Subject: Raildate 21st November 2014
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 21/11/2014, 16:18
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LB&SCR Carriages Volume 1: Four- and Six-wheeled Ordinary Passenger Stock
by Ian White, Simon Turner and Sheina Foulkes

It is now almost forty years since the publication of Carriage Stock of the LB&SCR by PJ
Newbury, and twenty since David Gould produced Bogie Carriages of the London, Brighton & South
Coast Railway.  This new book is the first of two volumes intended to complete the coverage of
LB&SCR carriages and passenger-rated vans.  A second volume will describe the four- and
six-wheeled saloon and passenger-rated vans, and will also give an account of the restoration
of LB&SCR carriages at the Bluebell Railway.  This is the first comprehensive coverage of all
LB&SCR designs, with many previously unseen photographs, and will appeal to followers of the
SR, LB&SCR and Bluebell Railway, and railway carriage enthusiasts in general.  In particular,
the newly-produced scale drawings and prototype details will be of great interest to railway

The aim is to provide a “design history” based on contemporary historical documents
supplemented by practical knowledge gained through the study and restoration of surviving
carriage bodies.  Written by acknowledged experts in the field, who have all been involved in
the restoration of LB&SCR carriages on the Bluebell Railway, the two volumes describe how
carriage design developed, and how it followed new developments in train lighting, braking,
communication and the social distinctions of the time.

Both volumes are profusely illustrated with photographs and scale drawings, and are produced to
the same high standard as this publisher’s LSWR Carriages Volume 3 and LSWR Carriages Volume 4
by Gordon Weddell.  All royalties from the sale of these volumes are being donated to the
Bluebell Stroudley Coach Fund.

Hardback - 232 pages
Over 170 photographs and approximately 60 scale drawings
304 x 217mm
ISBN: 978-1-905505-35-7
Price: £29.95


UK Loco Picture Index

Railway safety since 1913

Great Central Railway 25th October
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Cornwall Railway Society
The site contains several articles about West Country lines, such as the Ashburton branch
Air traffic timelapse: untangling Britain's plane-filled skies
Timelapse AirBus A380 "overhaul", page 1
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Revised NIR timetable
Irish Rail August 2005
Stradbally narrow gauge railway
Zillertalbahn steam over Christmas holiday period
Guided tour of UK airspace
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The final days of Canadian steam railroading
A Right Royal Tour of Lancashire 1913
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)



GWR's new trains unveiled at ceremony in Japan

Christmas engineering works in Slough

Wimbledon Christmas engineering works

Train firm launches lost teddy campaign

Freightliner group for sale

All Crossrail stations to be step free

Horse hit and killed by train near Cambridge leaving passengers stuck in carriages

Derby Bombardier wins £145m Gatwick train order

Holbeck Viaduct plans set for public discussion after owner invites ideas

Government to demand rail firm replaces hated Pacer trains

Strike by Northern Rail drivers

Dramatic picture shows derailed train strewn across tracks in Bedlington

Noise complaints over Alloa line freight trains

Borders to Edinburgh railway: Alex Salmond sets passenger goal

Reston and East Linton stations 'one step closer' to reopening

"Government should pay to open rail line"

Major urban transport policies in Wales set to benefit from the next round of EU funds

Welsh valley lines rail electrification row is settled

Moyasta Railway Museum gets green light

Belmond Pullman to start operation of Luxury trains in Ireland

French remain fearful of taking public transport

Japan's levitating maglev train reaches 500km/h (311mph)

Longleat miniature railway derails for third time

Bystanders lift car to end 'stand-off' with tram

Manchester Metrolink engineering works

UK's first 'poo bus' goes into service between Bristol and Bath

'My private toll road cost me money'

Derby's Rolls-Royce site being renovated for community

Chasing the sun at Chile's Solar Atacama Rally

Ferry service changes for rebuilding of Ullapool linkspan

Kennet & Avon Canal reopened after sunken boat removed

Sewer project cleans up historic Manchester Ship Canal

Delta swaps Boeings for Airbus planes in $14bn order

Airbus starts A330 Beluga development

Airbus to invest £100m at Broughton and Filton factories

UK's first A400M arrives at Brize Norton home

Blackpool Airport reopens to light aircraft

Edinburgh–Doha flights to operate daily

Cardiff Airport to get loan fund of up to £13m to attract new airlines

Driverless trucks make mining ‘safer’ for Rio Tinto

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth



22/11/14  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Speed with Guy Martin"  Fastest soapbox racer

23/11/14  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Hunt v Lauda: F1's Greatest Racing Rivals"

23/11/14  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Jim Clark: the Quiet Champion"

24/11/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  High Wycombe to Stratford-on-Avon

24/11/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Harrogate and Saltaire

25/11/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Birmingham

25/11/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Batley

25/11/14  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Melton Mowbray

26/11/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Stoke to Winsford

26/11/14  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Greenwich to Hastings

26/11/14  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  La Caruna to Lisbon

27/11/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Dudley to Bridgnorth

27/11/14  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Underground Britain"  A Cold War bunker

28/11/14  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Welshpool to Aberystwyth

28/11/14  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "World War II in Colour"  12/13 Victory in Europe

28/11/14  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Play it Loud: the Story of the Marshall Amp"



All details are correct to the best of my knowledge, but no responsibility is accepted for
inaccuracies or changes.

21/11/14    "Picture Postcard Railway Rambles" by Stephen Gay
           Coal Aston Methodist Church, Eckington Road, Coal Aston, Dronfield, S18 3AW

27/11/14    The Army Flying Association
           The Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop
           Flt Lt Tim Dunlop, Bomber Leader of The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
           A presentation on "The Two Lancasters"
           Starts 1900
           £10 per person (Air Cadets free)
           Register online: marketing(at)

28/11/14    Oxford House Industrial History Society (Risca)
           Oxford House Adult Education Centre, Grove Road, Risca, NP11 6GN
           "The Hereford, Ross & Gloucester Line" by Dr Martin Connop-Price
           1900 for a 1915 start

28/11/14    WC&P Railway Group
           St Andrew’s Church Centre, Old Church Road, Clevedon, BS21 7UF
           AGM plus subject TBA
           Visitors are welcome - cost £2 (refunded if you join)

01/12/14    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “20 Million Bricks”
           by Dr Carolyne Haynes
           1930 for a 1945 start

02/12/14    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           Lecture Theatre A10, Newport Riverside City Campus
           "Latest Additions to the Colour Rail Catalogue" by Paul Chancellor
           Starts at 1915 prompt, admission for non-members is £3.00

05/12/14    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "Mostly Narrow Gauge - an Evening of Sound Cine" by Terry Nicholls
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome

09/12/14    Great Western Society (Bristol Group)
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG.
           "Martin's Miscellany Again - incorporating the famous quiz" by Martin Baker
           1930 for 1945
           There is no admission charge, but a donation of at least £2 is appreciated

10/12/14    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Rails through the Tongwynlais Gap - an historical perspective" by Jeff Morgan
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

Cheers, Howard.
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