BRITAIN'S LEADING HISTORICAL RAILWAY JOURNAL
Sample Issue - July 2017 Journal
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The 'Night Ferry' - two articles by Arnold Tortorella on how its introduction was
reported in 'The Times' and Allan Trotter on the final years of the service.
The Men from the Ministry - George Smith presents an account of a visit in 1826 by
two Prussian engineers to learn about Britain's developing railways.
The Southern Gone West: Plymouth and its Branches - Part One - David Thrower
describes how the GWR and LSWR came to Plymouth.
'Knights of the Southern Lands - five pages of colour of the famous SR 'King Arthur' 4-6-0s.
Down in the Lime Street Cuttings - John C. Hughes presents an illustrated view of
the cuttings and tunnels taking the railway out of Liverpool's famous station.
The Marshall Meadows Tunnel Railway near Berwick-upon-Tweed - Roger Jermy
uncovers a little-known industrial line on the Northumberland coast.
Atlantic Journeys - archive photos of 4-4-2 locomotives from six different companies.
On the London & Birmingham Line - four colour pages of latter-day steam on
Britain's first trunk main line.
The Formative Years of the London & Birmingham Railway 1832-8: Part One - described by Jeffrey Wells.
The Great Western in Wirral: Part Two - Tony Robinson concludes his account of the GWR's route to the Mersey, ending with the
demise of the Paddingtonâ€"Birkenhead service in 1967.
Colonel Howard G. Hill and his two locomotives - David Harris introduces the man behind the American wartime 2-8-2 and 0-6-0T
Some thoughts on Passenger Accommodation - a review of 'passenger experience' by Alistair F. Nisbet.
Western Red - photographs by David Cable
A Suffolk Tragedy - John D. Mann recalls a 1936 visit to the closed Southwold Railway.
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