Railway Archive Issue 27

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Railway Archive Issue 27

80 pages. 275x215mm. .

SSN 1477-5336 27


Contents: The Broad Gauge at Gloucester 1844-1872 by Neil Parkhouse, p. 3; The Hopwood Collection: The Rhymney Railway in 1905 by The Rev’d Canon Brian Arman, p. 39; Do It Yourself Locomotive Building A Peculiar British Custom: Part 1 by Philip Atkins, p. 45; The Railways’ Involvement in the Manchester Royal Jubilee Exhibition 1887 by Jeff Wells, p. 57; Fly Shunted: An L&SWR Horse-Drawn Light Delivery Van c1885, p. 70; Wish You Were Here? Postcards of the English (and One Scots!) Narrow Gauge Railways by Peter Treloar, p. 71    

Railway Archive Issue 27 - Sample Images

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From 'The Broad Gauge at Gloucester, 1844-1872' : A magnificent portrait of a Victorian locomotive crew with their charge, posed on Gloucester viaduct in the mid 1860s and photographed again by R.H. Barrett. Cambyses was another of the 'Standard Goods' Class, part of the '6th Lot Goods' series, built at Swindon in November 1854. The six engines of the Pyracmon' Class built in 1847-8, along with the eight similarly dimensioned engines of the 'Caesar' Class built in 1851-2, were to be followed by the 102 engines of Gooch's 'Standard Goods' Class, which again were not dissimilar in appearance. As a result, in a general redesignation of the classes by Swindon during the 1860s, all of these engines were grouped together in the 'Caesar' Class, members of which were to become synonymous with Gloucester shed during the broad gauge era. No less than twelve different members of the class were allocated there in 1860, along with a further two at Bullo, whilst three more have been identified at Gloucester from the photographs. With the retrenchment of the broad gauge from the late 1860s and early 1870s, many of these engines led relatively brief lives and Cambyses was withdrawn after exactly twenty-three years service, in November 1877. Note that Cambyses' tender is quite different to that behind Lagoon, having a much shorter wheelbase but with a deeper tank. Neil Parkhouse Collection

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