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MR - Midland Railway

MR 1867 St. Pancras Station
St. PANCRAS STATION, MIDLAND RAILWAY EXTENSION (1867) We propose to give a description of the works now in course of execution for this railway, commencing at about two miles from the London terminus, and following the course of the line until we arrive at the St. Pancras station, where the line terminates. The railway is constructed for four lines of way for a considerably further distance than we have named, and at the point from which we started it emerges from under the Hampstead Junction Railway, wh..
MR 1875 Pullman Cars
PULLMAN CARS (1875)  In the year 1859 Mr. Pullman constructed the first of the cars which have since made the name of Pullman world-famed, and this car was placed in service on the Chicago and Alton Railway, a line extending from Chicago to St. Louis, some 280 miles in length. Previous to this time sleeping cars had been in use, to a limited extent, upon several American railways, but they were for the most part crude in their arrangements, and ill adapted for meeting the requirements of fatigui..
MR 1876 0-4-4 Tank Engine
Midland Railway 0-4-4 Tank Engine (1876) We give this week a two-page engraving, together with other views on the present and opposite pages, of one of a class of powerful tank locomotives constructed from the designs of Mr. Samuel W. Johnson, for working heavy local passenger traffic on the Midland Railway. The engine now illustrated may be considered to be a development of the type introduced by Mr. Johnson on the Great Eastern Railway, while he was the locomotive superintendent of that line - a type w..
MR 1876 Composite Carriage
MIDLAND RAILWAY DOUBLE-BOGIE CARRIAGES (1876). It is now about two years since the Midland Railway Company commenced running Pullman cars on their line, the first regular service of these cars having been established, as many of our readers will remember, between London and Bradford. The result of the working of these cars was so satisfactory to the company that they soon largely extended their use of double-bogie passenger stock; and when about fourteen months ago {vide page 203 of our nineteenth volume..
MR 1893 Dining Cars
NEW FIRST AND THIRD CLASS DINING CARRIAGES ON THE MIDLAND RAILWAY (1893) The Midland Railway Company, which was the first to allow third-class passengers to travel by all trains, is just about to make further provision for their convenience and comfort. Commencing on Monday, July 3rd, the Midland Company, in conjunction with the Glasgow and South Western Company, will place on the Scotch service additional afternoon expresses, which will run between London (St. Pancras) and Glasgow (St. Enoch), start..
MR 1895 Derby Works
THE MIDLAND RAILWAY COMPANY'S LOCOMOTIVE WORKS AT DERBY. (1895) In presenting to our readers a description of the Midland Railway Works, we feel sure that no apology will be required if we first briefly trace the history and development of this important line. Although nominally dating from May 10th, 1841, the Midland Railway system really may claim to have originated some twelve years prior to this date, when a short line sixteen miles long was constructed under the supervision of Robert Stephenson,..
MR 1904 Steam Coaches
STEAM MOTOR COACHES, MIDLAND RAILWAY. (1904) On July 4th the Midland Railway Company put into service the first of the self-propelling steam railway coaches that are to run between Morecambe and Heysham, and in this week’s issue, through the courtesy of Mr. Deeley, the locomotive superintendent, and Mr. Rain, the carnage and wagon superintendent, of that railway, we are able to publish several illustrations and give the leading particulars of one of these vehicles. Two of these coaches have been co..