barnes, Robin. Locomotives that never were.
Mainly comment from comments received about Robin Barnes remarkable book. The new illustrations include a Poultney 2-8-2+0-8-0 reproducced from The Locomotive (for 15 March 1926); the patented James Toleman 4-4-0 or 4-2-2-0; the Reid MacLeod turbine locomotive; a Peter Drummond 4-6-0 of 1914; the ARLE designs and a new Barnes painting a 2-4-2T for the Leek & Manifold Railway. Locomotives discussed include a patented Hurd & Simpson 0-6-0T for underground use in which the products of combustion were returned to the firebox via an injector activated by compressed air (Engineer, 1874, August). Other designs which he would like to have included were the LBSCR 2-6-2T; a Cambrian Railways MCDonald 2-6-0 of 1921; Whitelegg's proposed rebuild of a Manson 381 class with a large boiler and the Pickersgill 2-10-2. .
Weaver, Rodney. Francis William Webb a reappraisal. 2. 606-7; 610-11.
Harris, Michael. No. 4468, Mallard: fastest
of them all. 646-50.
Short account of the record breaking run, including the reaction by Inspector Sam Jenkins to the detection of the odour from the stink bomb to indicate that a bearing was overheating and to inform Driver Duddington to slow down, plus an account of the further life of the locomotive until withdrawn for preservation. Harris had the assistance of John Bellwood in writing this feature and Bellwood argued that the Kylchap chimney gave the locomotive considerable edge both in terms of power and Peter Townend argued that locomotives so-fitted were easier to maintain as the greater draught kept the tubes cleaner