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Train Formations 1 year 3 months ago #55

While writing up my history of Witham station, I am finding the formation of trains serving Witham to be a challenge. I know of 'LNER Passenger Trains Formations - 1923 - 1967, The Principal Services' (Steve Banks), and I have even seen a copy for sale at less than £700 (£699), but even if I could find a copy at a reasonable cost I am not sure that will give me the information I need.  From electrification, I can find details of the EMUs so it is steam era formations I am looking for. Can anyone help with the following train formations:
Passenger - Liverpool Street to - Ipswich/Harwich/Colchester/Clacton-on-sea.
Passenger - Liverpool Street Norwich/Cromer/Yarmouth
Freight (Goods) - anything pre-1960s.
I have found some modeling magazine items but they seem to have a very recent nature and limited interest for the GE main line.
 

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Train Formations 1 year 3 months ago #59

Here is an article i was given written by John Watling. Im told it was for the GERS so it should be ok to share internally here.

While about one preserved coach it does give some intresting infomation about the formation of the Norfolk Coast Express, which ran from London to Cromer.


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Hope this is of some help to you,
Regards,
Brad. 
 
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Train Formations 1 year 3 months ago #60

The BR Coaching stock group on io-groups (brcoachingstock.groups.io) has links to many GE line carriage working documents that have been put into a Google drive by the list owner, Robert Carroll, it would be worth your while joining the group and looking at that listing.

John S of 33820 St Ciers
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Train Formations 1 year 3 months ago #65

Brad Wright (TractionStudios) wrote: Here is an article i was given written by John Watling. Im told it was for the GERS so it should be ok to share internally here.

 


Hi Brad,

that article was published in GEJ #5.  If you have the CD/download of the back issues of GEJ (an invaluable purchase) then you will find it in that copy of the Journal.

HTH
Paul
 

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Train Formations 1 year 3 months ago #69

John,

That particular volume by Banks and Carter contains very little on the GE Section, which is supposed to be dealt with in volume 2 describing secondary services although most of the text for that has yet to be submitted according to the folks at Crecy when I asked them.
John Shelley does well to point you in the direction of member Robert Carroll's brcoachingstock group and I have copies of all of those carriage workings and some others, or WTTS from other periods.
Happy to help in between producing other material for the GEJ etc.
Mike Bootman 2057

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Train Formations 1 year 3 months ago #71

Many thanks for that, I have found an article in GERJ 166 describing formations thought to be 1902. That with the 1905 train wreck at Witham report, I think I have enough GER for now. However, LNER and BR steam era is still a blank sheet at the moment. I will try the brcoachingstock group as soon as I have some free time.

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Train Formations 1 year 3 months ago #181

There are several files describing GE passenger train formations in BR days. They are in Section TO of the Files Emporium. See TO027, for example.
Barry

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