Western Times – Issue 1 – Kevin Robertson, Andrew Malthouse & Jeremy Clements


About This Book

Western Times Issue 1. In this all-new regular periodical, editors Andrew Malthouse, Kevin Robertson and editorial assistant Jeremy Clements, have delved deep in the annals of the Great Western Railway and its successor British Railways Western Region to put together a high-quality selection of articles with something for every taste. In this first issue are articles on the Locomotive, Traffic and Engineering divisions as per 1915, the first of a series of pictorial locomotive miscellanies; this one on the 4-4-0s, Swindon Works, Shepherding the Branch Line ‘Cornish Riviera’, The Newton Abbot Breakdown Train, A Few Closed Lines, Passenger Divisions and Suburban Sets,  Modern Traction, Some Early Incidents and Accidents, John Armstrong, GWR Barrows, Reading Signal Works, an Initial Perspective, The Station Diagram books, Modernizing the Western Part1: Laira, etc etc.  Eighty pages of pure and unashamed nostalgia where history is explained, illustrated and at times questioned. Illustrations are in both colour and black and white and in the main unseen, the whole printed on quality art paper, 273mm x 215mm with in excess of 90 illustrations. Western Times will fill a gap on the shelves of those with an interest in the ‘Western’ whether that be in the past or in more recent times. It is sure to be sought after so make sure you secure your copy today at just £12.50. Publications every six months.

PLEASE NOTE: Subscription Enquires. Due to changes in the projected time span of future issues of Western Times, we regret that until the number of issues to be produced per year settles into a regular pattern, we have decided it is not practical to offer a subscription service at this stage (As advertised on p29). The intention is certainly to go to a regular number of issues per year – indeed the response to Issue 1, as well as enquiries for Issue 2 (Autumn/Winter 2021), have been very encouraging. We do still intend to operate a subscription service later and a further announcement will be made in due course.

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