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Railway Archive Issue 3

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Railway Archive Issue 3


96 pages. 275x215mm. .

SSN 1477-5336 03

£7.50

Contents: The Roberts Collection: an Introduction by Phil Coutanche, p. 3; Forest of Dean Private Owner Wagons: an Update by Ian Pope, p. 17; The North Staffordshire Railway's Stoke Works: Part 3: 1914-1927 by Basil Jeuda, p. 23; A Photographic Survey of the North Staffordshire Railway's Stoke Works 1921 by Basil Jeuda, p. 23; Return to Moor Street, p. 59; The Railway Photographs of E. Pouteau: Part 3: The Garstang & Knott End Railway to the Great North of Scotland Railway by John Alsop, p. 61; The Cambrian Railways Photographs of H.W. Burman by Mike Christensen, p. 81; Wish You Were Here? Railway Postcards of Ireland by Neil Parkhouse, p. 87

Railway Archive Issue 3 - Sample Images

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From 'Stoke Works Pt 3 1914-1927': In the Wagon Shop in 1921, where wagon repairs and rebuilding are being carried out. In the foreground is a 2-plank dropside wagon, built to Diagram 5, receiving a full repair of the bodywork including floor and ends; the centrally mounted buffer springs can just be seen, as can a selection of the hand tools on which wagon repair relied. Behind that, in the centre left of the picture, is No. 3430, an elderly 2-plank fixed side wagon which is receiving attention to the floor, or possibly the buffer springs beneath. No. 3430 dated from the 1880s and was equipped with grease axle boxes and a single brake block on the far side only. Next in line is a 3-plank, built to Diagram 3, the entire body of which appears to have been renewed. Built in the early 1890s, the rounded ends helped water run off the tarpaulin when sheeted up and covering a load. Beyond, by the far wall, can be seen a wagon with a later pattern sheet rail in the raised position. To the right are two further similar 2- plank wagons, followed by a cattle wagon built to Diagram 10, and an 8-ton van, built to Diagram 4, both constructed in the late 1890s. Basil Jeuda collection