Journal 61 — Summer 2016
Table of Contents
- The Tewkesbury & Malvern Railway: James Allport & The Board of Trade / By Andrew Surry
- Snippets from the Illustrated London News
- Rediscovering the North End of Derby Station
- Methley Station
- Neilson’s Sidings, 1981: A Christmas Day Excursion
- Through Carriage Working at Wigston Junction
- Accident At Silkstream Junction, June 1907
- Query Corner
- Comments on Items in Previous Journals
The illustration on our front cover also forms Fig. 1 of our leading article by Andrew Surry on the Tewkesbury and Malvern Railway. The caption below is that for Fig. 1 of Andrew’s article.
This coloured postcard view, based upon a photograph by W.H. Mizen of Upton-on-Severn station around 1906, shows the buildings there complete with glass canopies and Midland barge boards. The pattern bricks were yet more elaborate on the station entrance and even the weigh-bridge house had an elegantly pointed gothic roof. Clearly no expense was spared, which was unfortunate for the company, which had no expense to spare.
[Midland Railway Study Centre, No. 68074: John Alsop collection]
Our Back Cover shows a Midland Railway handbill advertising the new return services of through-carriages to Birmingham from London St. Pancras via Wigston South Junction. The timings confirm those that John Gough provided in his response (From St. Pancras to Birmingham by Scheduled Train, Midland Railway Society Journal No. 59, Autumn, 2015, pp.31) to George Huxley’s original Query No. 114. This is one piece of evidence in support of what we know about this obscure service of the Midland Railway, and John Stevenson’s article pulls together that information and what can be reliably surmised about how the Midland moved the through-carriages at Wigston.
[John Stephenson Collection]