The SLS Journal & the Members Only extras page updated to latest edition (as below)
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This page has the contents of the current edition, plus the last previous edition, together with a list of the articles and files currently included in the Member's Only section within Yahoo Groups. Several of these extra features supplement the material in the Journal hence an index to them being here. (More about the Members Only group is outlined here). Link to Journal contents archive
Current Journal cover picture details
Front Cover:‘ Great Central Railway Winter Steam Gala - Maunsell Q Class 0-6-0 30541 making a spirited effort soon after departing Loughborough Central with the 11:15 train to Leicester North on a damp and misty Sunday morning; 29 January 2017.Brian Dotson
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About the Journal
Published bi-monthly an illustrated Journal, circulated to members, with authoritative articles on locomotives and the railway scene, past and present, home and overseas. A valuable resource for all who take the study of railways and locomotion seriously. The SLS Journal has achieved a high reputation with libraries and other professional bodies. To email the Journal Editor
Long term archiving of your Journal - Link to Journal contents archive
For members wishing to get their Journals bound for long term archival an option is to try D J Bookbinders of Dorset. They are a specialist transport magazine bookbinder established for over 30 years. The cost of binding a standard volume of the SLS Journal is £19.00 (6 issues + index. They have a wide range of colours available and would be happy to discuss any individual requirements as regards extra lettering etc. Personal callers are always welcome, but if you are unable to visit, they offer a postal service. Full details are on their website: www.djbookbinders.co.uk Email: email@example.com Phone: 01929 481419 Address: Lifton, Valley Road, Harmans Cross, Swanage, Dorset. BH19 3DX (Section added 2 June 2010 and price current as at that date)
Thess file have been withdrawn pending clarification of copyright issues regarding the reuse of some of the images for this secondary purpose. (section updated 30 May 2017).
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Information for members re-delays, replacement Journals etc
Replacement and/or damaged copies of the Journal & Newsletter are now dealt with by the Membership Secretary and not the Librarian. The Membership Secretary’s address is printed inside the front cover of the Journal. Will members also note that the date shown for publication of each issue is the date that the Journal leaves the printers and not delivery date to members. Therefore please allow 14 days from the publication date before enquiring about non-receipt.
Fortunately difficulties of this nature are infrequent at present and our printers are always very keen to adhere to the agreed schedules. - Editor.
Journal 906 July/Aug
133 - The Benefits of Compounding & The Influence of Chapelon – Part 2
152 - What, Where, When?
153 - Answer - Another Mystery Photograph – MP9
154 - 50 Years On – The End of Southern Steam (photo feature)
156 - The Guinness Model Steam Engine Collection – Part 1
169 - Editor’s Postbag
171 - Book Reviews
Front Cover: Great Central Railway Winter Steam Gala - Maunsell Q Class 0-6-0 30541 making a spirited effort soon after departing Loughborough Central with the 11:15 train to Leicester North on a damp and misty Sunday morning; 29 January 2017.Brian Dotson
Journal 905 May/June
89 - The Benefits of Compounding & The Influence of Chapelon
100 - Update - North British Locomotive Group
101 - The Beccles to Lowestoft Branch
114 - ‘The Border Raider’
118 - Farthest North
121 - Can Members Help?
122 - What, Where, When?
123 - East Lancashire Railway Summer Diesel Gala (photo feature)
125 - Editor’s Postbag
127 - Book Reviews
Front Cover: ‘The Welsh Marches Express’ of Vintage Trains approaching Abergavenny behind ‘the Castle that thinks it is a King’, 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe. The train was the 09:30 off Tyseley to Tyseley via Birmingham Snow Hill, Worcester, Hereford, Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton and Walsall; 25 March 2017. Stephen Miles
Obituaries were also included in the associated Newsletter.
Earlier editions index - Listings are available on-line back to July/August 2000.
Additional content available to SLS members only as supplemental to the Journal (See Members Only Yahoo Group)
Extra material supplementing several articles published in the Journal has been added to the members only section in the Yahoo Groups. This material includes -
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