Journal 24 — Winter 2003

Table of Contents

  • The Strange Dispute Between John Fox Bell and the Midland Railway company / By Roger Brettle & Chris Rouse
  • The Midland Railway Natural History Society / By Glynn Waite
  • Mishap at Bridge No.26, Melton Mowbray
  • Chinley North junction
  • Beyond the Boundaries (7) / By David Geldard
  • Locomotive Aesthetics / By Jack Braithwaite
  • A Spat Between Two Pointsmen / By David Harris
  • Warden Tunnel / By David Hanson
  • Comments on Items in Previous Journals
    • Midland Railway literature (13) [No.16, p.6]
    • The centenary of the Midland Hotel, Manchester [No.23, p.7]
    • Society Chirstmas Card
  • Query Corner
    • New Query : 34 Can you identify the station?
    • New Query : 35 A mishap with Midland wagons
  • Front cover

    Front cover

    This nicely balanced photograph of an Up express taking water on Loughborough troughs is probably one of six taken on 26th July 1911, which are included in the Derby negative registers as Nos. 9534 to 9539. However, this is one of a number of shots to be found on postcards with a different reference number on the face. Was there an earlier numbering system, or were they labelled by the person who owned them at the time? The troughs, which were built on both the passenger and goods lines, and opened on 18th April 1904, were actually situated approximately 1.5 miles north of Loughborough station.

    [G. Waite collection]

  • Rear cover

    An agreement with the Great Western Railway dated 10th May 1889, which relates to through bookings. Its origins were almost certainly the result of a dispute between the two companies, as clause 7 refers to the Midland withdrawing its objection tot he two Great Western amalgamation bills. The Cornwal and Llanelly Railways were respectively amalgamated with the Great Western by acts of 24th June and 1st July of the same year.

    [L. Knighton collection]