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LMSJ Issue 8

ISBN 1 874103 93 5

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Contents

  • DAVID JENKINSON - A PERSONAL APPRECIATIONby Bob Essery
  • LOCOMOTIVE REPAIRS ON THE LMSby David Hunt
  • THE LONDON & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY SOCIETY
  • RUGBYby Bob Essery
  • MEMORANDUMS TO S. J. SYMES FROM E. S. COX - PRINCE OF WALES CLASS ENGINES
  • LMS CARRIAGE LIVERIES REVISITED Part 2by David Jenkinson
  • LMS TIMES
  • A NEW BROOMby Keith Miles
  • THE MIDLAND LINE TO BATH Part 2by Stanley C. Jenkins & Elaine Amos
  • LMS SIGNALS No.8by L. G. Warburton
  • HOW IT WAS DONE Part 1by Terry Essery

EDITORIAL

The composition of this edition begins with a personal appreciation of my dear friend David Jenkinson and includes the second part of his carriage livery article. Sadly, there is just one more article from him to publish; appropriately it is about dining cars and will appear next year. However, just before David died I discovered a source of hitherto untapped carriage stock information and this will begin to appear in due course. But for his untimely death, David would have been involved with the project. I just hope that I can do justice to what has come to light and that he would approve of the end product.

Stanley Jenkins and Elaine Amos complete the story of the Midland line to Bath and I am pleased to say that I have a number of further contributions from Stanley that will appear during the next few editions. David Hunt examines the question of the LMS policy towards locomotive repairs while my brother fulfills the first part of a brief to explain 'how it was done' from the standpoint of enginemen, where possible contrasting the preserved railways with the days before 1968. Graham Warburton continues the LMS signals story and it is the turn of the L&NWR Society to tell readers what the society can offer members.

We expect to publish LMSJ No.9 to coincide with the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC Birmingham on 4th/5th December where there will be a joint LMS Journal / Midland Record stand adjacent to the LMS and Midland Railway Societies stands. I am very pleased to say that on both days Graham Warburton will be on the stand to answer your signal queries. I also expect that by then the LMS Society will be able to confirm the arrangements they have made to produce the index for the early editions of LMS Journal.

We have not been able to find space in this edition to publish the updates to LMS Locomotive Profiles; however, we will try to bring the story up to date in the next issue. Prior to that appearing, we plan to publish LMS Locomotive Profile No.6 and its Photographic Supplement. When they appear it will almost complete the story of the Class 5 4-6-0s, with just one final part to come. For those readers whose interest is the Midland Railway or Midland Division of the LMS, I am pleased to say that Midland Engines No.5, which deals with the Johnson 0-6-0Ts that were later rebuilt by Fowler and as such formed the basis of the Standard LMS Class 3Fs, which most people refer to as 'Jinties', will also be published later this year.

It has been most interesting to read your comments about the two series of books using the locomotive drawings which have become available as the result of the Wild Swan/National Railway Museum joint venture and I am pleased to say the series will continue. The major problem we have is finding the Crewe equivalent of the Derby Locomotive Works order books, so if any reader can help, the authors of the LMS Locomotive Profiles series would be most grateful.

I think that covers all the 'news items' for this edition, so may I say that I look forward to seeing readers at the Warley Exhibition, where Graham and I will be on duty.

Bob Essery

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