Nationalisation

  • Bath Green Park: Historic station myths dispelled

    Bath Green Park: Historic station myths dispelled

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    Mike Arlett clears up the still-perpetuated myth that the Midland Railway had first opened a branch line from Mangotsfield to a temporary terminus in Bath.

  • There were other ‘Castle’ name changes

    There were other ‘Castle’ name changes

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    THANK you for the supplement sent with the March 2019 issue.  Item 24 states the name Penrice Castle was carried by three separate members of the same class. That is true, but it also applies to eight other ‘Castle’ names. Even more remarkably, the names Denbigh Castle and Ogmore Castle were each carried by four separate members of the class.   The first…

  • Standard fayre at Poynton

    Standard fayre at Poynton

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    MOST of the Big Four’s flagship express locomotives were handsome beasts.

  • Terrier finale

    Terrier finale

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    By Martin Creese A SOUND synonymous with a little corner of England will fall silent for a while during March, as former LBSCR ‘Terrier’ No. 32678 is being withdrawn from traffic for its 10-yearly overhaul.  That corner of England is the Kent & East Sussex Railway, a line which has featured locomotives of the class…

  • It’s high fives as GW Railwayana lives up to its name

    It’s high fives as GW Railwayana lives up to its name

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    With a selection of five GWR nameplates, supported by six GWR cabsides and five smokebox numberplates from named locomotives, GW Railwayana will be living up to its name at its March 16 auction, although both the LMS and Southern Railway get a slice of the action. The five GWR nameplates are Wardour Castle and Neath…

  • Feature | Re-creating Ivatt’s LMS diesel pioneer

    Feature | Re-creating Ivatt’s LMS diesel pioneer

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    No. 10000 was withdrawn in 1963 and 10001 in 1966, and both were sent for scrapping in 1968.

  • Was a conflict of interest the reason for British Rails’s early reluctance to adopt diesel traction?

    Was a conflict of interest the reason for British Rails’s early reluctance to adopt diesel traction?

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    I REALLY enjoyed Bob Gwynne’s article in the December 2018 issue on the reluctance of British Railways in the early years after Nationalisation to continue the development of diesel traction pioneered by the private railway companies. One key insight Bob omitted, which is an important factor in BR’s reluctance to abandon steam, was the conflict…

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