Was the LMS too big? Frederic Stansfield In his reply to my earlier letter about the size of the LMS September issueDoug Landau November issue makes many interesting points describing the company's engineering innovations.
Was the LMS too big? Also, the belt repair system to which Landau refers represented the development in Britain of "scientific management" techniques.
As he indicates, this system had the business aim of reducing repair times and costs. However, in my previous letter I compared the LMS not with its British contemporaries but with other European railways, which received more government support.
Restaurant Cars and their Development. John Macnab Many earlier restaurant cars of lasted well into BR days: The last five of these only went in mid Grahame Boyes Building on the success of the Early Railways Conference series, the organising committee has arranged to accommodate the interests of historians pursuing the origin and development of main line railways between and c This reflects the all-important years when railways first developed routes and networks and became major contributors to economic growth around the world.
This first conference has attracted papers from authors studying subjects in several parts of the world, in addition to the United Kingdom. These are related to economic, political, social and cultural progress in several countries, and business and financial incentive and practice.
They also cover developments in surveying, structural, architectural and building practices, as well as mechanical and electrical engineering.
For information about the papers and other programme details, and to book your place at the conference, please go to www. This pamphlet brought together some elements of both articles. The speaker 29 Novemberon whose input the pamphlet reported, was Col. One voice from the floor: In those relatively early days of electrification people naturally drew on such examples as were available: He noted that there were nine rush hours each day to cope with in this respect, including "ladies going into Liverpool to shop" His sketch of an electric locomotive was one he employed elsewhere: Counter-intuitively, the Swindonians through either courtesy or breadth of mind.
Stanier brought the proceedings to a close with the dry and correct observation that electrification provided no real difficulties for the engineer, but "the real difficulties Trains were drawn from Lime Street up to Edge Hill by rope - they went down by gravity with one or two tunnel brakes added at the front end.
Reference to the Waterloo accident of p I should very much like to know the source for the suggestion that a broken axle might have been responsible, as opposed to the loss of a spring. Admittedly, there has always been some uncertainty about the cause of this accident, but if the engine had a broken axle I should have thought this would have been a prime suspect from the start; how many derailments have there been where a broken axle was accepted as an effect of the accident rather than its cause?
Detailed response from Ian Travers on p. Diesel Multiple Units - the first generation lan Allan, This was because of line closures, in particular on the ER, which robbed them of their intended role. With virtually mint condition railcars on their hands, the authorities placed them where needs arose, irrespective of their basic unsuitability in one or two classic instances.
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