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MRJ Issue 79
  • Honeybourne Junction

    John Copsey, Richard Parker


    On 4th June 1853, a small station was opened at Honeybourne, situated half way between Chipping Campden and Evesham, serving the villages of Church and Cow Honeybourne, Pebworth and environs.

    Tags: OW&WR / Oxford Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway, stations

  • Working at Honeybourne

    Don Hartwell


    Don Hartwell, who served as a platform porter during WW2, recalls the Station Master who had a house near the station, was an elderly man, Mr Curnock, who had been there for some years.

    Tags: OW&WR / Oxford Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway, staff, stations

  • In Close Up the Cab of 5185

    C F Tickle


    A glimpse into the cab of 5185 showing the wooden covers on the tank tops, the handbrake, three lockers and fire-irons stowed across the back of the cab

    Tags: locomotives, photos

  • GWR Horse Traffic and Horseboxes - Part 3 - Modern Horseboxes

    John Lewis


    John Lewis introduces the third part of his horsebox study by considering the more modern type of horsebox illustrated by diagrams N10 to N16 which, with one exception, all survived into the 1950s at least

    Tags: drawings / diagrams, horseboxes

  • In Close Up calves being sent by train

    Ian Nash


    Staff interviews often prompt recollections of calves being sent by train - travelling in the guard's compartment with sacks tied over their rear end. A picture of one tethered on a platform barrow, waiting to be loaded on Platform 8 at Reading in 1964.

    Tags: live goods, photos

  • Great Western Standard 6-Ton Steam Travelling Cranes

    Peter Tatlow


    The Great Western built a considerable number of 6 ton cranes to a standard design introduced in 1898. Swindon Locomotive Works turned out around twenty to this design.

    Tags: steam cranes

  • Nights on the Oxford Station Pilot

    John Chadwick


    Oxford employed two station pilots. Almost without exception, both these pilots were 'Halls'. John Chadwick remembers 5960 St Edmund Hall as a regular, as was 6937 Conyngham Hall.

    Tags: 49xx / Hall, station pilots

  • [Photos: Vale of Rheidol 2-6-2T No 9 Prince of Wales]

    M G C Smith


    Two colour photos of Vale of Rheidol 2-6-2T Prince of Wales

    Tags: locomotives, photos, Vale of Rheidol