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LMSJ Issue 26

ISBN 978 1 905184 59 0

LMSJ 26 Cover

Contents

  • WHERE FOUR ROADS MEETby Keith Miles
  • BELLS AND THEIR USAGE ON THE NOTTINGHAM-LINCOLN BRANCHby Jim Jackson
  • SWITCH DIAMONDSby Martin Welch
  • HOW IT WAS DONE Part 6by Terry Essery
  • LMS SIGNALS No. 21 continuedby L. G. Warburton
  • FIFTIES FREIGHT ON THE BUTTERLEY BRANCHby Keith Miles
  • PATRICROFT AND THE GWR CONNECTIONby Bob Essery
  • LMS TIMES
  • WHAT'S IN AN LMS MAP?by Nelson Twells
  • CLOSURE OF LINESby Bob Essery & Barry C. Lane
  • RAILWAY BRAKESby L. G. Warburton

EDITORIAL

Barry Lane answered my 'begging' theme in the editorial to LMSJ No. 25 and the result of our combined effort will be found in this issue. Furthermore, I am pleased to say that two further articles by Barry, dealing with Central Division matters will appear later this year. A few readers raised questions about complicated trackwork and their queries have been answered by Martin Welch. For my part. I welcome all letters from readers because they provide me with evidence of how close we are to fulfilling your expectations of the content of LMS Journal. My long-standing friend and ex-raiwayman Keith Miles continues to make the editor's life easy by producing more of his entertaining but factual articles of his personal experiences from the steam era. Another ex-railwayman who is a regular contributor is my brother, whose latest article enables the completion of the Lickey Incline feature that David Hunt started some while ago. Another ex-railwayman, Jim Jackson, takes us behind the scenes by describing the use of bells, an aspect of railway work that is rarely described in railway journals.

There will be two further LMS Journals this year, No. 27 will appear this autumn and we plan to publish No. 28 at the Warley Model Railway Exhibition, to be held at the NEC Birmingham on 21st/22nd November.

On the Locomotive Profile front, the Pictorial Supplement to LMS Locomotive Profile No. 11 - The 'Coronation' Class Pacifics is now at the printers, and LMS Locomotive Profile No. 12 - The Diesel-Electric Shunters has now been completed. For my part, I have largely completed my work on the Class 3F 0-6-0Ts, commonly known as 'Jinties', while David Hunt is confident that we will have the Compounds ready very soon. It's all go!

Although I do not often mention the companion journal, Midland Record, I felt that I ought to draw readers' attention to two articles in Midland Record No. 29 that could have been included in LMS Journal. The first is by Giles Brown entitled 'Coal for London's West End', where he describes the origin and development of coal traffic from collieries in the Midlands to destinations in London. The other is a detailed examination of the ex-Midland Railway lines in South Wales that shortly after the grouping became part of the Western Division of the LMS.

Bob Essery

LMS Crest