BRITAIN'S LEADING HISTORICAL RAILWAY JOURNAL
May 2009 Journal
Descended from the Premier Line - colour spread of former London & North Western Railway locomotives.
'A Very Elaborate Closing' - A.J. Mullay explains how Scottish railways experienced a Beeching-style approach to closures between 1947 and 1959.
A Brisk Run - Robert Emblin describes the building of the East Leake to Rugby section of the Great Central main line.
Shakespeare Land - colour feature by Alan Bennett looking at the Great Western Railway's internationally inspired promotion of Stratford-upon-Avon.
Swansong and Last Rites of Steam at King's Cross - Alistair F. Nisbet recorded activities during the last months of steam at the London terminus.
Crewe in the 1980s - colour spread by Eric Saunders of diesel and electric traction at the great railway centre.
Charles Dickens and the Staplehurst Disaster - J.D. Bennett describes how the great novelist was caught up in an 1865 tragedy.
Western Prairies - four pages of colour of the GWR '5101', '61XX and '81XX' 2-6-2T Classes.
St. Pancras: From Redundancy to Jewel in the Crown - Part One - Geoffrey Skelsey plots the rise, fall and rebirth of one of London's most famous and controversial stations.
Aspects of Rail and Cross-Channel Services: Part Two 1923-1930 - Jeffrey Wells reviews progress during the first years of the Southern Railway.
Light and Shade - a colour spread of photos of stations and depots caught in the shadows of sunny days, inc. Carlisle, Brighton and Euston.
An Introduction to Steam Locomotive Testing - Part Two of Adrian Tester's survey.
The World of Worcester - three colour photos by David Idle of different steam classes at Worcester Shrub Hill station.