Western Times Issue 5

Western Times Issue 5


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by Kevin Robertson & Andrew Malthouse

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Western Times No 5 is now available. In 80 packed sides this issue covers a broad sweep of over 100 years starting with ‘Temperence on the Broad Gauge’ through to the new 1960s diesel depot at Reading – and several points in between! We have for example the first part of a major article on Cornish China Clay, putting Marlborough on the railway map, the daylight 47 class, again the first part on the history and development of the Hawksworth coach, recycling Great Western style, and a most readable account of the workings at Over Junction (Gloucester) signal box by someone who was there – former signalman Michael Jackson. There are also our regular features including a book review – Great Western of course, Bulletin No 4 from the Great Western Trust, and ‘Guard’s Compartment’. Make sure you add Western Times No 5 to your next order.


Introduction 3
Putting Marlborough on the Railway by Michael Barnsley 5
The Daylight 47s: From the Archives of R C Riley 14
Temperance on the Broad Gauge by Amyas Crump 19
West Country Clay Traffic – Part 1: China Clay in Cornwall by Stuart Malthouse 20
From the Archives: 0-4-0 Saddle Tank – No.96 38
Modernising the Western: Reading Diesel Depot 40
Over Junction Signal Box by Michael Jackson 43
The Hawksworth Coaches – Part 1: Main Line Stock 52
Book Review 65
Holiday Haunts 67
Recycling Great Western Style 73
The Great Western Trust (GWT) – Bulletin No.4 78
The Guard’s Compartment 79

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Additional information

Weight 451 g
Dimensions 27.3 × 21.5 cm









273 x 215 mm



5 reviews for Western Times Issue 5

  1. 5 out of 5


    I love this magazine. Personally it covers my era well, 1950’s to the end of the hydraulics. Always look forward to the next publication. It gets 5 stars from me.
    Harvey Jones.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Western Times Issue 5 would give a 5 Star rating – as ever it is very well researched and the content is really interesting, so much information for example the post-war Hawksworth coach designs – brilliant, the photographs are top notch especially of the 47xxs – I’m hooked!

  3. 5 out of 5


    Excellent publication

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ian White

    Western Times is a superb read – and Issue 5 is no exception. With excellent photographs and content, it is a publication which is forming a concise library of information with each issue’s release. A definite 5 stars from me.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Derick Brown

    excellent content and information

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