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I have spent hours and hours and hours, meandering around
Mike's Railway History
"Railways as they were in the years until 1935"

Probably not every one's cup of tea, but there are about a HUNDRED fascinating and quite long articles there, covering railways all over the world, a good deal in UK, and much specialised material, eg the prop driven railplane in Scotland, the Flying Hamburger, The Jungfrau railway etc etc. Unending pleasure for anyone interested in the history.
Highly recommended.
 

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Hey I've just spotted this.

I've got the original magazines from 1935 from which all these articles and images were lifted word for word!


They are all from a weekly series of magazine partworks called "Railway Wonders of the World" published by The Amalgamated Press and costing 7d and published in 1935.

Can you do things like this on the internet?


If you can whoopee as I have literally thousands of historic articles like this in my little collection!


And they are all very interesting indeed.

Happy modelling
Gary
 

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Well . . . this guy has done it!


I'm not at all sure of the copyright rules on older material - it can be complicated (ridiculously so sometimes). But, it's 70 years old, who would actually complain? It's not intended to make money . . . difficult decision.
 

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The thing is "Mike" has made no reference at all to the source. He does make a comment on the homepage about transfering pages to the site.

Hmmm......


The site has even won an award!



It is a bit naughty really.

I think at the very least a mention should be made of the source of the articles in these circumstances. Honesty is the best and safest policy.

I would agree that it is a shame to loose such interesting work to history and if the internet is a way of introducing these classic historic articles to a new generation then why not?

Remember that the work was written in 1935 before the start of WW2 and at a time when Britain still had a proper railway system!


Just curious but are folk here interested in seeing similar articles?

Happy modelling
Gary

PS Doug, could Model Rail Forum win an award!
 

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Very interesting - within arm's reach as I sit at the computer I have two bound volumes entitled 'Railway Wonders of the World' and edited by a Clarence Winchester. Are these the same material? There is no publication date but they are by the Amalgamated Press.

I got these volumes after my father's death over a decade ago, but had read them avidly while at home from a very young age. They are quite a good source but I suspect much of it was produced by the publicity departments of the various railway companies. There is sometimes just too much of a gloss on some matters.
But the photographs are wonderful!

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John Webb
 

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Clarence Winchester and consulting editor Cecil J Allen. This is a small world isn't it!


So who else has this partwork collection from 1935?


Don't think you are all going to be able to retire overnight. I picked my collection up for £2 and all in perfect mint rare [email protected]@K condition!


Quote from her who does not understand:-

QUOTE What junk have you bought home now!

I was tempted recently by a large box of freight bill invoices dated from about 1900 to about 1940 all signed off from Dorchester station in Dorset and containing 1000's of stamped bills headed with Great Western Railway and Southern Railway and a few other companies that passed through Dorchester. Now if I was living on my own I would have purchase this box of railwayana but when you have a wife to face it does somewhat temper the enthusiasm for such things.

Happy modelling
Gary
 
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