Railway Archive Issue 15

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Railway Archive Issue 15

96 pages. 275x215mm. .

SSN 1477-5336 15

£7.50

Contents: The Railway in the Landscape, p. 2; Bridge Improvements on the Midland: Part 3, Footbridges by Neil Parkhouse & John Miles, p. 5; Didcot c1892: A Broad Gauge Photographic Delight by Rev'd Cannon Brian Arman, p. 17; Gas by Rail: Part 3, Murgatroyd's by Peter Fidczuk, p. 25; Follow Up: Accident at Northampton by Mike Christensen, p.46; Follow Up: LNER Livestock Lorry, p. 48; Moments in Time at Mistley Quay by Neil Parkhouse, p. 50; The Railway Photographs of E. Pouteau, Part 15: The London & South Western Railway by John Alsop, p. 61; Wish You Were Here? Railway Postcards of Essex by Nigel Bowdidge, p. 82

Railway Archive Issue 15 - Sample Images

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From 'Bridge Improvements on the Midlands in the 1880s: Footbridges': We end our journey round the Midland system, as they undertook this substantial programme of bridge renewals and replacement, at Hay on Wye in 1889, on the erstwhile Hereford, Hay & Brecon Railway. Although this design of footbridge was to become a standard for the company, appearing all over the system, there were many detail variations and this bridge is similar but not identical to that at Stamford. It has a longer span, again caused by the desire to allow the maximum width clearance on the platform. We have no details as to manufacturer, although presumably it was purchased from the same firm as the one at Stamford and it, too, is painted in chocolate and cream, and is equipped with smoke baffles. Note that passengers are only ‘requested’ to cross the line using the bridge – typical Victorian politeness. The view is looking towards Hereford and the only survivor from this scene today is the substantial brick-built goods shed on the right, now in industrial use. Alastair Warrington Collection

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