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by Prospero
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: LNWR Society Archive & Study Centre
Topic: Temporary Closure of the Study Centre
Replies: 0
Views: 254

Temporary Closure of the Study Centre

Regrettably, due to the Covid 19 Emergency and following the government’s directive on social contact, the Study Centre will be closed until further notice. Hopefully this situation will not last too long. We are however still working on the archive. The material scanned is now being formatted to ma...
by Prospero
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: LNWR Stations
Topic: Retirement of a Coventry goods guard in 1912
Replies: 9
Views: 364

A 1912 view of the original 1838 Coventry Station

Apologies for inadvertently deleting the first post. I had meant to move it to People and replace it with an explanation. I have asked the webmaster if this post can be placed at the top of this topic but apparently the software doesn’t allow this to happen. I had intended to provide the following a...
by Prospero
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: LNWR People
Topic: Retirement of a Coventry goods guard in 1912
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Retirement of a Coventry goods guard in 1912

This newspaper cutting was given to me and it was suggested that the backdrop was the 1838 Coventry old station which was still in situ in 1960. However further examination of the details shows that this cannot be the case. 1678F868-E521-421F-958C-4FC84532B593.jpeg The photograph is from the Coventr...
by Prospero
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: LNWR Stations
Topic: Retirement of a Coventry goods guard in 1912
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: A 1912 view of the original 1838 Coventry Station

My apologies for not updating this page earlier. After the posting of this photograph and my asking for help in identifying whether it was Coventry station or not, it was subsequently identified elsewhere as being the Priory Assembly Buildings. I corrected it on the Warwickshire Railways website fro...
by Prospero
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Society Events and News
Topic: Modelling the London North Western Railway Open Day
Replies: 0
Views: 673

Modelling the London North Western Railway Open Day

Do not forget to join us at the Society's annual ‘Modelling the London North Western Railway’ Open Day on Saturday 6th July 2019. This very interesting and informative day starts 10.00am and ends at 4.00pm. There will be opportunities to view models from both the Society’s collection as well as from...
by Prospero
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: LNWR People
Topic: Rugby Station - Photograph of Staff circa 1890?
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Rugby Station - Photograph of Staff circa 1890?

A posed photograph of L&NWR station staff at Rugby's 1885 station. Reg Instone and Jacqui Kirk are giving a talk to a Family History Group from Rugby on 17th June. Mike Hollick, Dave Pennington and myself will be supporting them. As part of the talk on how to research railway staff record Reg will b...
by Prospero
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: LNWR Wagons
Topic: Coke wagon No 5005 of Diag 31
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Coke wagon No 5005 of Diag 31

A friend of mine, Reg Kimber, left me some 20 books containing notes and paper clippings on Coventry's tram ways and the railways of Warwickshire. Now with the Society, they are being scanned and this little gem (to me at least) has appeared. Coke wagon No 5005 of Diag 31 was one of about 20 such wa...
by Prospero
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: LNWR Train Services
Topic: The 1869 Rugby to Milverton Timetable
Replies: 1
Views: 89

The 1869 Rugby to Milverton Timetable

The timetable seen below reflects how the LNWR's Officer's Meetings, comprising the Officers responsible for each district, addressed problems, monitored situations and carried out operational changes in order to ensure the maximum efficiency for the least cost was achieved. In this instance the iss...
by Prospero
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: I didn't know that. Did you?
Topic: L&NWR Officer Meetings Minutes
Replies: 3
Views: 356

L&NWR Officer Meetings Minutes

We have been digitising copies of the LNWR Officer’s Meeting Minutes. Some parts are fascinating and make for informative reading whilst some are occasionally amusing. For instance throwing stones at a LNWR Train was considered to be a greater offence than derailing a Great Western engine. In the Mi...
by Prospero
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: LNWR Locomotives
Topic: LNWR 0-8-0 locomotive south of Coventry
Replies: 7
Views: 359

LNWR 0-8-0 locomotive south of Coventry

I would appreciate some help with a photograph sent to me by Geoff Barwick some years ago and who lived in Earlsdon Coventry. I have relatively little information on the photograph other than what is written beneath the photograph, '8 coupled Goods Engines (sic) 1279 or 1277 (compound). The bridge i...