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RH026 The Railway Magazine during World War One: Part 1 - 1914 and 1915.

  • RH026  The Railway Magazine during World War One: Part 1 - 1914 and 1915.

NEW SEPTEMBER 2014. This material is derived from issues of the Railway Magazine between September 1914 and December 1915.

These extracts give an idea of some of the effects the War had on the railways, on railwaymen and on the population more generally. Items relating to the GER have been included (notably an illustrated article, obviously written before the War, extolling the virtues of Lowestoft for your holiday - with no mention whatsoever of the dangers of naval bombardment or Zeppelin bombings!), but so too have more general ones where it is judged they have particular interest or relevance. 

Amazingly, early in the War the GER announced a major acceleration of their schedules - and even more unexpectedly we learn that the fastest stop-to-start run over their whole system was now between Halesworth and Woodbridge!

The selections have been taken from an incomplete run of the Magazines. The issues from 1914 to 1918 are particularly scarce. When the latest copy had been read, the owner was encouraged to send it to the lads in the trenches – and conditions there were not ideal for preserving them!

The text from the magazines is unaltered, but has been put into more modern font and is fully word-searchable.

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