The 162nd issue ofJoint Line, the Society's quaterly magazine has been posted to all members.
The Summer 2014 issue gives updates from all departments on the North Norfolk Railway and Society, with the latest news including a report from the NNR's managing director Hugh Harkett, which carries an upbeat message about the performance of not just the Railway but the new Restoration and Overhauls business. The good news continues with reports on a number of NNR events proving successful. On the locomotive front there is an in depth report by Keith Ashford on the work being carried out to make the J15 a GER Y14 class locomotive with many photos and the other locomotives have not been forgotten, particularly the Standard 4 and the Black 5. Carriage and Wagon has the usual updates to the work on the coaches and the Society's coaches and wagons, whilst the signalling is being covered in more detail mostly through the use of photos.
There are two articles that look back to the First World War. Dave King's 'From the Sidings' shows some of the paperwork in the William Marriott Museum's collection regarding the changes to working practice as a consequence of going to war and the effects of the war. The Melton Constable memorial, that names the dead of local people in two world wars, has amongst those mentioned many M&GN employees. In the first or two parts, Chris Harley has researched all those on the memorial to give a fuller picture of their, sometimes brief, lives. The historical section is completed by another Adrian Vaughan article on the M&GN's locomotives and drivers and Doug Watts rounds up his look at the 'Leicester'.
Joint Lineis the quarterly magazine of the M&GN Joint Railway Society and is posted quarterly to all 3000 members. It is one of the UK's highest quality railway journals and is one of many membership benefits ofjoiningthe M&GN Joint Railway Society.