What has induced these members to join us? Perhaps they are Cumbrians exiled from their home turf, or are those that have a love of the railways that serve the stunning Lake District that we are so proud of, or is it simply an interest in the wonderful railways that did and do grace the County?
With this in mind, do we do justice to this group of members in what is offered within these pages? Continued membership does, for certain, confirm this, but to be sure, I ask a simple question of them — are they getting what appeals to them when the latest Journal hits the doormat?
I know it is a hackneyed phrase, but we exist, in the main, to make the membership a happy one and if there is anything that you would like to see in Cumbrian Railways, which is not currently covered, the Editorial Elves would be pleased to hear from you. We cannot promise to be able to fulfil every request but as long as we can find someone that is able to help, we will see what we can do. However, I will not be fulfilling the post of Editor, if I didn’t ask that if you have something that you think that might be of interest to your fellow members, and can produce an article on a subject that has so far escaped us, then please let me know. We would be very happy to extend our collective knowledge on the railways of the County as well as being pleased to publish it.
|Jack Gainford — An Appreciation||Mike Peascod||166|
|In My View||Allan Jones||167|
|The Railways Around Lindal||Alan Postlethwaite|
|The Line to Lindal that didn’t make it||168|
|The Line to Lindal that did make it||171|
|Book Review ‚ The Settle–Carlisle Railway||Graham Worsnop||179|
|From Castle to Citadel — The Lancaster & Carlisle Railway; Part 2 — Grayrigg to Penrith||Iain Parsons||180|
|A Spectacular Derailment near Penrith||Ken Harper||189|
|Moving Pictures of Cockermouth station in 1899||192|
|Aw Maks o’ Crak; M&C Chaldron Wagon; A Slogan Postmark||John Peel||193|
|Further To...The War Department ‘Austerity’ Classes||Chatline||194|
|Book News — The Story of Lowther||Mike Peascod||197|
|Farewell Virgin, Welcome Avanti West Coast||A John Peel Special||198|
|The Electronic Telegraph||David Hunter||200|
|Aw Maks o’ Specials||John Peel||202|
|Letters ( Sandside Block Post, 50 Years ago..., Special Journal: Railways at War, Brewery sidings )||204|
|The November Meeting||Copperas Hill||206|
|Cumbrian Railways Today||John Peel||207|
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