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  • There were other ‘Castle’ name changes

    There were other ‘Castle’ name changes



    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…

  • LOCAL LOCO TRIALS: 1931 style

    LOCAL LOCO TRIALS: 1931 style



    In this month’s Practice & Performance, John Heaton FCILT recalls loco trials undertaken by the LMS to assess locomotive coal consumption in a bid to discover whether trains of lower overall weight could cut costs on lesser used lines.  Any casual lineside observers on September 9, 1931 at Chellaston (some four miles from Derby on…

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