Journal 41 — Autumn 2009

Table of Contents

  • The Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway / By Ian Howard
  • Bedford to Gloucester via the SMJ / By Maurice Jeyes
  • Centre Spread: Derby Station Interior 4th March 1920
  • Luggage on the Victorian Railway — A Case Study / By Andrew Surry
  • Passengers’ Luggage / By Andrew Surry
  • Blaby
  • Items from the Study Centre — 4 : James St. Junction Signal Box Diagram / By Roy Burrows
  • Locomotive Aesthetics / By Jack Braithwaite
  • Query Corner
  • Comments on Items in Previous Journals
  • Front cover

    Front cover

    This photograph of Turvey station, taken about 1900, includes two lady passengers with a baby in a pram waiting on the up platform, and a single bowler-hatted gentleman standing on the down platform. The timetables of this period show that there were no passenger trains that passed here at approximately the same time. A possible explanation of the lone man on the down platform is that he was the photographer’s assistant (the photographer was standing on the down platform to take the picture). The three Midland Railway staff on the up platform were probably the station master and two porters. As Maurice Jeyes describes in the first article of this issue of our Journal, this was the first station that he passed on the trains from Bedford over the Stratford- upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway (SMJ), albeit some 50 years after our cover photograph was taken. What looks like the body of a D529 25ft. passenger brake van was supported on transverse timbers and used as some sort of store. However, the dog box should have been at the left hand end according to the diagram. Were some built with the dog box at the other end, and, if so, why? (See, also, the caption to Figure 11, Bidford-on-Avon station, of our first article, on the Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway).

    [Roy F. Burrows Trust, No. 68069: John Alsop collection]

  • Rear cover

    Rear cover

    These regulations were extracted from the Midland Railway public timetable for October 1865. Andrew Surry discusses them in detail on page 14, as an adjunct to his article on ‘Luggage on the Victorian Railway’.

    [Roy F. Burrows Trust No. 13972: Midland Railway Study Centre]