British Railways Journal
Three main articles in this issue, Leamington Spa Avenue, an appealing follow up on the subject of GWR camping coaches by Mike Fenton, with some charming personal memories and beautiful photography and a detailed look at "The Crumbles Branch" in Eastbourne. This last is a fascinating piece of railway history about which I knew nothing, a line built to exploit shingle on the coast but also serving an electricity and gas works. Post War it was partially converted to narrow gauge and this article details the whole thing in great detail, including detailed maps and period photoraphs - 33 pages of obscure railway joy! Edgware Road, Sturton GC and Radstock West also feature in photographs in this issue.
A "relaunched" British Railway journal, a new format perfect bound into laminated board covers with more content than before. This issue majors on the Southern's station at Reading, a relatively small terminus that was less busy than its high level neighbour but still quite a complex of lines, an article on station bookstalls, and a superb and detailed feature on the Bristol "pugs" - of the Lancashire and Yorkshire variety.
An obscure Scottish WW2 military port railway, Wilton GWR in 1921 and an extended piece on Henstridge S&DJR.