Western Times Issue 1

Western Times Issue 1


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Kevin Robertson, Andrew Malthouse & Jeremy Clements

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Western Times Issue 1. In this all-new regular periodical, editors Andrew Malthouse, Kevin Robertson and editorial assistant Jeremy Clements, have delved deep in the annals of the Great Western Railway and its successor British Railways Western Region to put together a high-quality selection of articles with something for every taste. In this first issue are articles on the Locomotive, Traffic and Engineering divisions as per 1915, the first of a series of pictorial locomotive miscellanies; this one on the 4-4-0s, Swindon Works, Shepherding the Branch Line ‘Cornish Riviera’, The Newton Abbot Breakdown Train, A Few Closed Lines, Passenger Divisions and Suburban Sets,  Modern Traction, Some Early Incidents and Accidents, John Armstrong, GWR Barrows, Reading Signal Works, an Initial Perspective, The Station Diagram books, Modernizing the Western Part1: Laira, etc etc.  Eighty pages of pure and unashamed nostalgia where history is explained, illustrated and at times questioned. Illustrations are in both colour and black and white and in the main unseen, the whole printed on quality art paper, 273mm x 215mm with in excess of 90 illustrations. Western Times will fill a gap on the shelves of those with an interest in the ‘Western’ whether that be in the past or in more recent times. It is sure to be sought after so make sure you secure your copy today at just £12.50. Publications every six months.

Western Times – Issue 1 review in the press

“The contents comprise a varied selection of illustrated written articles, together with purely pictorial features supported by extended captions.”

PLEASE NOTE: Subscription Enquires. Due to changes in the projected time span of future issues of Western Times, we regret that until the number of issues to be produced per year settles into a regular pattern, we have decided it is not practical to offer a subscription service at this stage (As advertised on p29). The intention is certainly to go to a regular number of issues per year – indeed the response to Issue 1, as well as enquiries for Issue 2 (Autumn/Winter 2021), have been very encouraging. We do still intend to operate a subscription service later and a further announcement will be made in due course.


The GWR Traffic, Locomotive and Engineering Divisions
Locomotive Miscellany from the Archives of R C Riley
Part 1: Four-Coupled Tender Engines
Swindon Works May 1920
Shepherding the Branch Line “Cornish Riviera”
I Spy Strangers by Jeffery Grayer
The Newton Abbot Breakdown Train
Book Review
A Few Closed Lines
Passenger Divisions and Suburban Sets
Modern Traction
Some Early Incidents and Accidents
John Armstrong
GWR Barrows by Amyas Crump
Reading Signal Works: An Initial Perspective
The Station Diagram Books
Modernising the Western: Part 1 – Laira
The Guard’s Compartment

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Additional information

Weight 430 g
Dimensions 273 × 215 cm









273 x 215 mm



1 review for Western Times Issue 1

  1. 5 out of 5

    Keith Patrick

    A worthy successor to Great Western Journal!

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