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LMSJ Issue 19

ISBN 978 1 905184 30 9

Contents

  • THE LICKEY INCLINE, ITS LOCOMOTIVES AND OPERATIONby David Hunt & Bob Essery
  • HOW IT WAS DONE Part 5by Terry Essery
  • LMS HEAD, SIDE AND TAIL LAMPSby Bob Essery
  • FURTHER INFORMATION ON LMS LOCOMOTIVE PROFILESby David Hunt
  • IN A FOREIGN FIELDby Keith Miles
  • LMS SIGNALS No. 17by L. G. Warburton
  • THROUGH THE CARRIAGE WINDOWby Keith Miles
  • THE PORTPATRICK & WIGTOWNSHIRE JOINT LINEby Stanley Jenkins
  • PASSENGERS TRAVELLING BY FREIGHT TRAINby Peter Tatlow
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EDITORIAL

In my last editorial I said that this year's Warley Model Railway Club's annual exhibition, to be held at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham on 1st and 2nd December, would be a memorable event and that further details would be published in the next issue. I now have the press release and can confirm that it will be held in Hall 5, which has 15,000 square metres of space, the largest hall at the NEC.

There will be some 75 working model railway layouts including five from overseas. Of particular interest to readers will be the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the end of the 'Big Four', focusing on the end of the LMS, promoted by the LMS Society and the LMS Journal team. At the time of writing, I do not have any details of what the LMS Society plan other than to say that there will be a large exhibition of models on display.

Graham Warburton and myself will be present but sadly LMS Locomotive Profile editor Dave Hunt will not be with us as his son's wedding takes place on the opening day. For my part, I look forward to seeing readers and contributors at what is our annual 'face to face' meeting. Although it is not our practice to announce now titles until they are in the warehouse, I am going to make an exception on this occasion. In addition to LMS Journal No. 20 there will be an unnumbered enlarged edition containing some specially commissioned articles, and with luck another LMS Locomotive Profile will be launched at the show.

Many readers of LMS Journal also take Midland Record so it is not out of place to say that we plan to make Midland Record No. 26 available at the beginning of December to acknowledge that although the end of the month is the 60th anniversary of the end of the 'Big Four', it is also the 85th anniversary of the end of the pre-group period. I am rather pleased to say that this edition will contain the long-awaited article on Washwood Heath marshalling yard, made possible by Mark Norton allowing me to use some of his late father's pictures.

As many readers will know, Saturday is always a very busy day, so if you wish to avoid the large crowds, Sunday is a better day to attend the club's 40th anniversary exhibition. Graham and I look forward to seeing many of you during this event.

Bob Essery

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