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LMSJ Issue 10

ISBN 1 905184 00 X

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Contents

  • No. 6202 - A NOTABLE LMS EXPERIMENTby David Hunt
  • CARLISLEby Bob Essery
  • THE NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE RAILWAY STUDY GROUP
  • STATION GARDENSby Bob Essery
  • LMS SIGNALS No. 10by L. G. Warburton
  • SHARED WAGON CONSTRUCTION
  • HOW IT WAS DONE Part 2by Terry Essery
  • ONCE A MIDLAND MAN, ALWAYS A MIDLAND MAN Part 2by Ted Harrison
  • LMS TIMES

EDITORIAL

This edition contains a variety of articles ranging from the first part of David Hunt's two-part feature about No. 6202 'Turbomotive' to the second part of Ted Harrison's story of his life and times in railway service. Although I have a number of other articles awaiting publication, which have been written by retired railwaymen describing their railway experiences, there probably can never be too many. The reaction from readers to this material is favourable and I place great importance upon the need to describe what happened while those who 'did it' are still able to tell their stories. Another example of what I mean about factual records from the past is the second part of Terry Essery's 'How it was Done' series. We have a number of articles in the pipeline that I hope will be seen as 'different to the material which other railway magazines publish', but I am always pleased to be offered anything new and to receive suggestions from readers.

The large station feature has also proved to be popular; this edition contains one on Carlisle but we may also include some examples of smaller stations, subject to the availability of material. For my part, I was pleased to include the station gardens article. We know that station garden competitions predated the 1923 grouping, but I have not been able to establish when they began. Does any reader have any information about the subject?

As many readers will know, I started a website for Midland Record and later I incorporated LMS Journal. Although I say 'I', it would be more accurate to say that my son-in-law undertook the work and I provided the raw material. Ben White lives in the USA so it is not a case of 'popping in to see him', and since the site was started his workload has increased immensely. As a result, for more than the last twelve months or so, the site has not been run in a satisfactory manner and a solution had to be found. I suppose I could have learned how to do it, but I felt that my time would be better spent working on the publications rather than on websites. Therefore, I am pleased to say that the LMS Society has come to the rescue.

In the next edition I will be able to publish details of how the LMS Journal website can be reached through the LMS Society website and news of their plans to include the index as part of the site. For readers of Midland Record, I should add that I hope - the Midland Railway Society will host the Midland Record website and as soon as these arrangements are finalised, I will advise readers.

Bob Essery

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