Journal 17 — Autumn 2001

Table of Contents

  • On Locomotive Aesthetics / By Ken Grainger
  • A Midland Joint Line Centenary / By Roger Brettle
  • The Peckwash Mill Disaster — 1st December 1900 / By David Harris
  • Speed restrictions
  • Beyond the Boundaries / By David Geldard
  • Some Midland Railway Company Notices
  • Comments on Items in Previous Journals
    • Midland Railway Literature [No.16]
    • Service Messroom Band
  • Books, Periodicals and Chess
  • More memories of George Pratt
  • Query Corner
    • Query 25 : Early 0–4–2 locomotives
    • Query 26 (new query) : Where was this photograph taken
    • Query 28 (new query) : The station hut, Derby
  • Front cover

    Front cover

    On Foreign Territory: 25 Class 2–4–0 No. 26 arriving at Worcester Shrub Hill, sometime between 1903 and 1907. On the back of this photograph it is recorded that the train was the 10.15am from Birmingham, so the time is around 11.0am. During this particular period, the train started from Sheffield at 8.0am and ran to Bristol, with through carriages from both Heysham and Nottingham. By 1910, it had been re-routed via Dunhamstead, with a Worcester portion being detached at Birmingham, from where it departed 10.18am. It is possible that a service in similar timings continued for many years. The editor can certainly remember travelling on a Sheffield to Worcester service in the late 1950s and early 60s, which left Derby at 9.5am.

    [Roy F. Burrows Midland Collection Trust]

  • Rear cover

    This notice from the days before electronic announcements is self-explanatory. No doubt the people to whom it was aimed would also be able to give reasonably accurate information about timekeeping and the reasons for delays.

    [MRS Collection, courtesy Peter Holmes]