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LMSJ Issue 7

ISBN 1 874103 91 7

Contents

  • ON TIMEby Keith Miles
  • LMS LOCOMOTIVE OPERATING COSTS 1933-1935 Part 1by John Reeves
  • THE MIDLAND LINE TO BATH Part 1by Stanley C. Jenkins & Elaine Amos
  • THE STEWARD SERVICE OF THE HMRS
  • SETTING THE NEW STANDARDS IN 1923by Barry C. Lane
  • LMS SIGNALS No.7by L. G. Warburton
  • CONGLETON LOWER JUNCTION A POSTSCRIPTby John Hulme
  • MEMORANDUMS TO S. J. SYKES FROM E. S. COX - 8-WHEELED COUPLED FREIGHT ENGINES
  • THE HIGHLAND RAILWAY 'RIVER' CLASS 4-6-0 AFFAIRby P. Atkins
  • THE HARBORNE BRANCH A POSTSCRIPTby Steven Robertson
  • LMS TIMES
  • WELL, I'LL GO TO TRENT Part 2by Rod Fowkes
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EDITORIAL

A few days before this edition closed for press, I received a phone call from Barry Lane, who told me that David Jenkinson had died earlier that day. Although the news was not entirely unexpected as we knew that his illness was serious, the speed with which it happened was an immense shock to all of his close friends. My immediate reaction was to suggest to the publisher that we recast the edition in order to accommodate an appreciation to David. His work and contribution to the railway hobby has been second to none, but I wondered what David's views would be.

Over the forty-one years that we had known each other we became very close friends and it was not difficult to gauge what his reaction would have been - 'If you insist on doing it, then make sure it's correct, you won't get a second chance.' Therefore we will recast LMS Journal No.8, due to be published in September 2004, and include a personal appreciation of the work of one of my closest friends.

Turning to this edition, I hope that readers will note the continued use of prime source material. In my previous editorial I drew readers' attention to the deluge of comment received following the publication of LMS Journal No.5 and wondered if this was a plot to divert my attention away from the task in hand, namely preparing LMS Journal and Midland Record for publication. However, I can confirm that the e-mail problems I encountered have been overcome, so your comments about the direction and content of LMS Journal are welcome.

There are a number of contributions from LMS Society members in this issue but, unfortunately, the Society's Spring meeting, which should provide an update on the proposed index for the first five editions, came too late for any information to appear in this issue.

Bob Essery

LMS Crest