Railway Times Issue 2 1949

Railway Times Issue 2 1949


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This second issue of RAILWAY TIMES features the new standard liveries for rolling stock, Bulleid’s innovations in the form of Double Deck EMUs, the much derided Tavern Cars and of course continuing problems with his Leader concept – all of which made headlines. Three notable CMEs, including Bulleid, decided to retire during this year and electrification came to the Liverpool Street – Shenfield line. These and many more aspects of the railway scene in 1949 are featured in this issue.

BR Standard Liveries
Beyer-Garratt on the Lickey
Through the porthole: BR’s new all-steel coaches
Final ‘Aberdare’ withdrawal
Last of the Patriot rebuilds
All change on the Newhaven boat trains
1948 Interchange Trials Results
‘Capitals Limited’ non stop to Scotland
Open and Shut cases – Branch Lines
Three giants of steam retire
Pannier Tanks old and new
BR rolling stock construction programme 1949
Tavern Cars
BR Standard Cab layout
Playing at Trains – BR’s model railway
BR route map 1949
Double Deck emu
North Pembrokeshire closure
British Railways welcome you
Liverpool Street – Shenfield electrification
End of the road for three ‘Premier Line’ stalwarts
New Diesel Shunters for the Southern Region
British Transport Films (BTF)
Self-Weighing tenders
Brief Encounters
The Leader in 1949 – trials and tribulations
Barry Railway 0-6-0T finale
Scottish floods update
Ship Ahoy!
Also making the news
In the next issue covering British Railways in 1950

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Weight 451 g
Dimensions 27.3 × 21.5 cm







273 x 215 mm





1 review for Railway Times Issue 2 1949

  1. 5 out of 5

    Andy Johnston

    An excellent issue 2, and possibly even better than issue 1 with interesting articles on a wide range of subjects – many of which I knew nothing about beforehand. Highly recommended if you have any interest in the early BR years. I look forward to future issues, although, at two issues a year each covering one year in time, this series is a long term project!

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