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: The modern railway in transition photographed at York on 29 August 2018. 800 201, an Azuma unit, ready to depart to the south on a test run. It stands alongside a platform trolley newly re-badged to show the latest operator of the ill-fated ECML franchisee. Image: John New
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Link to larger version of current cover picture shown above
NB All photos on this site are in copyright (Originator/SLS) except where explicitly stated otherwise.
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
The information below is now obsolete. The company will close (due to retirement) on 31st March 2019
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
These files were withdrawn due to an issue regarding copyright clearance for reuse of some of the images for this secondary purpose. (section updated 10 May 2019).
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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.
Apologies that from to time to time the contents update to this section will be temporarily delayed (or even suspended) due to vacancies in the Society Admin Team/other workload. This may also also lead to delays in other updates across the site. (updated 10 March 2019).
At the printer - issue expected on, or just after, 15 March
2018 Index & Annual Report - issue postponed. Expected release now with J917 in mid-May
42 - Early Locomotives and the Blast Pipe – The Art of Boiling Water (Part 1 of 2)
54 - The Canadian
66 - What, Where, When? (NB Adding the images for the WWWs from J915 & J916 still pending)
67 - SPC Update
67 - Editor’s Post Bag
74 - Book Reviews
86 - Our Class 66 at Wrawby Junction
87 - Tail Lamp
Cover image: The modern railway in transition photographed at York on 29 August 2018. 800 201, an Azuma unit, ready to depart to the south on a test run. It stands alongside a platform trolley newly re-badged to show the latest operator of the ill-fated ECML franchisee. Image: John New
(Above section updated to 10 March 2019)
2 - More on Mallard’s run (1)
8 - More on Mallard’s run (2)
9 - Contemporary scenes - steam and diesel (Photo feature)
12 - A Special Summer’s Day In 1954 Or Witnessing A Balancing Act!
28 - Mastodon
27 - What, Where, When? (NB Adding the images for the WWWs from J915 & J916 still pending)
29 - Editor’s Postbag
30 - Book Reviews
39 - Tail Lamp
40 - Adverts
IRC - Society Directory
Cover image: At Schierke in the Harz mountains of Germany locomotive 99 7238 (LKM 1956) was running round the stock of the 08:50 arrival from Wernigerode when photographed on 24thFebruary 1991. Image: Ian Mainprize.
The associated Newsletter also included Obituaries.
NB IRC - Inside Rear Cover
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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