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LMSJ Issue 14

ISBN 1 905184 14 X

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Contents

  • HOW IT WAS DONE Part 3by Terry Essery
  • THE STAMP MEDALby Nelson Twells and Graham Warburton
  • CUMBRIAN ENGINES IN LMS OWNERSHIPby Michael Peascod
  • BOOK REVIEWS
  • CUMBRIAN RAILWAYS ASSOCIATION
  • LMS DINING CARS IN SCOTLAND Part 2by David Jenkinson
  • RAILWAY WORK AT BEMROSE & SONS LTD.by Cyril H. Sprenger
  • CALEDONIAN RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVE VALVE GEARby Graham King
  • A BUXTON MOTOR TRAINby Michael Holland
  • LMS TIMES
  • ONCE A MIDLAND MAN, ALWAYS A MIDLAND MAN Part 5by Ted Harrison
  • BY THE BOOK No. 3by Don Rowland

EDITORIAL

Welcome to the Spring 2006 edition of LMS Journal. One of the delights of editing this journal is that it brings me into contact with retired railwaymen from a variety of grades. As a result, I am able to indulge in what I call 'railway talk', which is my way of saying that when two railwaymen speak, they are usually on the same wavelength from the beginning and are able to compare their working experiences. Often such conversations are beyond others who have not been employed in the railway industry and may help to explain why some authors fail to grasp the finer points of the 'railway story'. Although this edition brings us almost to the end of Ted Harrison's experiences, there will be more to come, and my brother will be describing 'mainline work' in the next part of his series of 'How it was Done'. We also have a number of other articles from railwaymen to look forward to; the first new author will be in the next edition and others are waiting for a path. Nevertheless, there is always room for more. The feeling is that we must record this aspect of our railway history while we can, so the message is that I welcome contributions from all grades of railwaymen who knew and worked in the steam age on ex-LMS lines.

One aspect of LMS Journal is its appeal to railway modellers and those interested in models of railway subjects. As a modeller for more years than I care to mention, I am always pleased to hear that what we publish is of value to modellers. This is and always has been true of but it is becoming increasingly true of LMS Journal. I pay careful attention to the letters I receive and welcome comment about what we publish, which brings me to the LMS Locomotive Profile series. As many readers will know, the series has reached No. 9, which describes the two diesel locomotives 10000/1. To those readers who may wonder when the Class 5 series will be completed and what happened to No. 7, the answer is simple. No. 7 will complete the Class 5 story, but there will not be a photographic supplement. Work is in progress and it should appear later this year. David Hunt, the series editor, would like the Class 4F to be No. 10, but at the time of writing he cannot be certain. However, we will advise readers of our forward plans as soon as possible.

It is probably not too soon to advise readers that at the Gauge '0' Guild 50th Anniversary Exhibition, to be held at Telford on 9th and 1Oth September, your editor will be found as part of the operating team behind a new layout and that the usual Midland Record / LMS Journal stand will be at the Warley National Exhibition, held at the NEC Birmingham on 2nd and 3rd December. Although the same layout will also be on show there as well, I guess most of my time will be on the stand. I look forward to seeing readers at these shows.

Bob Essery

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