LMS JOURNAL

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LMSJ Issue 2

ISBN 1 874103 75 5

LMSJ 2 Cover

Contents

  • MANCHESTER VICTORIA & EXCHANGE
  • PROTOTYPE DIESEL SHUNTER No. 1831by Phil Chopping
  • FURTHER INFORMATION ON LMS LOCOMOTIVE PROFILESby David Hunt
  • ERIC BRUTON
  • LMS SIGNALS No.2 - Bracket Signals continuedby L. G. Warburton
  • THE LMS SOCIETY
  • THE MOTOR-FITTED LNWR COAL TANKSby R. Hadley
  • THE STATION MASTER Part 3by Cyril Breeze
  • GOLDTHORPE AND THURNSCOE
  • BY THE BOOKby Don Rowland
  • LANCASHIRE & YORKSHIRE RAILWAY CARRIAGE STOCK AFTER THE GROUPINGby Barry C. Lane

EDITORIAL

There are a number of points of similarity between LMS Journal and a loose-coupled freight train, so maybe readers will indulge me while I expand this theme. A freight train is made up from wagons that are in the sidings, and each issue of LMS Journal is assembled from material on hand. The freight train is usually marshalled in 'station order' whilst a magazine's need is to achieve balance. When the train is ready to depart, the signal is given and usually the journey begins by moving out of the sidings onto the main line. A path has to be found and, depending upon a number of factors, speedy access to the main line follows, or it can become a crawl along congested lines before the way ahead is clear.

With LMS Journal I have to assemble each issue from the material on hand and to try to achieve a balance. A few people noted that the Preview issue was predominantly Midland Division in make-up and I would agree; at the time the marshalling sidings for Midland Record were pretty full of articles that could have gone into either journal. In railway terms, 'we worked forward the traffic on offer'. However, my view is that with four operating divisions and an LMS standard practice overlay to consider, achieving a page balance will not be easy, and judgement by readers should only be made across several issues, which brings me to the content of LMS Journal No.2.

I am delighted to include the first in-depth article on LMS diesel practice by Phil Chopping. Apart from writing this article, Phil has been of immense help to Dave Hunt, Fred James and myself with our locomotive books. Although during the course of many visits to the Public Records Office at Kew I transcribed the Derby order books in note form, Phil has spent many, many hours typing them into a useable document and refining the database where they are now held. I hope that in future issues of LMS Journal he will find time to continue to reveal the story of the development of the diesel locomotive by the LMS.

The Line Society featured in this issue is the LMS Society, who have plans for a Symposium, details of which appear on page 40.

We plan to publish LMS Journal No.3 to coincide with the Warley Model Railway Club's annual exhibition to be held at the NEC Birmingham on 30th November and 1st December 2002. At this exhibition the combined LMS Journal and Midland Record stand will be flanked by the LMS Society and Midland Railway Society's display stands. Now all that remains is for a clear path to be found for this traffic onto the main line!

Bob Essery

LMS Crest