Journal 30 — Winter 2005

Table of Contents

  • Early Accidents on the Midland Railway: 1848 (part 2) / By Chris Rouse
  • Some Thoughts on James Allport as a Technical Railwayman / By Roger Brettle
  • Special Stops at Chiltern Green / By Glynn Waite & Lawrence Knighton
  • Bugsworth Tunnel / By Glynn Waite
  • Locomotive Aesthetics / By Jack Braithwaite
  • The Accident at Elstree, 22nd July 1874 / By Geoff Goslin
  • Discipline / By Glynn Waite
  • More Cook's proof handbills
  • Query Corner
    • New query 43 : the end of a station platform
    • New query 44 : postcards issued at Midland hotels
  • Front cover

    It is over a century ago since the line between Chinley North Junction and New Mills South was widened to take four lines. This necessitated the opening out of the 261 yards Bugsworth Tunnel, a process that is recorded as having taken from 30th September 1901 to 13th July 1902. This photograph shows the northern mouth of the Tunnel a few years before the changes took place. Additional notes, including a photograph taken farther from the tunnel mouth, can be found on page 12.

    [Cumbrian Railways Association Wilson-Mitchell Collection]

  • Rear cover

    A handbill with a difference this time. As will be seen from the annotations, it is actually a proof copy advertising Thos. Cook & Son inclusive excursions from stations in Yorkshire to London in 1898. The back, which gives full details about the excursions and what is offered, is illustrated the inside front cover. Similar handbills are known for other parts of Britain and are also listed inside.

    [G. Waite collection]