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LMSJ Issue 22

ISBN 978 1 905184 48 4

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Contents

  • ASPECTS OF FREIGHT Part 1by Keith Miles
  • READERS' COLLECTIONS
  • LMS ROAD MOTOR CARTAGE ORGANISATION & MAINTENANCE WORKSHOPSby Nelson Twells
  • D1692 COACHES FOR MOTOR TRAIN USEby Phil Tattershall
  • BRITISH RAILWAYS AFTER 25 YEARSby C B. Byles
  • LMS TRAIN CLASSIFICATIONby Bob Essery
  • REMINISCENCES OF HEATON MERSEYby John Hulme
  • HANDLING MERCHANDISE TRAFFIC
  • COLERAINE RE-SIGNALLING ON THE NCC SECTION OF THE LMSby Graham Warburton

EDITORIAL

In the editorial of LMSJ 21 1 mentioned some new publications that will be published later this year. Work is sufficiently well advanced to allow me to say that the first will be the next LMS Locomotive Profile, No. 11. This will be the largest and we think the best we have done to date. The subject is the Coronation class, or 'Big Lizzies' as they were known. We have been conscious that other authors have written extensively about this class and that our findings arc, at times, in variance with what has previously appeared in print.

The second project is one very close to my heart. In the 85th Anniversary edition we featured Wolverhampton in an article based upon the photographs taken by the late D. J. Norton. As a result of my association with the photographer's son, Mark Norton, it was agreed to see if we could produce a pictorial survey of the area around Birmingham. In setting the parameters for the book, we have gone beyond the Birmingham boundary, but as readers will see, it is, I hope, logical. Producing this book in time for our planned publication date has meant total concentration on the job in hand, a task helped by the awful summer which did not encourage days out in the countryside! Two 'Brummies' have produced the text and I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the assistance I received from John Edgington, which made the task of preparing the manuscript by our agreed completion date possible. As I write this editorial, we are on course to release this book at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition to be held at the NEC Birmingham on 22nd/23rd November when I hope to see many readers of LMS Journal and Midland Record. I should add that Graham Warburton will be with me on both days.

This edition contains a variety of articles, three from ex-railwaymen, and a major article by Nelson Twells about the road transport side of the LMS. We must never forget that integrated transport is not something new and the private railway companies saw it as an essential part of their involvement in the business of transporting people and goods. In this edition, regular contributor Graham Warburton crosses the Irish Sea to examine operating problems on the LMS in Northern Ireland, an area that does not feature very often in LMS Journal.

Bob Essery

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