LMS JOURNAL

Back Issues

LMSJ Issue 35

ISBN 978 1 905184 93 4

Contents

  • E.J.H. (LATER SIR ERNEST) LEMONby Terry Jenkins
  • PRE-1923 PRACTICE CONTINUESby Bob Essery
  • LMS DEVELOPMENT OF RAIL CONTAINERISATION 1923-1933by Keith Harcourt
  • THE WEE BLACK YINSby Keith Miles
  • BOOK REVIEWS
  • LMS SENTINEL RAILCAR OPERATIONS BETWEEN 1926 AND 1938by Stuart Rankin
  • LMS TIMES
  • COLEMAN'S BABIESby Keith Miles
  • LMS SIGNALS 1923 to 1932by L.G. Warburton
LMSJ 35 Cover

EDITORIAL

Although the calendar confirms ten years have passed since we launched the Preview Edition of LMS Journal it does not seem to be that long ago and when this was realised we felt that, in order to mark this milestone, a slightly different approach was required. The London Midland & Scottish Railway Company was born out of the 'Great Amalgamation', as the 1923 grouping, which created the 'big four', was first known. As an independent railway company its life was just twenty-five years before it became part of the nationalised British Railway system but like some of the constituent companies that comprised the LMS, the company's influence and physical assets remained in service long after 1948. In this edition we will largely feature aspects of the LMS that applied to or could be seen during the first ten years.

In compiling this edition I am delighted that LMS Society stalwarts Keith Miles, Graham Warburton have been joined by Keith Harcourt while others who have contributed are Stuart Rankin of the Glasgow and South Western Railway Association and Terry Jenkins. Each contributor was asked to meet a particular brief and I would like to take this opportunity of thanking them for their support.

Although LMS Journal is not a model magazine I remain convinced that accurate models enable the railways of yesteryear to be reproduced and while most LMS period models are greatly influenced by Stanier this edition represents the first ten years when Stanier was not employed by the company and his designs were still to come, a point that may perhaps influence some future LMS modelling projects. It also allowed me to indulge in a pictorial spread to try to show that visually the LMS was a very interesting railway company during these early years and a fascinating subject for research.

This is the final edition to appear during 2011 and we plan to publish it to co-inside with the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition where the LMS Matters stand will be to answer your questions. LMSJ36 will be published in the Spring of 2012 so it only remains to thank all readers on behalf of Wild Swan Publications for their continued support and to wish you all a merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Bob Essery

LMS Crest