LMS JOURNAL

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LMSJ Issue 1

ISBN 1 874103 71 2

Contents

  • AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LMSR, LMS AND LMR TRAIN REPORTING NUMBERSby John Edgington
  • DETAIL CORNER
  • LMS SIGNALS No.1 - Bracket Signalsby L. G. Warburton
  • LMS TIMES
  • ALPHA & OMEGA - LMS 4-6-0s 10433 & 4767by Philip Atkins
  • LMS 55ft TURNTABLESby Bob Essery
  • BRANCH LINE PORTFOLIO - MELTHAM ALLOCATION OF ENGINES Part 1by William Dunn
  • THE LNWR 0-8-4T ENGINESby R. Hadley
  • THE STATION MASTER Part 2by Cyril Breeze
  • LINE SOCIETIES - G&SWR Association
  • SCOTTISH LOCOMOTIVES: Their Role in the LMS Storyby David Jenkinson
  • HMRS
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EDITORIAL

On behalf of all the team at Wild Swan Publications Ltd I would like to thank everyone who supported the Preview issue of this new journal. In particular, I would like to thank those readers who wrote to express their very favourable views.

We are running slightly late with No.1 as it was our intention to publish it prior to Easter, but the delay was due to my not being able to obtain some pictures to meet this date and, as a result, some restructuring of the content became necessary. The article in question will appear in LMS Journal No.2. Although LMS Journal is based upon the successful formula that we have established with Midland Record, readers will find some subtle difference in the pages that follow. As the series builds, I hope that LMS Journal will develop its own personality.

It is never easy to launch a new title and inevitably the early contributors will be people known to the editor who are asked or, as some may say, pressured to produce a contribution. I would like to express my thanks to these contributors who have written this issue, the late Cyril Breeze, whose wife made his story available to me some time ago, Phil Atkins, librarian at the National Railway Museum, William Dunn, Reginald Hadley and fellow members of the LMS Society who have supported this venture from the beginning: David Jenkinson, the Society's President, John Edgington and Graham Warburton.

Because the LMS was made up of a number of independent companies, it is understandable that many of these 'pregroup' companies have their own interest groups that we call line societies. Representing one of the smaller railway companies that became part of the LMS is the Glasgow & South Western Railway Association, the details of which will be found on page 63. I would like to forge similar links with other line societies that have an LMS connection and to include them within future issues; therefore, I invite the secretaries representing those other line societies to contact me. The oldest, largest and most wide-ranging society is the HMRS and again details are given on page 80.

Finally, I am pleased to announce that a website has been established which is linked to the Midland Record website at www.midlandrecord.com

Bob Essery

LMS Crest