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LMSJ Issue 15

ISBN 1 905184 17 4

Contents

  • TRAIN ACCELERATION POLICY
  • LMS SIGNALS No. 14by L. G. Warburton & Reg Instone
  • SHEFFIELD CITY ROAD GOODS STATION ex-L&NWR RELAYING PREFABRICATED TRACKby Keith Miles
  • THE MANSFIELD TO ROLLESTON JUNCTION LINEby Keith Turton
  • THE MID-NOTTS JOINT RAILWAYby Keith Turton
  • LMS STANDARD CLASS 2P LOCOMOTIVE VALVE GEARby Graham King
  • FURTHER INFORMATION ON LMS LOCOMOTIVE PROFILESby David Hunt
  • LMS TIMES
  • IN THE SHADOW OF BEN MOREby Neil Burgess
  • WATER ORTON STATION JUNCTION
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EDITORIAL

When I came to review the content for this edition, I realised that the majority of contributors were members of the LMS Society. Therefore, it seemed to me that - maybe I ought to begin by commenting upon certain aspects of the Society, which was founded in 1963. The founder members were all modellers and at that time matters GWR seemed to largely dominate the model press. The feeling was that it was time to redress the balance and, as it was put at the inaugural meeting, 'fill the magazines with LMS material in order to make them an interesting read'. However, it is one thing to have a desire to write articles but it is another to carry it through. What did happen was that a number of members felt that in order to write with authority, you had to undertake original research and that feeling has remained with some members ever since the Society began. Others followed the second founding principle, namely to make models of LMS subjects, and over the years some splendid displays have been created by members of the Society. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to thank those members who have supported LMS Journal and who continue to assist me in a variety of ways.

This edition contains a mixture of articles and we begin with an exampIe of what the publisher and I describe as 'LMS Policy'. This is our way of defining articles which explain what the Company did and generally why they followed a particular course of action. On the other hand, Graham Warburton's article is largely about staff and organisation, subjects that rarely figure with railway authors. As I have said before, LMS Journal is meant to be rather different to other magazines in the way we approach railway history. The fairly lengthy article by Keith Turton includes a section about a joint line that was built by the LMS and LNER whilst the article by Neil Burgess about Crianlarich is a very good description of how a railway was operated, very different from what I knew.

Finally, I am pleased to say that once again there will be a joint LMS Journal / Midland Record stand at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition to be held at the NEC Birmingham on 2nd/3rd December 2006. I expect that Graham Warburton and David Hunt will be with me on the stand and we look forward to seeing readers during the course of the show.

Bob Essery

LMS Crest