London, Midland and Scottish Railways

When a young lad, I remember being confused by the fact that LMS stood for both "London Missionary Society" and "London, Midland and Scottish" railways. Not really a problem either way, now.

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  • Date : 28 Jun 1980, catalogued 03 May 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome 64, slide number 9484
  • Description : In the running shed at Carnforth, Midland Railway compound no. 1000 keeps her glory under cover until the next opportunity to show the world what a fine engine she was.


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  • Date : 20 Apr 1980, catalogued 08 Jul 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome 64, slide number 8979
  • Description : In the National Rail Museum at York, 1000 shows off her true glory. This is one of the five locos built in 1902 by S.W.Johnson, and rebuilt with superheating in 1914.


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  • Date : 20 Apr 1980, catalogued 13 Dec 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 8993
  • Description : n the National Rail Museum at York, 1000 shows off her true glory. This is the only one of its class to survive, and she was restored for preservation by British Railways in 1959.


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  • Date : 24 May 1980, catalogued 06 Jan 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9299
  • Description : More glory! Midland Railway 1000 in the Rocket 150 Cavalcade.


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  • Date : 20 Apr 1980, catalogued 13 Dec 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 8998
  • Description : The presentation of these locos is absolutely first class, as these reflective shots show.


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  • Date : 17 Aug 1980, catalogued 07 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10237
  • Description : A Stanier "Black 5" at Liverpool Road Station. See also45407-1for the smoke box door under inspection.


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  • Date : 1980, catalogued 13 Aug 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
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  • Description : 5596 at Dinting Railway Museum.


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  • Date : 5 Apr 1980, catalogued 04 Mar 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 8879
  • Description : LMS ``Bahamas'' at the Dinting Railway Museum, Manchester.


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  • Date : 5 Apr 1980, catalogued 10 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodacrome 64, slide number 8877
  • Description : As a boy, I thought that the London Missionary Society ran trains, which was a bit puzzling. No, they didn't: they just shared a common acronym. Perhaps the missionary society visited the Bahamas? Here's the proof!


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  • Date : 24 May 1980, catalogued 16 Jan 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9323
  • Description : "Leander" is a 4-6-0 "Jubilee" class, so-called because they first appeared during the 1935 Silver Jubilee of King George V.


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  • Date : Jun 1980, catalogued 20 Jan 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9416
  • Description : Leander hauling a "Steam 150" celebration train, near Lane Head on the B5207.


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  • Date : 28 Jun 1980, catalogued 30 Jan 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9519
  • Description : "Leander" poses for her portrait at Carnforth sheds.


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  • Date : 28 Jun 1980, catalogued 07 Feb 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9520
  • Description : "Leander" shows off her front end at Carnforth sheds.


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  • Date : 2 Jul 1980, catalogued 13 Feb 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9600
  • Description : The Cumbrian Coast Express has the Cumbrian Coast mountains as a backdrop as it approaches Drigg.


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  • Date : 2 Jul 1980, catalogued 13 Feb 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9602
  • Description : The Cumbrian Coast Express has the Cumbrian Coast mountains as a backdrop as it approaches Drigg.


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  • Date : 2 Jul 1980, catalogued 13 Feb 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9603
  • Description : A profile of "Leander" hauling the Cumbrian Coast Express.


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  • Date : 2 Jul 1980, catalogued 14 Feb 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9606
  • Description : Driver Bush at the controls of "Leander" on the Cumbrian Coast Express.


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  • Date : 2 Jul 1980, catalogued 14 Feb 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9607
  • Description : The controls of "Leander" on the Cumbrian Coast Express.


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  • Date : 2 Jul 1980, catalogued 14 Feb 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9608
  • Description : The firebox of "Leander" on the Cumbrian Coast Express.


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  • Date : 2 Jul 1980, catalogued 14 Feb 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9609
  • Description : A driver's eye view of the Drigg Box. Notice the reflection of the signal in the firebox wall.


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  • Date : 2 Jul 1980, catalogued 14 Feb 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9610
  • Description : Driver Hurst at the throttle of "Leander" on the Cumbrian Coast Express. (Sorry about the lack of focus, but I couldn't resist including this one!)


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  • Date : 2 Jul 1980, catalogued 15 Feb 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9611
  • Description : A buffer beam view of "Leander".


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  • Date : 2 Jul 1980, catalogued 15 Feb 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9613
  • Description : The home signal is pulled off, and "Leander" starts the Cumbrian Coast Express past the Drigg station and box. For author John Hurst, the signal check was a wonderful opportunity to inspect the loco, thanks to the kind invitation of Driver Bush.


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  • Date : 5 Apr 1980, catalogued 14 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome 64, slide number 8882
  • Description : 6115 "Scots Guardsman" at Dinting Railway Museum.


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  • Date : 17 Aug 1980, catalogued 07 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10234
  • Description : 6115 "Scots Guardsman" at the (re)opening of the Liverpool Road Railway station, now the Manchester Museum of Technology.


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  • Date : May 1980, catalogued 18 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome 64, slide number 9340
  • Description : "Princess Elizabeth" at the "Rocket 150" celebration.


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  • Date : 28 Jun 1980, catalogued 24 Jan 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9496
  • Description : An Ivatt Mogul (2-6-0) 2MT at Carnforth.


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  • Date : 28 Jun 1980, catalogued 24 Jan 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9497
  • Description : An Ivatt Mogul (2-6-0) 2MT at Carnforth.


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  • Date : 24 May 1980, catalogued 16 Jan 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9312
  • Description : Known almost universally as "Jinties", these 0-6-0 locos were designed by Sir Henry Fowler, and this example was built by Hunslet of Leeds in 1924. It has been restored by the Steamport Transport Museum, Southport.


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  • Date : 17 Aug 1980, catalogued 08 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10245
  • Description : 7298 at the Liverpool Road Station sesqui-centenary in Manchester, hauling short rides.


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  • Date : 17 Aug 1980, catalogued 08 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10246
  • Description : 7298 at the Liverpool Road Station sesqui-centenary in Manchester, hauling short rides.


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  • Date : 17 Aug 1980, catalogued 08 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10247
  • Description : 7298 at the Liverpool Road Station sesqui-centenary in Manchester, hauling short rides.


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  • Date : 24 May 1980, catalogued 06 Jan 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9300
  • Description : This powerful (35,295lbs tractive effort) 2-8-0 with "standard gauge" driving wheels (4'8.5" in diameter!) was designed by Sir Henry Fowler for the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway, and built in 1925. Seen here in the Rocket 150 Cavalcade. Note the unusual slanted Walschaert's valve gear.


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  • Date : 22 Mar 1980, catalogued 28 Mar 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome 64, slide number 8827
  • Description : At Keighley.


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  • Date : 22 Mar 1980, catalogued 29 Mar 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome 64, slide number 8828
  • Description : Watch that Smoke! Is this an injunction to firemen, to make sure their fire is clean? Or a reminder to Mum to make sure little Johnny's head is pulled in when going through the tunnel? Or is it a gricer's expletive? Or maybe this sign was transplanted from a firewatch tower in the Gippsland State Forest?


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  • Date : 22 Mar 1980, catalogued 28 Mar 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome 64, slide number 8833
  • Description : A light dusting of snow increases the contrast with these black locos at Oxenhope on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.


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  • Date : 28 Jun 1980, catalogued 23 Jan 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9500
  • Description : "Sovereign", an LMS 5MT class 4-6-0, built in 1945, now residing at Carnforth.


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  • Date : 28 Jun 1980, catalogued 23 Jan 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9493
  • Description : The smoke box door of a Stanier LMS 4-6-0 mixed traffic loco. Or as thephotographer's soncalled it, the "moke-mox-door"! Taken at Steamtown, Carnforth. See also4507-1, the same smoke box door, but different number.


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  • Date : 1998 (?), catalogued 30 Sep 2005
  • Photographer : Alan Newble
  • Medium : email digital image
  • Description : LMS 8P Stanier Pacific"Duchess of Hamilton"at Carlisle Station


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  • Date : 24 May 1980, catalogued 19 Jan 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9350
  • Description : 1500vdc Manchester to Sheffield Woodhead line electric loco at Rocket 150.


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