Volume 61 (July - December 1927)

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Pertinent paragraphs.
L.M.S. ramifications in Lancashire. 242.
Four wetbound expresses departed from Manchester Victoria and Exchange stations between 16.55 and 15.05: first and fastest was 16.55 to Blackpool Talbot Road, first stop Poulton passing Preston at 17.39. Next was the ponderous 17.00 for Edinburgh and Glasgow via Tylsley and Wigan where it waited for 18 minutes and dragging into Preston at 18.10. The 17.02 took the Bolton route to Preston, passing Preston at 17.49 and taking the Direct Line to Blackpool Central. Lastly, the 17.05 Windermere Club express travelled via Bickershaw West Junction, the former GCR (LNER) between Strangeways East Junction, Amberswood East Junction, Whelley, joining the West Coast main line at Standish and reaching Preston at 17.58.
Semaphore train indicators on the G.S.W. Section of the L.M.S.R. 243.
For instance: St. Enoch and Ayr both arms up to right at 45°; St. Enoch and Largs both arms up to left at 45°

Volume 64 (1929)

Up non-stop "Flying Scotsman", L.N.E.R.: 4-6-2 locomotive No. 4476 "Royal Lancer". facing page 1.
Colour plate from photograph by F.R. Hebron, signed H. Moore: view near Hadley Wood (teak seemed to be difficult to recreate)

A Highland water power works railway. R.F. Legget. 1-6.
The British Aluminium Company's construction for an aluminium smelting plant in Lochaber (near Ben Nevis) with Balfour Beatty as contractors where a 15 mile long tunnel was being constructed. There were two narrow gauge railways: 2 ft gauge in tunnel where battery propulsion was used, and a 3 ft gauge system with electric traction to reach the works from the pier. Map. Some steam locomotives were also used: these included a Sentinel, an ex-WD Hunslet 4-6-0T, a Kerr Stuart 0-4-2T and a Bagnall.

Volume 65 (1929)

Birmingham two-hour and north express at Hatton Summit, G.W.R.: four-cylinder 4-6-0 engine No. 6001 "King Edward VII". facing page 1.
Colour plate from a photograph by H. Gordon Tidey: not signed "F. Moore",

Volume 66 (1930)

Up "Merseyside" express on Whitmore troughs, L.M.S.R. 4-6-0 No. 6117, "Welsh Guardsman". facing page 1.
Colour plate: H. Gordon Tidey (photographer) signed Moore.

Volume 67 (1930)

The "Southern Belle" leaving Patcham Tunnel, S.R. 4-6-0 locomotive No. E 708 "Sir Hectamere". facing page 1.
Colour plate: C.E. Brown (photographer) unsigned, but in style of F. Moore

Volume 68 (1931)

Down Flushing Continental Pullman Car Express, L.N.E.R. three-cylinder 4-6-0 No. 2803, "Framlingham". facing page 1.
Colour plate: F.R. Hebron, photographer, signed F. Moore

An interesting locomotive model. 91-4.
Webb 4-cylinder compound exhibited at Liverpool & Manchester Ralilway Centenary Celebration.

Locomotive development on the Great Western Railway.  W.A. Stanier. 294-9. 15 illus.
Brief report of a talk given by Stanier to the Great Western Railway (London) Lecture and Debating Society.

Volume 69 (1931)

Glasgow portion of Mid-Day "Royal Scot" express, near Tring: L.M.S.R. Super-Claughton four-cylinder 4-6-0 locomotive No. 6004. facing page 1.
Colour plate: E. Brightman , photographer, signed F. Moore.

Volume 70 (1932)

Musselburgh-Edinburgh train at Portobello, L.N.E.R. three-cylinder 2-6-2T locomotive No. 2907. facing page 1. 
Colour plate: signed  F. Moore: C.J.L. Romanes (phot.).

Volume 71 (1932)

Swanage train approaching Corfe Castle Station, S.R.: Drummond 0-4-4 tank locomotive No. 245. facing page 1.
Colour plate: from C. Hamilton Ellis painting.

Volume 72 (1933)

[Bishops Castle Railway]. (January issue)
Photos. by C.L. Mowat

Volume 73 (1933)

Railway relics in West Cornwall. D.S. Barrie and "Precursor". 391-7.
Photographs of Portreath Incline in use and primitive points in Portreath Harbour. Pictures of Tresvean incline and Treffry Viaduct near Newquay. There is a little on the Reduce & Chacewater, but nothing on the Portreath Tramroad.

Volume 77 (1935)

Familiar features of railway operation. VI. Slip coach services. G.W.T. Daniel. 13-16.
Begins with the eccentric services of the London & Blackwall Railway where coaches were slipped off the cable to serve the intermediate stations between 1840 and 1849. The LBSCR was the first to slip coaches on a mainline railway at Haywards Heath. This is described in Herepath's Railway and Commercial Journal on 11 December 1858. The service may have been as early as February 1858. A table shows the rise and decline of such services. The GWR was the major operator of such services and included (for a time) such eccentricities as slipping coaches at West London Junction for Victoria and just outside Paddington to slip a vehicle for the mainline plaforms whilst the main train ran forward for the City. The GCR ran trains non-stop to Sheffield and slipped a portion for Nottingham at Leicester. The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway slipped coaches at Irton Road and the LNWR introduced vestibuled slip coaches.

The South Shields, Marsden, and Whitburn Colliery Railway. H.C. Casserley. 31-6.
Describes both electric and steam locomotives.

Bonavia. Michael. Euston ghosts. 157-8
Re-examination of Osborne's Guide to the Grand Junction and London and Birmingham Railway

Cooper, B.K. and Lee, Charles E. Familiar features of operation—VIII. Standard or Zone Time. 159-61.

Robinson, E.E. The Souh Staffordshire Railway and its locomotives. 162-5.
Tables of locomotive stock, its names and dates built, locomotives delivered after absorption by LNWR, and subsequent fate under LNWR (including three converted to tank engines).

Brewer, F.W. North Eastern Depsartmental tamk engines. 203-6.
The 2-2-4T locomotives classified as X1, X2 and X3 by LNER: No. 190 occasionally works hunters' specials and No. 957 deputizes for Lady Hamilton. Fletcher 2-2-2WT Aerolite of 1869 illustrated

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