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Congratulations: Crown Point Depot for painting Union Jack on electric locomotive

Latest update: 25 November 2014

James Boyd

Glancey's Giants of steam


Author index

Mission statement
Digital opportunities? & pain
disasters: beware Locomotive Railway Carriage and Wagon Review on demand publication, but KPJ now enjoys access to long run and can avoid such American drivel

Joy Diaries
Chronology of locomotive history
Reed's 150 years
John Wilson
ARLE designs
WANTED Information about W. Wells: who was he?
And qualifications of contributors to Backtrack on locomotive design
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The name indexes (below) are often helpful
Surnames beginning A-D
Surnames beginning E-J
Surnames beginning K-Q
Surnames beginning R-Z

Locomotive class index
A1X to Z1, also 0F to 9F and 68XX
Individual locomotives
Shannon and St Martin, so far
Corporate name index
Includes names like Sharp Stewart

Locomotive design

Stanier locomotives

Still puzzled??"
Not found? Improvements?: [KPJ having problems with BT CONNECT - an inept name!
Journals (magazines) indexed

Latest Backtrack: November 2014

Robert Billinton
War memorial locomotives

Latest Railway Archive (No. 44)

LNWR steam railmotors & LMS Sentinel railcars

Latest Archive (No. 83)

Trafford Park Estate

Latest Great Western Railway J.

30XX ROD 2-8-0

Locomotive Magazine project

Railway World

Institution of Locomotive Engineers papers

Wanted: to borrow: recent LMS Journal and Midland Record


Frank Jones's diaries

Greaves index of private owner wagons

Train Songs

Cloud anthology

Hugh Le Fleming: artist

John Knowles: Steam locomotive resistance

Adrian Tester & the 4F & more

Donations & comments very gratefully received

Llantilio Castle

Joy Diaries
Brian Reed
P.C. Dewhurst (PCD)
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Trevithick: update
Beeching, Marples and Serpell
Harold Wilson (the real villain?)

Locomotive Performance & Efficiency Bulletins (BTC)

Tuplin: eccentric index entries

Sean O'Brien's Train Songs published Faber: acquired Holt Book Shop in Easter Week

Sean O'Brien's view from the train:
we travel through time as well as space on a train

Problems with website please contact:
Webmaster: who unlike RAC, British Telecom, etc he responds to his e-mails

Visual materials

Other images including Bloomer

Kevin Jones (KPJ)

Verena Holmes
Railway enthusiasts
Reference books

Libraries and their demise in Norfolk

Biographies: British locomotive designers
Sir Nigel Gresley
George & Robert Stephenson
David Wardale
Inspecting Officers

Locomotive types

Magazine back issues
online service for single issues

Robert Humm of Stamford:
excellent secondhand specialist

Railways Archive
very useful site for source documents especially official accident reports

Loco Driver (excellent pictures & captions)
Six Bells Junction [rail tours]

Carscapes: very good book: further info

Links to other websites
Novel about George Stephenson
Preservation organizations
National Railway Museum
Heritage railways

Train times (UK)

Cheap train tickets

Alternative service at Seat 61

Transport connexions in Norfolk

The Transport Ticket Society.
The Transport Ticket Society marks its creation 50 years ago by offering 2014 membership at a discounted rate of 12.50 (UK), 22.50 (overseas), representing a cut of about 50% on its previous rates. The Society, formed in 1964 through the amalgamation of two similar societies, has a long history of researching and studying tickets and fare collection systems. Today the development of electronic forms of ticket issue for many forms of transport presents different challenges and opportunities to operators and enthusiasts alike. The Society provides members with an extensively illustrated, monthly Journal, which includes wide-ranging news of ticket matters for all modes of transport in the UK and abroad, along with historical articles relating to tickets and issuing systems from times past. Monthly distributions of road, rail and other tickets are offered to members and twice-yearly postal auctions of historic tickets are held. Meetings take place regularly in Manchester and Brighton together with other venues from time to time. For further information and an application form, visit the Society's website or contact the Membership Secretary at 6 Breckbank, Forest Town, Mansfield NG19 OPZ (