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MRJ Issue 98
  • 'Castles' in Traffic

    John Copsey


    This first part of a detailed article on the work of the 'Castles' throughout the system considers their introduction and work up to the mid-1930s concentrating on the first three batches (to No. 5012) and some of the rebuilds.

    Tags: 4073 / Castle, locomotives

  • Labelling of Passenger Trains

    G. F. Taylor


    In the first of a two part article, George Taylor examines the humble roof destination board or 'label boards' as defined by the Great Western.

    Tags: coaches / carriages, destination boards

  • Woodstock Station


    A series of photographs of the station taken on the last day of service on 27th February 1954

    Tags: photos, stations

  • '45XX' Details


    Photographs taken at Stafford Road factory in the late 1950s together with a GA drawing of the tank and cab dated 1920

    Tags: 45xx, drawings / diagrams, locomotives, photos

  • Traffic at Birmingham Snow Hill Part 3

    John Copsey


    The third part of the Birmingham Snow Hill traffic story begins with traffic at the new station in 1910 and considers the evolution through to 1932

    Tags: stations, West Midlands

  • Double-Frame Survivor No. 1287

    Terry Wykes, Douglas Clayton


    Photographs of '1076' class 0-6-0PT no. 1287 taken in service in the 1930s and in 1945 and awaiting breaking up in 1953

    Tags: 1076 class, locomotives, photos

  • Leamington Spa

    J. Bassingdale


    Two colour photographs taken at Leamington Spa station. The first is of No. 4074 Caldicot Castle entering the station with the daily 9:25am Margate to Wolverhampton service in late 1962/early 1963. The second shows 'Western' D1008 Western Harrier on an Up express and No. 1005 Countess of Devon at the head of the Saturday 10:30am Weymouth to Birmingham and Wolverhampton service approaching the Down platform

    Tags: locomotives, photos