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'Castles' in Traffic
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.
Labelling of Passenger Trains
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.
A series of photographs of the station taken on the last day of service on 27th February 1954
Photographs taken at Stafford Road factory in the late 1950s together with a GA drawing of the tank and cab dated 1920
Traffic at Birmingham Snow Hill Part 3
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
Double-Frame Survivor No. 1287
Photographs of '1076' class 0-6-0PT no. 1287 taken in service in the 1930s and in 1945 and awaiting breaking up in 1953
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