Journal 63 — Winter 2016

Table of Contents

  • A Railwayman Takes His Camera To Work
  • The Wymington Deviation
  • Frocester & The Frampton-On-Severn Branch
  • Foreigners
  • Derby Station, 1888
  • The "Pusha"
  • The Paget Locomotive
  • Query Corner
  • Comments on Items in Previous Journals
  • Front cover

    Front cover

    This photograph was taken by C. W. Harris, a railwayman who worked on the permanent way in the area around Harringworth Viaduct. This anticipates our leading article by Robin Cullup, who has supplied a number of Harris’ photographs to illustrate the Society’s latest publication, the Nottingham Loop Line of the Midland Railway, by Michael Woodward. The picture shows Glendon South Junction with the Nottingham line curving round to join the line from Leicester. The Leicester lines are in the foreground, and the signal box just controlled the junction on the Nottingham line. The slow lines continued for several hundred yards north to the signal box at Glendon North.

    We see ex-MR 3F 0–6--0 No. 43499, which was allocated to Toton in the 1950s, as it came round the corner with a short train with some of the large loaded coke hoppers in front of the usual coal wagons. [Robin Cullup collection]

  • Rear cover

    Rear cover

    Our Back Cover is one of a group of Special Train Notices and other documents rescued from Asselby signal box in November 1968, just before the Hull & Barnsley lines was due to close. Some of these later came into the hands of the Hull & Barnsley Railway Stock Fund, and two members, David R. Smith and Nick P. Fleetwood, produced a booklet based on these rather special relics under the auspices of that Society. The title is Late 19th Century Railway Working — the H&BR Special Train Notices 1886–87. The STN selected for our back cover is No. 170 for Saturday 18th June 1887. The top working was one to the Midland Railway via Hensall, the destinations being Leeds (Wellington) and Saltaire. It is clear that a Midland pilot was required over the Midland lines. This document illustrates some of the points made by David Smith in his contribution to our “Comments” section where he enlarges upon the several contributions already made about H&B workings over the Midland Railway.