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 new Class 710 as unveiled to the press at Bombardier’s works in Derby on 20 June 2018. Photo/source: Transport for London.
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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
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)
Thess file have been withdrawn pending clarification of copyright issues regarding the reuse of some of the images for this secondary purpose.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.
STICKY NOTICE - Please DO NOT USE the phone number of our late General Secretary. accidentally left in Journal 912 July/August (NB the name/postal address were correctly updated) General Secretary = Ted Buckley
Journal 913(4) September/October edition
19 Sep - The latest Journal is now out. The appropriate webpages will be updated over the next few days. (NB Updating - delayed slightly due to our web manager undertaking essential garage roof repairs, storm ripped roofing felt!)
Journal 912 July/August
Please DO NOT USE the phone number of our late General Secretary. accidentally left in this Journal (NB the name/postal address are correctly updated) General Secretary =Ted Buckley
130 - New London Overground train unveiled
133 - Maintenance trains for the Elizabeth Line
135 - LT maintenance trains (old style)
136 - New electric trains for Scotland
137 - Our ‘66’ 66957 (Photo feature)
138 - Killingworth Billy
141 - Held over items list
142 - End of mainline steam 1 (Argentina)
145 - End of mainline steam 2 (Lancashire)
148 - A Further Train of Thought: 82xxx Locos
152 - The SLS Annual Literary Award
154 - What, Where, When?
156 - Farewell to Sir William (Bill) McAlpine, Bart.
157 - Book Launch & Book Reviews
Obituaries were also included in the associated Newsletter.
Cover image: The new Class 710 as unveiled to the press at Bombardier’s works in Derby on 20 June 2018. Photo/source: Transport for London.
Journal 911 May/June
90 - Waking the Maroon Giant
103 - Reflections on the 80th Anniversary of Mallard’s world record
109 - Pantyffynnon Station restoration scoops award.
112 - Train of thought
116 - Rosegrove Engines and Men - Part 1 Lifestyles and scene setting
120 - What, Where, When?
123 - Book Reviews.
Cover image: Quarry Hunslet No. 994 George Sholto (Built 1909) resting between circuits of the 2ft gauge Fen Railway at Bressingham Steam & Gardens on 6th September 2017. Photo: John New.
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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