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RH027 The Railway Magazine during World War One: Part 2 - 1916 and 1917.

  • RH027  The Railway Magazine during World War One: Part 2 - 1916 and 1917.

NEW SEPTEMBER 2014. This material is derived from issues of the Railway Magazine between January 1916 and December 1917.

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, but so too have more general ones where it is judged they have particular interest or relevance. 

Daylight saving was introduced, and Irish time was brought into line with that on the 'mainland' (until when, the clocks in Ireland had been 35 minutes behind ours!).  The GER closed some stations to save on its scarce resources, and news came through of Captain Fryatt's execution by the Germans. Railway travel for pleasure purposes was being discouraged, but surprisingly there was pressure to construct a Channel Tunnel.

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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