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LMSJ Issue 31

ISBN 978 1 905184 77 4

Contents

  • LONDON SUBURBAN FREIGHT Part 2 - Midland Divisionby Keith Miles
  • AN EARLY LMS PERIOD PASSENGER TRAIN
  • THE LICKEY INCLINE, ITS LOCOMOTIVES AND OPERATION Part 4by Bob Essery & David Hunt
  • LMS EXPERIMENTAL WORK UNDERTAKEN IN 1937by L. G. Warburton
  • WATFORD TUNNELS IN WARTIMEby Keith Miles
  • PALETHORPES SAUSAGE AND EXPERIMENTAL INSULATED MILK VANSby Bob Essery
  • LMS SIGNALS No. 26by Reg Instone & L. G. Warburton
  • BOOK REVIEWS
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EDITORIAL

We commence this issue with the second part of Keith Miles' article on London suburban freight workings, a complex subject that has not seen much attention from other authors. in fact, one could say the entire subject of freight train working and train marshalling has been somewhat neglected. However, we have plans to include further articles to help rectify this in due course.

We have included the final part of the joint article by David Hunt and myself on the Lickey Incline and whilst it would have been possible to include further footplate experiences, I felt that enough was enough, although a brief mention of when I was on the footplate when we 'ran away' will not be out of place. I sensed we were running down the bank rather quickly and noted my driver had the steam brake fully applied and had sat down and started to read a newspaper. Seeing a puzzled look on my face, he said 'Bob, we are running away, nothing we can do'. I ignored the impulse to jump off; we were going too fast and I felt that if my driver was not worried, then why should I? We came to a stand about a train length past Bromsgrove South signal box.

I was pleased we could include the Palethorpes article and make the drawings available. I wonder how long it will be before some four-wheel and bogie Sausage Vans are running on model railways, but please not along branch lines; this was main-line traffic between Dudley and major centres.

Graham Warburton's long-running series on LMS signals has reached Wigan and in this part he has included a splendid selection of pictures from the collection of the late Roy Anderson. I recall visiting Wigan in 1964 and being most interested in the way the old LNWR and LYR stations were so close together, although my pictures that were taken do not compare with those used in the article.

As usual, we will be at the Warley Model Railway Club National Exhibition to be held at the NEC, Birmingham on 20th/21st November where there will be the LMS Matters stand manned by Graham Warburton and myself with our wives in support. We hope to see readers who will be at the show.

Bob Essery

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