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MRJ Issue 94
  • A Glimpse of Stourport on Severn

    John Copsey


    On its southern part, the line from Hartlebury Junction to Severn Valley Junction served one major station - Stourport (later Stourport on Severn). This article shows the development of the station and environs, together with a survey of the traffic that served the town over the years.

    Tags: stations

  • Banana Traffic from Avonmouth

    David Cross


    Having worked as a fireman at Avonmouth for the Port of Bristol company, David Cross looks at the banana traffic that was such a part of the docks' trade in its heyday.

    Tags: banana traffic, docks

  • Wartime on Hatton Bank

    John Copsey


    Examples of railway photography courtesy of the Kidderminster Railway Museum taken at Hatton Bank during the Second World War.

    Tags: photos, Second World War / WW2, traffic

  • Worcester Running Shed Part 2

    Richard Parker, Brian Penney


    Part 2 of a look at Worcester shed (later Motive Power Depot) and the memories of those men who manned the site to keep its engines on the road, as well as those on the footplate staff, particularly in the 1950s and 60s.

    Tags: engine crews, engine depot, railway operation

  • Goods Operations at Banbury - Part 3

    John Copsey


    John Copsey continues this series of articles on Banbury goods traffic from the early years into the 1930s.

    Tags: goods yards, marshalling yards, railway operation