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JOURNAL No 152, Vol.11 No.8
Current Issue

Editorial 282
Peter Robinson - An Appreciation Les Gilpin 282
In the Archivist’s View Guy Wilson 283
Train Control on the Furness Railway 284
    Extract from the Railway Gazette, 1919
Dr Beeching in Barrow 288
Dr Beeching’s Visit to Barrow in October 1964 289
Sulzer Power in Action Andrew Naylor 290
Richard Rich Penton – a Furness Railway Draughtsman
    Peter Bacon 291
Book Review – ‘A Grand Event’ Robin Smith 293
Cumbrian Industrials – Lowther Iron Works Russell Wear 294
Costs of Working the Furness Railway in 1865 Les Gilpin 296
Curthwaite Station:
    The Public Urinal Conservation Project John M Hammond 299
Some Anniversaries in 2014 Peter Robinson 299
Furness Railway Six-Coupled Goods Engine No 93 Mike Peascod 300
The West Cumberland Railtour, 1954 Ron Herbert & Peter Robinson 302
The Quintinshill Disaster John M Hammond 304
Silloth Closure 50 Years On 307
A ‘Spiv’ at Keswick 307
Langholm Branch Anniversary Frank Walmsley 308
M&C and LNW Railways Parcels Van 308
In Search of Bigrigg Goods Depot Neil Hodgson 309
From the Archives 310
Cumbrian Pacquet Selected by Robert Heywood 311
Danger Ahead Poem by Robert Heywood 311
Field Trip to Great Corby, Haltwhistle & South Tyndale Railway
    Peter Naylor 312
Cumbrian Railways Today John Peel 316
Aw Maks o’ Specials John Peel 318
Letters 319
    More on the Solway Ranger
    Furness Railway Postage Stamps

It is with a very heavy heart I write these few lines. As you all must be aware, Peter was a great personal friend as well as the most prolific writer for and supporter of Cumbrian Railways. He also supplied photographs from our archive collection and a mention of the arrival of the latest article, Peter would soon find images to illustrate it.
   By the medium of e-mail we would chat almost every day and supported by telephone calls on a regular basis.
   Peter had perhaps the widest knowledge of anyone about the railways of Cumbria and this knowledge goes with him. However, his detailed research notes will still be able to be accessed as will, I hope, a number of articles he was working on up to the time of his death.
   Peter put a lot of time and effort into the CRA and we are now a successful organisation due to his hard work. The Association now faces life without him and we must continue to work on the effort he put in over the years.
   I will miss his support and guidance as I will sorely miss Peter. However, the loss to us is as nothing compared to that felt by Margaret, Louise and Amanda. I hope that with our strength and support the pain of their loss can be eased for them.
   Goodbye, dear friend, and thank you for all the wonderful memories you have left with me.
   On a personal note, may I also thank all those that have also sent me comforting messages, they are very much appreciated.

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