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MRJ Issue 95
  • '45XX' Class 2-6-2Ts at Work

    John Copsey


    The development and working of the 45XX class up to the outbreak of the Second World War.

    Tags: 45xx, locomotives

  • The General Manager's Office

    John Mayo


    John Mayo was appointed to the staff of the Chief Regional Manager, Western Region, in 1948. Here he recounts his experiences within the General Manager's Office as it became known.

    Tags: personal reminiscences

  • Banana Traffic at Barry


    Whilst banana traffic was handled largely by Avonmouth on the GWR and WR, Barry was also used, partiicularly in the later years.

    Tags: banana traffic, photos

  • Worcester Running Shed Part 3

    Richard Parker, Brian Penney


    The final part 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

  • Wartime on Hatton Bank Part 2

    John Copsey


    Further 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

  • Banbury Goods in the 1930s

    Chris Turner


    Having looked in some detail at the freight operations at Banbury throughout its history, this article considers some staff memories at Banbury Goods.

    Tags: goods yards, personal reminiscences