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LMSJ Issue 24

ISBN 978 1 905184 53 8

LMSJ 24 Cover

Contents

  • HALF A CENTURY AT WATFORDby Keith Miles
  • LMS GOODS STATIONSby Bob Essery
  • LEIGHTON BUZZARD 1931by Keith Miles
  • LEICESTER AND LOUGHBOROUGH
  • ECONOMIES ON THE LMS NORTHERN DIVISIONby Arnold Tortorella
  • WILLESDEN REVISITEDby Keith Miles
  • BERNARD WILLIAM COOKE 1872-1939by L. G. Warburton
  • TRACK RELAYING IN THE BIRMINGHAM AREA
  • A RECOLLECTION OF RAILCARSby Keith Miles
  • MORE OF ENGINEMENby Keith Miles
  • LMS LOCOMOTIVE PROFILES - WHERE WE AREby David Hunt
  • LMS TIMES

EDITORIAL

One of the most satisfying experiences of editing both LMS Journal and Midland Record is the feedback I receive from readers. A few days before this editorial was written, I attended a gathering of railway modellers and during the coffee break the conversation came round to railway magazines, both model and prototype. One of those present said, 'Even though I am not interested in every article, I recognise that over the years LMS Journal will build into a detailed history covering many aspects of the LMS and this is an invaluable resource'. I have received similar comments about Midland Record but this is the first time something along these lines has been said about LMS Journal.

Although it is not a modeller's magazine, I recognise that we often publish information that is useful to them. For my part, I believe that accurate models are one of the best ways to show our railway heritage and, although the preserved railways do a wonderful job in showing the full-size system, they cannot portray many aspects of what it was like years ago. For this reason I try to feature the slightly unusual and, as I said at the beginning, I welcome feedback from readers. In LMSJ No. 22 1 raised the question of indicator codes used on the Northern Division. I am pleased to say that a number of readers have responded and that in due course an article will appear in a future edition.

I am pleased to say that I think we have a varied mix for you in what will be the last LMSJ to be published during 2008. Keith Miles, a retired railwayman, shares his experiences with us in more than one article, while regular contributor Graham Warburton examines the career of Bernard William Cooke. At the Warley Model Railway Exhibition on 22nd/23rd November, we will launch Parts 1-3 of D. J. Norton's Pictorial Survey of Railways in the West Midlands. Both the publisher and I consider his work to be outstanding with photographs of 'the railway scene' rather than of locomotives and trains. We have also included further examples of some of his pictures in this issue.

In conclusion I would like to thank all readers for their continued support and look forward to a productive 2009.

Bob Essery

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