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LMSJ Issue 12

ISBN 1 905184 10 7

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Contents

  • LMS ENGINEERING APPRENTICEby Keith Miles
  • LMS STANDARD COACHES FITTED FOR MOTOR OPERATIONby P. Tattershall
  • REPLACEMENT OF HORSE CARTAGE BY ROAD VEHICLES ON THE M&GNby Nelson Twells
  • ALLOCATION OF ENGINES Part 2by William Dunn
  • LMS SIGNALS No. 12by L. G. Warburton
  • MACCLESFIELD MEMORIESby John Hulme
  • FURTHER INFORMATION ON LMS LOCOMOTIVE PROFILESby David Hunt
  • LOCOMOTIVE DETAILS Part 2 Rotary cam poppet valvesby David Hunt
  • ONCE A MIDLAND MAN, ALWAYS A MIDLAND MAN Part 4by Ted Harrison
  • LMS TIMES
  • RECOLLECTION OF AN LMS STATION MASTER'S DAUGHTERby David Smith

EDITORIAL

I would like to begin by thanking those readers who have written to me during the past few months to say how much they enjoy LMS Journal. It is not our policy to use valuable editorial space to publish letters of praise, but they are welcome nevertheless. I also welcome any comment from readers that keeps us on our toes as well as suggestions for future articles. I am pleased to say that my request for articles from ex-railwaymen is proving to be successful and we have several lined up for publication from the New Year onwards.

Book reviews - apart from one, which appeared in LMS Journal No. 7 we have not reviewed any new books, but just as we were going to press, two new titles were sent to me. As a result, we have decided to start an occasional review section, but I feel that I should mention both titles here. The first is from the L&NWR Society. Entitled Crewe Works Narrow Gauge System,, it is one of a series that the Society have published over the years. Details of the Society will be found on the Line Society page in LMS Journal No. 8. the author, David Flemming, had published the second book privately. Entitled A Burton Railwayman, it is a 'good read'. Based upon his experiences in the Burton area, at GBP 14.99 for 388 pages, one can hardly complain. At the moment it is available via Bill Hudson Transport Books and can be obtained direct from that company.

Before leaving the subject of new publications, I can say that I will be at Warley National Railway Exhibition on 3rd & 4th December 2005 with a combined LMS Journal / Midland Record stand and I expect contributor Graham Warburton to be with me. If all goes according to plan, we will have LMS Journal No. 13, a special edition made up of articles written by LMS Society members as a tribute to the late David Jenkinson, a founder member and President of the Society at the time of his death. There should also be two new LMS Locomotive Profiles, one dealing with the Class 8F (this will have a Photographic Supplement) and a solo effort by David Hunt about the pioneering diesels Nos. 10000 and 10001. Finally, for readers who also buy Midland Record, No 22 should be available. I look forward to seeing readers who will visit the stand during the exhibition.

As previously advised, two websites have been established. The LMS Society, www.lmssociety.org.uk hosts the LMS Journal and the Midland Railway Society, www.midlandrailwaysociety.org.uk hosts Midland Record. The two locomotive series, LMS Locomotive Profiles and Midland Engines, which are edited by David Hunt, form part of the respective sites.

The final point that I wish to make also concerns the LMS Society website. A few days ago, Nelson Twells, Hon. Secretary of the LMS Society, drew my attention to some proposals by the Council in Derby to demolish part of the old LMS School of Transport building, which is being used as a conference centre, and replace it with housing. I have suggested that he publish details on the LMS Society website so that readers who feel strongly about the matter can offer their support to him or they may wish to write to the Council expressing their views. The historic importance of the building is set out in a letter from Nelson to the 'authorities' and shows how little regard they have for the importance of Derby as a railway town.

Bob Essery

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