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LMSJ Issue 21

ISBN 978 1 905184 44 6

Contents

  • TOTON MARSHALLING YARD - FURTHER INFORMATION
  • THE FOWLER 2-6-4 TANK ENGINEby Jim Jackson
  • THE TILBURY 'BALTICS' AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES, 1910-1970by Philip Atkins
  • LMS SIGNALS No. 19by L. G. Warburton
  • LMS TIMES
  • BOOK REVIEWS
  • MIDLAND RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVE VALVE GEAR
  • LET THERE BE LIGHTby Keith Miles
  • THE 1939 LMS PROGRAMME FOR RUN-ABOUT TICKETS IN SCOTLAND AND THE BORDERSby Nelson Twells
  • THE LICKEY INCLINE, ITS LOCOMOTIVES AND OPERATION Part 3by David Hunt & Bob Essery
  • BY THE BOOK - FITTED FREIGHT STOCK WORKING Part 2by Don Rowland
  • THE MIDLAND SOCIETY
  • TRIAL BY DIESELby Keith Miles
  • A PROBLEM AT LEIGH STATION HOUSE IN THE SUMMER OF 1931by Edwyn Gilmour
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EDITORIAL

During the past few weeks a number of readers have asked me about binding, numbering of editions and how the LMS 85th Anniversary edition fits into the scheme of things. Therefore, it seemed to me that a policy statement could form the basis of the editorial for this edition.

Each edition of LMS Journal is a stand-alone book and the page numbers are 1-80. As far as binding is concerned, those readers who have their journals bound are free to group them as convenient, usually in fours or fives, which brings me to the index. Some time after LMS Journal was launched, the LMS Society undertook to compile an index and I was delighted to be relieved of the responsibility. On page 65 of LMS Journal No. 20, we published a statement from Nelson Twells, Hon. Secretary of the LMS Society, which gave the position of the indexing as at October 2007, when he said that 0-6 was complete and 7 and 8 were in hand. I understand these are now complete. The Society also intend to complete the index up to LMSJ 9 by the end of this year, which brings me to where the 85th Anniversary edition fits into the scheme of things.

When we decided to launch this enlarged edition, I felt that it would be a stand-alone Journal in the series, but until I spoke to some readers, the implication of how it would be numbered had not been considered. Several readers have suggested that we call it LMSJ 20A, the 'A' standing for Anniversary, but since 20A was the shed code for Leeds Holbeck, maybe we should call it the 'Holbeck' edition! But perhaps I should conclude on a serious note.

Once again the combined LMS Journal / Midland Record stand will be at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition on 22nd/23rd November this year. We plan some exciting new publications later this year but it is probably too soon to say very much about them. Finally I would like to conclude by thanking all readers for their continuing support.

Bob Essery

LMS Crest