Journal 7 — April 1998
Table of Contents
- Early Royal Journeys on the Midland Railway / By Chris Rouse
- "You're not going to believe this ..." / By Jack Farrar
- Midland Class 2F 0–6–0 in BR days / By Keith Miles
- Additional Notes on the Cover Photograph / By Jack Braithwaite
- Midland Railway Literature (5) / By Ted Hancock
- Concern about the Accuray of Press Reports [exerts from The Railway Age, September 1894]
Comments on Items in Previous Journals
- Midland Railway Lodging Houses / Lodging Turns
- The diary of Elizabeth Nutt Harwood 1838–42
- Freight servics on the Hereford, Hay & Brecon line
- The Chapeltown branch extension : a centenary
- Query 7: Bromsgrove Railway Carriage Works
- Query 8: Accident between Northampton and Billing Road
- New Query 9: Can you identify this station?
- A Classically Styled Johnson 0–6–0 at Worcester / By Jack Braithwaite
Waiting for the road at Leeds. Kirtley ‘800’ class 2–4–0 No. 816 pilots an unidetified Johnson 7ft ‘60’ class 4–4–0 on the Bath and West of England Mail around the turn of the century.
The timings of a Directors’ tour of the branch lines in the West of England and South Wales in July 1872. At this time several of the lines were not in pure Midland ownership, being either worked or leased. The overnight visit to Swansea is interesting and may well have involved preliminary discussions on the absorption of the Swansea Vale Railway into the Midland system. The Great Western Railway’s station at Swansea Wind Street - from where the party returned - was actually closed to passengers in March of the following year.