Railway Bylines

Irwell Press seems to reflect the River in its name: Kevin's memories of the River (as viewed from the approach to Manchester Exchange) were of its extraordinary odour and the variety of colours it might contain: brilliant, reds, greens, blues and yellows, amidst great mountains of froth, although the most common colour was a purple brown. This page provides a gateway (rather like the carriageway up to Platform 5 at Exchange Station) to pages in the most extraordinary colours wherein lists of the content of Byline volumes (which begin at extrordinary times of the year) may be found (with a bit of luck). Its a bit like Alice in Wonderland. A few articles have also been indexed in the usual steamindex manner (see below)

Index to Railway Bylines

Volume 3 (1998)

Number 5 (July)

Barker, Oswald J. Tree and leaf: the Lyme Regis branch. 192-205.
See section on motive power.

Townsley, Don. Kerr Stuart 'Victory' class 0-6-0 tank locomotives. 228-33.
Inland Waterways & Docks Department: No. 10 became Duffryn Aberaman Colliery No. 18; No. 11 became EKR Number 4 and was scrapped by BR in 1949; No. 12 became Manchester Collieries Francis; No. 13 became ADR No. 34 and GWR/BR No. 666 which lasted until 1955; No. 14 became B&MR No. 35, GWR No. 2161 and was sold to the Ashington Colliery in 1929; No. 15 became Duffryn Aberaman Colliery No. 19 and was scapped by NCB in 1969; No. 16 sold to Tirpentwys Coal & Coke Co and scrapped NCB c1964; No. 17 became ADR No. 35 and GWR/BR No. 667 which lasted until 1954;No. 18 became Lambton Hetton & Joicey No 41 and was scrapped in 1964; No. 19 became Rothervale No. 8 at Unites Steel Co and became NCB loco at Orgreave Colliery. Drawing.

Volume 4 (1998/9)

Hutchings, John M. 'Sentinel' narrow gauge locomotives in the United Kingdom. 14-22.
This is not a very happy sub-division, but the article featured does show the highly distinctive WN 6412/1926 built for the 3ft gauge Kettering Iron & Coal Co. A table compiled from the Company's official records shows narrow gauge locomotives produced for United Kingdom customers. WN 7700 for the London Brick Company's clay pits at Stewartby clearly shows how the driver was shoe-horned into the low headroom 2ft 11in gauge locomotive.

Issue 6 (May)

Leonards, S.T. Southern cinderellas: the SR's service locomotives. 272-82.
Includes steam, electric, petrol and diesel locomotives.

Issue 9 (August)

Coleford, I.C. The Deeley 0-4-0Ts. 422-30.

Volume 5 (1999/2000)

Issue 2 (January)

Tennant, Nerlson and Fellowes, Donald s reported by Steven Oakden. Ackton Hall Colliery: tales of the fitting shop. 64-74.
Locomtives working during NCB days, that is 1950s to 1970s.

Casserley, R.M. (phot). It's quicker by rail. 62-3.
Four photographs relating to transporting JY4711 (photographer's car) through Severn Tunnel taken at Pilning (High Level) on 14 July 1958. Also reproduces contemp9orary notice for conveyance of such vehicles.

Coleford, I.C. Midland Railway 0-4-0STs. 84-91.
Concentrates mainly on later LMS/British Railways period, but tabulates full histories.

Volume 11

Issue 8 (July!)

Carter, Orson. O2s on the Isle of Wight. 354-9.
Photo-feature: British Railways period: includes trains at Yarmouth and at Freshwater'

Butter, Roland. Pottering around Purbeck. 361-3.
Furzebrook narrow gauge (2ft 8in) gauge tramways operated by Pike Bros. for conveying china clay for shipment. Locomotives included Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST Tertius (WN 999/1886); Bellis & Seekings 0-6-0WT Secundus; Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST Quintus (Manning Wardle WN 1854/1914) and Peckett 0-4-2ST Septimus (?/1930)

Barker, Oswald J. Better by yards the T1 4-8-0Ts.. 366-75.
Wilson Worsdell three-cylinder X class shunting locomotives built at Gateshead for heavy shunting.

The Selsey Tramway a miscellany.
Photo-feature based on H.C. Casserley photographs, including one of his motor car on a level crossing (the car would certainly have derailed the train). Other photographs: Peckett 2-4-2T Selsey (WN 681/1897) on 5 November 1928 at Chichester station with 11.20 for Selsey; Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST Sidlesham (WN 21/?) at Selsey Town on 15 April 1911 (Eric Ashton Collection), the entire locomotive stock ourside the engine shed on 16 July 1927; Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST Morous (WN 178/1866) at Selsey Town on 16 July 1927; Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST Ringing Rock (WN 890/1883); pair of Ford railbuses and Falcon works photograph of bogie tramcar built in 1897. Maps.

Volume 27

Issue 1 (December 2021)

Jim McBride. No more rails to Inishowen - Partt 2. Decline, closure and aftermath of the Lough Swilly Railway. 4-11.