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Great Western Railway Journal

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Great Western Railway Journal 101

Feedback and appreciation from readers regarding the impending "closure" dominate the editorial, which preceeds the fabulous final part of the Snow Hill series of articles, this covering operations and traffic after the Second World War. Other articles feature 4259 in close up at Wolverhampton, more beautiful and detailed views of St Ives station, passenger train operations at Newbury and "Lad Porter at Yelverton" from an interview of Larry Crozier by Chris Turner. Finally a letters section featuring a brilliant and illustrated piece on coachboards from reader Colin Jenkins in South Africa. There is no doubt that the old Great Western was a very fine institution, with Snow Hill arguably its greatest triumph, and this issue does it full justice from beginning to end.

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Great Western Railway Journal 100

A splendid article on Melksham Station, St Ives station in achingly wonderful detail, Part 3 of Castles in traffic, "The Great Bear" including a pull out frame plan and informative letters from readers who were there, as it were. John Copsey anounces hs retirement from editorship and there will be just three more issues in the current format. O for a time machine...

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Great Western Railway Journal 99

Part two of Castles in traffic and the fourth part of traffic at Snow Hill are the major articles in this issue, in addition to John Lewis on the manufacture of gas for coach lighting. Two other delightful articles are Chris Turner recounting the story of Bob Ashton and his family at Brittania Crossing on the Kingswear Branch and Richard Watts recalling schoolboy memories of the Abingdon branch, featuring a shotgun, hot dogs, bangers and pagodas.

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Great Western Railway Journal 98

Castles in traffic, labelling passenger trains and traffic at Birmingham Snow Hill are three major articles in this issue, other notable features are photographs and a drawing of 45XX details and charming and previously unpublished photographs of Woodstock in its last days of passenger operation. In addition some unusual views of a double framed Pannier survivor and two wonderful full colour shots at Leamington.

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Great Western Railway Journal 97

The final part of the 45XX series, traffic at Birmingham Snow Hill, water troughs in winter and a lovely feature on St Ives featuring plans, detailed photographs and detailed memories.

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Great Western Railway Journal 96

The first part of an extended study of Birmingham Snow Hill, Laira in the Fifties, Wartime on Hatton Bank and more on the 45XX Class at work, including some very decent drawings, two cross sections and a frame plan, all very informative. A good crop of letters too.

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Great Western Railway Journal 95

The continuing quality and detail that this magazine comes up with is breathtaking, so many years after the demise of the subjects that it is concerned with. 45XXs at work, Bananas at Barry, Banbury Goods, Hatton Bank, Worcester running shed and a truly fascinating account of the politics of the General Managers office at Paddington over a very interesting period.

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Great Western Railway Journal 94

Part 2 of Worcester Shed and part 3 of goods operations Banbury continue from earlier issues while Stourport on Severn, banana traffic at Avonmouth and wartime on Hatton bank are new subjects.

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Great Western Railway Journal 93

A detailed look at Worcester running shed, the story of the second gas turbine locomotive (complete with pretty decent drawings), a detailed look at Banbury's goods operations, a day at Dezizes recounted and a visually stunning visit to Chalford with Mike Fenton, which includes some beautiful colour photographs. Wonderful as ever.

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Great Western Railway Journal 92

Another slice of proper railway, goods operation at Banbury, part 3 of the ROD class in traffic, Tyesley depot and its locomotive work and a really interesting feature on the "Gas Turbine Era" plus letters.

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Great Western Railway Journal 91

Four main features in this issue, two delightful explorations of Liskeard and Newbury, junction stations set in very different locations, Tyesley Locomotives and their work in the Birmingham district and a third part of ROD locomotives in traffic. As my life passes by and the more I look at pictures such as those in this issue of Great Western Railway Journal, the more I find myself thinking of Adrian Vaughan's assertion; "end of steam, end of civilisation". Overly pessimistic for sure and I expect that the two are unconnected, but it makes you wonder...

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Great Western Railway Journal 90

Nice and rural(ish), the "Westbury Top Job" by the late Gerry Parkins describes operating the Weymouth line, including some lovely pictures of the small stations along the route. Tyesley locomotive depot, the working of Moreton Cutting sidings, an article on the ROD locomotives in traffic and a page of Great Western nameplate lettering.

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Great Western Railway Journal 89

Chapter and verse on GWR point rodding, an extended article on West Ealing in the 1930s, express traffic working over the Northern Main Line, working a trip to Morris Cowley and losing the train staff near Swindon - a pleasingly varied issue.

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Great Western Railway Journal 88

A great issue I think, Chris Turner tells us more about a guard's life on the Oxford to Princes Risborough route, part two of Witney (a fascinating place with two stations), Newport Mon, Milcote in some detail, part three of the 51XXs at work and a delightful article on a gurad getting left behind and walking across the Saltash bridge. All concluded with a really quite stunning full page colour picture of 9709 on milk tanks at West Ealing in 1961 - a joy to behold.

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Great Western Railway Journal 87

An extended piece on Witney and the Witney Railway, passing Solihull, more 51XXs at work, positioning of water cranes, the fading years at Cricklade and a jaw droppingly lovely colour picture of an auto train leaving Ebley Crossing Halt by Roy Denison. This is a nicely rural and visually appealing issue of a wonderful journal - long may it continue.

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Great Western Railway Journal 86

Main articles are the 51XXs at work, a detailed examination of the development of Oxford South Goods and a trip along the branch from Paignton to Kingswear in the 1950s, (still with us but quite changed from the times recalled here) In addition there are more Cambrian 0-6-0 pictures, photographic glimpses of Knightwick, Cholsey and Moulsford and Didcot, plus lots of letters.

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Great Western Railway Journal 85

We are well out in the country with this issue, an extended article on Cambrian 0-6-0s in traffic, part two of branch line operation from Newton Abbot and an interesting piece on the Long Rock to Penzance stretch of the Cornish main line. Also featured are express workings over the northern main line and a colour feature on Iver.

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Great Western Railway Journal 84

Worcester Locomotive Works, Express working on the Northern main line in 1937-38, Pangbourne in the 1940s and branch line goods working in Newton Abbot, featuring some breathtaking photographs.

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Great Western Railway Journal 83

Having completed the extensive survey of all things Paddington in recent issues, we are treated to a "glimpse" of Wiveliscombe Station in the 1950s in this issue, courtesy of Colin metcalfe. 12 pages, a signalling diagram, an OS map extract and some of the nicest photographs I've seen, all taken by the author - much more than a glimpse. Also Bordesley and Tyseley sheds are explored, the English Division 56XXs are given a good going over, more breakdown cranes, Moreton Cutting and letters. I've got to go back to Wiveliscombe, on page 151 a wonderful photograph of the two signalmen taken on the box steps whilst changing shifts, just look at their faces, their dress, their pose - whatever criticism one may make of rose tinted nostalgia I can't help thinking there's something very good in that picture that the current "great and good" in this country haven't got a single clue about.

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Great Western Railway Journal 82

The final part of operations at Paddington, extending up to the diesel era and even including some views showing the "Blue Pullman", the final part of the series on horseboxes and the "Bulldogs" in their last years, plus three "bonus" views of Honeybourne in the 1950s.

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Great Western Railway Journal 81

Highlights are part 1 of "Bulldogs At Work" and Vastern Road Yard in Reading by Chris Turner - an excellent source for detail of any period freight yard. Also GWR Horse traffic part 4 and the evolution of the 44XX class, on the cover two super snow scenes at Pangbourne - lovely.

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Great Western Railway Journal 80

Reading goods, 44XXs in traffic and the wonder that was Honeybourne, an absolutely enormous installation that has been rationalised almost beyond recognition. Actually it has recently undergone a miraculous rennaissance as part of the Cotswold re-doubling project, but is still a shadow of what was.

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Great Western Railway Journal 79

The first and major part of a series on Honeybourne station and junctions, showings its development and decline, "modern" horse boxes, a useful piece on 6 ton travelling steam cranes including scale drawings and Vale of Rheidol locos in colour.

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Great Western Railway Journal 78

A major piece on passenger operations at Paddington and the earlier GWR horse boxes occupy the majority of this issue.

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Great Western Railway Journal 77

Passenger pilot operations at Reading, part five of the ongoing Paddington article together with a lovely colour photo feature on Thame Station and Iver in the snow.

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Great Western Railway Journal 76

Part Four of passenger operations at Paddington, a photographic jolly at Dainton, the first part of an extended series on Horse traffic and an interesting insight into an aspect of carriage and wagon work.

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