RN.DL: 'Railway Notes' Volumes 1 to 3, 1909-1911.
NEW OCTOBER 2023. The volumes of Railway Notes appear to be quite rare items. Robert Humm wrote an article in the RCHS Journal entitled 'Three forgotten periodicals': in it, he said "Without doubt Railway Notes is the most obscure of the three..."
It was a monthly publication. Each issue contained between 8 and 12 fairly large glossy pages. There were lots of photographs, mainly 'snapshots' provided by a group of photographers rather than posed official pictures - it may well be that these have not appeared anywhere else. Their quality is reasonable for the time, but unfortunately they are generally small.
To see what else there is, a list of their main contents is provided HERE for you to consult.
If you buy this you will receive a link to download a zipped folder. That download is 172 MB, which will take a while to complete. When unzipped you can access three files, one for each year. The 1909 and 1910 files include an index, and all three volumes are provided with a list of their main contents.
Volume 1 is also available on its own as file MG012. Volumes 2 and 3 have since become available thanks to our member Steve Cochrane, who supplied scans of the ones in his own possession. If you have already bought Volume 1 and now wish to upgrade to this set containing every edition of the magazine that was ever issued, you can claim the price you have already paid off this one.
The files are word-searchable and have bookmarks to the separate months. The link for them will be available to download as soon as payment has been made. You go to your account and click on ‘Downloads’. New customers create an account as they place their order.
You may be surprised to learn that Volume 1 No. 1 was not the first edition of Railway Notes - it was the first PRINTED edition. All through the previous six years a typed version was sent by post each month round a circular chain of recipients. MG018 provides a reconstruction of what may well be the only one of these which still exists.
|Pages||132 + 150 + 149|
|File Size (MB)||172|
- Brand: GERS Downloadable Files
- Product Code: RN.DL
- Availability: In Stock