Society Spotlight: The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society (RCTS)

LMS 27109 at Rowsley South

It was while browsing for photos of LMS carriages that I recently rediscovered to the RCTS website, and came upon some gems that are of particular interest to the LMS carriage restorer, within their carriage conundrums section.

Perhaps most relevant to the LMSCA is an article featuring our very own 27109, asking Where was LMSR . . . → Read More: Society Spotlight: The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society (RCTS)

Derby 175: Carriage Building in Derby

2014 marks the 175th anniversary of the arrival of railways into Derby. In 1839 the first passenger services between Derby and Nottingham began. At the same time, workshops were set up by the North Midland Railway, the Midland Counties Railway and the Birmingham and Derby Railway near Derby station. These developed into a large complex . . . → Read More: Derby 175: Carriage Building in Derby

LMS Carriage Searcher 1998

In 1998 members of the LMS Carriage Association made another trip up to Scotland. However, instead of hunting out carriages in farmers’ fields, this trip was to dismantle the remains of an old Midland carriage over the course of a week. This would yield many spares to help in the restoration of other carriages.

LMS Carriage Searcher Autumn 1997

Members of the LMS Carriage Association took their third trip up to the north of Scotland to undertake some more hunting for LMS carriage spares. New sources were found as well as revisiting some of the previous locations for some more recovery. One find would set up the next trip the following year.

LMS Carriage Searcher Spring 1997

This was the second adventure to an area north of Aberdeen for the members of the LMS Carriage Association. As before the purpose was to try and find as many LMS carriage bodies in farmers’ fields with the aim of recovering spares to help with the restoration of carriages under its care.

This expedition was . . . → Read More: LMS Carriage Searcher Spring 1997

LMS Carriage Searcher 1996

Back in the late 90s, word got around that there were old railway carriages to be found in farmer’s fields in the area to the north of Aberdeen. Many of which could yield spares to help with the restoration of carriages on preserved railways. With this new found information members of what was to become . . . → Read More: LMS Carriage Searcher 1996

An introduction to the NRM online photo collection

The National Railway Museum have recently launched a railway photos section on their website, which of course includes some photos of interest in relation to LMS carriages.

This first five photos (NRM ref containing DY) illustrate various stages of the construction and assembly of railway carriages at Derby Carriage Works in Midland Railway days, prior . . . → Read More: An introduction to the NRM online photo collection