Railway Archive Issue 25

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Railway Archive Issue 25

80 pages. 275x215mm. .

SSN 1477-5336 25

£7.50

Contents: The Hartlepool Dock & Railway Company by George Smith, p. 3; The Hopwood Collection: The London & North Western Railway in 1902 by The Rev’d Canon Brian Arman, p. 27; The Railways and the Lincoln Typhoid Epidemic of 1905 by John Alsop, p. 35; The 1881 Clevedon Train Crash by John Dore-Dennis, p. 39; Building Calstock Viaduct by Neil Parkhouse, p. 41; Locomotive Allocation on the North Staffordshire Railway Network in the LM&SR Era by Basil Jeuda, p. 49; Visits to Cardiff Cathays, Taff Vale Railway, in 1902-3 by Bill Aves & Neil Parkhouse, p. 61; Wish You Were Here? Postcards of the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways by Peter Treloar, p. 69

Railway Archive Issue 25 - Sample Images

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From 'Visits to Cardiff Cathays, Taff Vale Railway, in 1902-3' : Again in 1902, immaculate ‘K’ Class 0-6-0 No. 154 was photographed inside Cathays shed, providing a vivid contrast with the more careworn engines around it. No. 154 was new from Kitsons just a month before No. 157 in 1885 and was rebuilt to ‘K’ in 1897. Its sparkling lined black paintwork suggests it has here just been outshopped from overhaul. Note the lack of Company lettering, a feature of the TVR livery, whilst the highly ornate lining, particularly for a goods engine, was carried out in red, yellow and white bands. Demoted to surplus stock as No. 354 in 1919, it was allotted GWR No. 974 but was withdrawn in April 1923 without getting the chance to carry it. Another unidentified ‘K’ is sat to the left, whilst an 0-6-0 saddle tank can be seen behind No. 154’s tender, with an ‘O1’ Class 0-6-2T on the right. Note the photographer has struggled a little with the lighting of this interior shot but has managed to capture his main subject well. Courtesy The Royal Institute of British Architects

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