Doing the locomotion

The Locomotive November 15th 1913_000001

Over 100 years old and fascinating. Click for a larger version. I’m indebted to David Evans for another brilliant contribution.

The young David Evans has been at the old magazine dealer again, and purchased a wonderful magazine from 1913: The Locomotive, a 55 page periodical (the back cover is missing, sadly) aimed at railway engineers and owners.

David has kindly scanned the whole issue for blog readers to enjoy – just the thing for an leisurely read on an easter Sunday afternoon.

This is a remarkable publication that I never realised existed – look out for some hauntingly familiar names – including The Patent Shaft!

Thanks to David for a marathon scanning session and huge email! I’ve made the pages available individually, or the whole thing as a PDF file. This is the second such donation from David, who previously sent in the Meccano Magazine. It really is most generous and I thank him profusely.

I really enjoy this kind of thing, but please let me know what you think – comment here, or BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers!

Download The Locomotive, 15th November 1913 in PDF format here – 24 megabytes

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3 Responses to Doing the locomotion

  1. Clive says:

    Nice one Dave.

  2. Pedro says:

    What a great find for anyone interested in railway history.

    On page 253 it mentions the West of India Portuguese Railway (a British Company), running 51 miles and linking the Portuguese harbour of Mormugao (Goa) to the British frontier at Castlerock. It ascends the Western Ghats to the summit, 1,907 feet above sea level. With tunnels and viaducts of very bold design.

    “Castlerock railway station has turned darling for movie makers…. Scenes of the historical railway station and surrounding attractive sites in both movies have made this area popular and caused for increase in the number of travellers, especially adventure lovers.”

    A Trip To Dudhsagar Waterfalls- Documentary

  3. Pedro says:

    Bollywood! The movies are Chennai Express and Kannada.

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