Railway World
Volume 44 (1983)
key file

G.J. Hughes. '43 old engines to be withdrawn'. 6-10.
The Railway Finance Corporation was established in 1935 to fund the New Works Programme with £27 million of 2½% guaranteed stock to be repaid in 1951/2. The LNER share was £5.8m and nearly half (£2.8m) was dedicated to the Manchester-Sheffield/Wath electrification (where a 10% return was predicted); £¾m to improvements to the fish docks at Hull an Grimsby; improvements to the ECML, the conversion of rolling stock from gas lighting, 162 new coaches and the replacement of 43 locomotives. The locomotives to be replaced were D43 (ex-GNoSR 1); C2 20, C11 12, Q4 10 to be replaced by A3 17, B17 11, K3 10 and V2 5. A4s were substituted for the A3s. The K3 and B17 types were constructed at outside builders. The V2s were constructed at Darligton and the A4s at Doncaster.

No. 519

Eric E. Forge. Eastleigh and locomotive design – 1. 342-7.
Assessment of the late Drummond designs, especially the brilliant D15 4-4-0s and sluggish 4-6-0s, and the Urie designs.

D.L. Franks. Victorian railwayman: Joshua Slowen. 350-1.
Photograph of South Yorkshire Railway 0-4-2 Fitzwilliam with Joshua Slowen on footplate taken at Barnsley in 1854. Article relates the colourful history of Slowen which began in Leeds in 1830 and ended in 1912 shortly after he appeared in a group photograph of old Great Central Railway staff at Marylebone in front of an Atlantic locomotive. He contributed to several (cited) newspaper accounts of his railway career which included driving a SYR train to Doncaster Races.

No. 523 (November 1983)

Alan A. Jackson. Piccadilly Line Golden Jubilee. 566-71.
Extension to Cockfosters with personal memories of new Turnpike Lane station in September 1932 and of the general highlevel of the line's architecture due to Holden and C.H. James.

Roger Griffiths. Longsight motive power depot — 140 years of history. 572-5.
Includes plans from 1842 and for each significant period until 1982

Eric E. Forge. Eastleigh and locomotive design – Drummond and Urie as managers. 580-2.
The pen vignettes about Drummond are well known: how he could be very kind if one of "his" drivers was in personal difficulties, and of the operation of the "Bug". Less well known is the story of his workmen refusing to lift a locomotive as it was beyond the capacity of the cranes (at Nine Elms), and then Drummond and his entourage walking right under the lifted locomotive. The material about Urie is incorporated with this biographical material. Illus.Drummond alongside one of his 4-6-0s (No. 448) at Eastleigh, erecting shop at Eastleigh in October 1910, the "Bug" (4-2-4T  No. 733), Urie (portrait), Drummond 4-6-0 No. 335 as rebuilt by Urie. Urie is portrayed as severe in both his human relationships and in locomotive design (as typified by his stovepipe chimneys)