Journal Contents 1996

Issue no. 1 – June 1996

Cover photo: Kirtley 0-6-0 No.864 hauls a Down Goods over the River Derwent at High Peak Junction before entering Leawood Tunnel. The date is c.1884. The locomotive was rebuilt in June 1885, and the bridge reconstructed in 1886/87.

Rear cover: Midland Railway statistics for 1895. These were included in a complementary booklet advertising the new dining carriages - Nos. 360 and 361 - which were to be included in London to Manchester expresses on 1st January 1897. The trains concerned were the 10.5am and 5pm Down, and the 10.20am and 5.20pm Up. [See issue 3 for a reproduction of the booklet’s cover.]

Issue no. 2 – September 1996

Cover photo: Members of the Saltley Football Club pose inside the shed.

Rear cover: A document setting out details of a Joint Arrangement between the Midland Railway and the L&NWR in 1908

Issue no. 3 – December 1996

Cover photos: A policeman from Buron-on-Trent. The Station Master at Shottle.

Rear cover: The cover of a complementary booklet advertising the new dining carriages - Nos. 360 and 361. [See issue 1 for further details]