LNER [Journal of the London & North Eastern Railway]

Number 7

Camera on the LNER. 2.
365 The Morpeth and 376 The Staintondale double heading train for Leeds? leaving York on 24 July 1937

The road to Wigan Central. 3-11.
Describes both passenger and freight services (the former were complicated by being inter-worked with those to St Helens (LNER)). There were few through passenger trains onto the CLC route to Manchester Central. The connections with the former LNWR lines are also described. Illus.: Sentinel railcar 51915 at Lower Ince (vehicle was formerly owned by Axholme Joint Railway); Wigan Central; all remaininder at Lower Ince mpd: J10 class: 5812 in June 1927; 5644 in May 1935; N5 5537 on 8 July 1933; J10 5123 in April 1939; 5800 on 8 July 1933; F1 5575 undated but with wire & pulley push & pull gear; GCR map of lines in Lancashire and RCH map of Wigan area.

Testing the first O2. 12-17.
Extract from article in Railway Magazine for March 1919 by Charles S. Lake which describes

Number 8

Naming of the North British 0-6-0s. 2.

Cites Railway Magazine 1919 October for the naming of 661 Ole Bill and 608 Foch - both locomotives which had been returned from service in France during WW1. Illustrated  9608 Foch.

With the LNER at Kings Cross. Mark Wells. 3-7.
Following the General Strike there was a long gap in recruitment: writer had name on waiting list for several years, and in interim went to sea, but returned when vacancy for a cleaner occurred. At that time (1930s) locomotives tended to be allocated to specific drivers. Lodging turns were not worked from King's Cross. The importance of working on the reverser rather than the regulator was stressed.

Number 9

Camera on the LNER. 2.

The LNER at Easter. 3-8.

The B17 4-6-0 design. Champion Lodge. 9-14.

Driver W. Payne - Kings Cross. 14.

LNER letters. 15-16.
With the LNER at Kings Cross. L. Little.
Reference to "bottom shed" (see 8-x) was a bit of Editorial invention.
With the LNER at Kings Cross. J.F. Aylard.
4482 in green and black livery  which writer found to be attractive [KPJ did not like BR lining and would not have liked LNER lining as it spoiled effect of streamlining] (see 8 page 5 and Figure 140: RCTS: Locomotives of the LNER Part 2A)
Unusual visitor. P.J. Lynch.
Q5 No. 771 at March: possible conection with Armistice Day, 11 November 1931.
The cenotaph. J.F. Aylard.
Incorrect wagon (loaded with steel tubes) hoisted and tipped at Kings Cross mpd.

Romford and the exhibition. 16.
2830 Thoresby Park.

Book review. 16.
BackTrack Special No. 2: The LNER. (Atlantic).
Criticism of reproduction of illustrations: excessive enlargement; lack of clarity; splits over two pages.

Specail book review. 17.

Round-up and retrospect. 18-30.
With the LNER at Kings Cross. 18.
Illus. of A4 4492 Dominion of New Zealand having a boiler wash-out, pre-WW2.
Testing class O2. 18-19.
Illus. of down mixed freight near Potters Bar hauled by O2 with GNR cab and tender.
LNER Pullman services. 19-30.
Notes of activity mainly in the North Eastern Area: notably Royal patronage by, or due to, Princess Mary taking up residence at Goldborough Hall, and subsequently Harewood House, and being visited by Queen Mary.