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Number 28

Thompson's 1,000 engines. Geoffrey Hughes. 18?-23.
Thompson's initial proposal to the Locomotive Committee was for "ten engines of two-cylinder type, entirely composed of standard parts which will be roughly equivalent to the 'K3' engines". The bold type has been added to the "standard parts" to show that Gresley's LNER was at least as standardized as Swindon and that the B1 could be produced from existing parts designed for other classes. The B1 class was far "more standard" than the LMS class 5, many of which members did not share common parts. Hughes also deals with designs which were not built, or were constructed in lesser numbers due to the purchase of the Austerity 2-8-0 and 0-6-0ST designs, and how the K1 design (attributed to Thompson, rather than Peppercorn) displaced the upgraded J11 class.

Number 34 (June 1992)

W.R. Burton. The Bishop's Castle Railway. 287-91?
Photographs taken by Professor Charles Mowat in July 1932. He began his photography in 1936 when aged 15 and at Marlborough School, but in 1934 took up a post in Chicago teaching English history and did not return to Britain until 1958 and died in 1970. His friend, Charles Clinker, placed his photographic collection into the care of Brunel University. Article includes George Heiron painting based on J.E. Simpson photograph.

Colin J. Churcher. Locomotive fireman .— Shoeburyness. page numbers?

Number 62 (October 1994)

Keith Ledbury. "What it was like at the time... 613-20.
Memories of the summers of 1923 and 1924 mainly relating to Sussex and Kent, the SECR and the LBSCR, and in particular Tunbridge Wells, Ashford and Brighton.

Martin Smith. The Great Eastern Holden 2-4-0s. 621-7.
T19 class including modification for oil firing. No. 760 Petrolea, the Cromer Express and the excursion run for Bass & Co. (brewers) from St. Pancras to Scarborough and back hauled by No. 761 on little more than a tender full of oil fuel. Rebuilt with larger Belpaire boilers they became known as Humpty Dumpties. Eventually most were rebuilt as 4-4-0s. A mixed traffic design, the T26 class, was introduced in 1891 and and many with fitted with the vacuum brake for "foreign" working, even reaching Holyhead with horeseboxes from Newmarket. The LNER designated the type as the E4 class and one lasted in service until November 1959. In 1935 some of the class took over passenger workings on the Stainmore route from Darlington to Penrith and during WW2 some were at Tweedsmouth shed where duties included the Burnmouth to Eyemouth branch until April 1942.

Number 66

Michael Harris. Firing Bulleid's 'Leader'. 115-18.
Based on conversation with Ron Manley who had fired the locomotive when under test at Eastleigh. He described the driver's cabs and the stokehole for the fireman which was cramped and hot and required an assistant to bring the coal forward – the locomotive had intended to be oil-fired. Other difficulties were the failure of the brick arch which ended up being far thicker than designed, thus reducing the heating surface and grate area.

Number 72 (1995 August)

Sam Armstrong. The inglorious Garratts, 487-96.
Recounts the development of the Beyer-Garratt type, the involvement of James Anderson and his insitance on undersized axleboxes and short travel valve gear, the difficulties of hand-firing such large locomotives. The axle-weights were absurdly high. Beyer peacock designed the rotary bunkers which relieved the firemen of some of the effort. Problems with failures of rotary bunkers, exhaust steam injectors, time to fill the water tanks and maintenance which was accerbated by a shortage of spares. Some consderation is given to further Garratt designs for the LMS/BR.

Wilson, Andrew. Gresley Pacifics on the Midland: the Leeds Holbeck 'A3s'. 462-9.
Brief period in early 1960s when performance on the Leeds to Carlisle and Glasgow services was transformed by the A3 class.

Number 81 (May 1996)

Michael Harris: 'I worked with Gresley and Bulleid'. 304-9.
Interview with Normsn Newsome who was Gresley's assistant for rolling stock design and was on the test train which achieved 126 mile/h. Includesportrait at time of interview

Andrew Wilson. The Clapham to Low Gill route, via Ingleton. 310-

Number 87 (November 1996)

Bill Rear. Tredegear. 647-57
Based on Max Dunn's notebooks entitled Loco running shed notes. Does not appaer to contain much that was not reproduced in Dunn's Reflections

Number 92 (April 1997)

Andrew Wilson. Thompson 'L1' 2-6-4Ts. 212-26.
No. 9000 was thoroughly tested in service on a very wide tange of d uties, some not performed especially well. Gives details of orders fromm private builders and general history of class. Many illustrations, including some in colour.

Number 105 (Msy 1998)

Andrew McRae. Camping coaches on the Western Region... for delightful and inepensive holidays. 312-
The GWR allocated each vehicle to a single location, unlike the other Big Four companies. This gave the occupants privacy. The Western Region continued this poicy for a time and similarly the name "camp coach" rather than camping coaches.

Number 114 (February 1999)

Michael Harris. Streamlining: styling or science. 114-25

Number 216 (August 2007)

Andrews, Chris. The Southern Railway's Maunesll 'K' and 'U' classes; the 'River' class 2-6-4Ts and the 6ft 2-6-0s. 453-66.

Davies, Ted. Great Western freight workings in Mid Wales. 467-77.

Steam Days in colour. 32: Pre-Grouping LNER engines in BR days. 478-85.

Anderson, David. Stranraer and Portpatrick: ferry services to Northern Ireland, railway infrastructure, train services and motive power. 486-98.

Allen, Barry. Brunswick engine shed (Liverpool). 499-509.