Pannier

Pannier is an occasional journal published by the Group. This is a quality publication and includes substantial papers and historical information.

The Group maintains all past Panniers in print; back issues can be purchased at the Group's sales stand or may be ordered from:
Publications Officer, Great Western Study Group, The White House, Frogmore, Kingsbridge, Devon. TQ7 2NZ.

Volumes 1 to 16: Price £3.00 each
Volumes 17 to present: Price £3.50 each
BINDERS £5.50 each
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Pannier No.40

Pannier No.40 Spring 2017

  • Newbury Racecourse Specials (February 1939)
  • A Codford Gathering
  • Metal Roofed Bloaters (Diag. S11)
  • More Tales of Tail Lamps
  • GWR ATC Battery boxes
  • Three four coupled Tank Engines (3521 class photographs)
  • Slip Coach at Reading (April 1953 photographs))
  • Three GWR Devon postcards
Pannier No.39

Pannier No.39 Autumn 2016

  • Radipole Halt
  • Tail Lamps
  • GWR Hired-in Wagons
  • Two Views of Lostwithiel (1930s)
  • Five GWR Personalities (C19th)
  • Another Helping of Fish
  • So Sorry (Letter to competition loser!)
  • Back Driven Signals
  • Map (Folded Pocket Version)
Pannier No.38

Pannier No.38 Spring 2016

  • Rails & Rail Lubricators
  • William Shakespeare & the GWR
  • Automatic Train Control
  • Coach End Dimensions & Loading Gauge
  • Passenger Luggage in Advance
  • Fish Traffic Working (1935 Handbill)
  • Old SDR Coach body? (photograph)
  • 3537 at Exeter (photographs)
  • Hired Wagons Missing (1913 circular)
  • Working of Travelling Cranes (1915 circular)
  • Roath Branch Junction Signals (photograph)
Pannier No.37

Pannier No.37 Autumn 2015

  • Bovey Tracey Station
  • Unloading a Coral A
  • From the Cambrian (Llwyngwril Signal Box)
  • Frying Tonight! (Fish traffic from beyond the GWR)
  • Castle in the air (7005 from below)
  • Signal Box Interiors (Silk Mill Crossing, Norton Fitzwarren Junc., & Huish Crossing)
  • War Memorials
  • Passengers Entraining (2 official photographs)
  • Victualling Restaurant Cars
  • King George V on shed (1928 photographs)
  • Flange Oiler at Langstone Rock (1939 photograph)
Pannier No.36

Pannier No.36 Summer 2015

  • Reminisences of a Great Western Apprentice (at Wolverhampton Works)
  • Dean Goods at War - a follow up (see Pannier 35)
  • GLM/WAC 'Pole' 20 Ton wagon
  • Westinghouse Signals (Abergavenny)
  • GWR & WR Branded Parcel Train Brake Vans
  • Newton Abbot Up Starters
  • Portrait of a Gate (Haresfield, 1901)
  • GWR Publicity Department material (Bookmarks)
  • Another Banana Van (Y14, 1925)
Pannier No.35

Pannier No.35 Spring 2015

  • The 1925 Van Exchange (with LNER)
  • Early Cornish Perishable Traffic (C19th)
  • Broad Gauge Postcards (Hand coloured)
  • Dean Goods Locos at War (photo-feature)
  • Lostwithial Goods Shed
  • The 'Viaduct' Coach (see Pannier 34)
Pannier No.34

Pannier No.34 Autumn 2014

  • A Visit to Swindon Works (c1930)
  • Montacute Station - A Miscellany
  • An Accident at Reading Station (1914)
  • Rebuilding Milltown Viaduct (1896)
  • A Cambrian Miscellany
  • WWII Anti-glare screens for Tender Locomotives
  • GWR Structure Colours (Additional Notes)
  • Avonmouth Docks (1920 photograph)
Pannier No.33

Pannier No.33 Winter 2013/14

  • Walkham Viaduct
  • Codsall Station
  • Carriage 249/W80978
  • The Dean/Churchward Transition
  • Combined Name and Number Plates (photos)
  • Diagram U1 Stone Wagons
  • Minks B, C, and D (photos)
  • Trailer 92: photos of the newly preserved Diag. U coach
Pannier No.32

Pannier No.32 Spring 2013

  • Brakes and Minks B, C, and D
  • USA Locomotives (wartime photos)
  • More Monkey Train photos - Excursion Trains to Clifton Down
  • Plymouth North Road Reconstruction (photos from 1940)
  • The Safety Movement Part 5: Did it work?
  • GWR Cabside Numberplates Part 3
  • A Nameless Saint (photos of 2978)
Pannier No.31

Pannier No.31 Winter 2013

  • GWR Toad 35831 (Diag AA4)
  • The Safety Movement Part 4: The Messages
  • An Unusual Occurrence (accident at Wishford in 1874)
  • P4 GWR and PO wagon modelling description Part 2
  • Photos from Jack Slinn collection (incl. Hayes creosoting yard)
  • 1944 Ambulance train drawing
  • Tettenhall station buildings
  • Cataloguing the Swindon Drawings
Pannier No.30

Pannier No.30 Summer 2012

  • The Safety Movement Part 3: Innovative Safety Techniques
  • More Monkey Train photos - Excursion Trains to Clifton Down
  • Loco 100 A1 Lloyds portrait photo
  • Benefits of GWSG Web Group
  • GWR Cabside Nameplates Part 2
  • P4 GWR and PO wagon modelling description Part 1
  • 'Last Journey at Bramley' (1936 GWR film still images)
Pannier No.29

Pannier No.29 Spring 2011

  • The Safety Movement Part 2: The GW Magazine Articles & Safety Booklets
  • Monkey Trains - Excursion Trains to Clifton Down, for Bristol Zoo
  • The Butts Spur Line, Worcester
Pannier No.28

Pannier No.28 Winter 2010

  • Blagdon (Wrington Vale Light Railway)
  • The Safety Movement Part 1: An Introduction
  • Further Notes on the "Armstrongs" and their Predecessors
  • The Dean/Churchward Transition [corrected version of Pannier No.27]
  • Tornado [corrected version of Pannier No.27]
  • Riding of Coaching Stock
Pannier No.27

Pannier No.27 Spring 2010

  • Wolverhampton Low level
  • Collett Bow End van third 5106
  • The Dean/Churchward Transition
  • GWR Cabside Numberplates Part 1
  • Westbury Station
  • A Great Western Locomotive in an unusual role at Blandford
  • Tornado (A GW locomotive name)
Pannier No.26

Pannier No.26 Summer 2009

  • Birmingham Snow Hill Side Entrance
  • Notes on the Armstrongs and their Predecessors
  • Traffic Through Oxford in 1902
  • Ernest Wiltshire - Driver
  • Scratchbuilding Interesting Prototypes
  • Last Journey in Close Up
  • Swindon Locomotive Change
Pannier No.25

Pannier No.25 Spring 2009

  • Coach 2400
  • Notes On "The Great Bear"
  • Brent
  • Last Boat Trains to Avonmouth
Pannier No.24

Pannier No.24 Winter 2008

  • Hallen Marsh
  • Freight Train Formations
  • Handling Railway Scrap
  • Albert Edward Wiltshire
  • Clerestory Luggage Tri-Composite no.(6)820
  • The Yeovil Complexity
  • Carews
  • Articulated Stock in the Movies
Pannier No.23

Pannier No.23 Spring 2008

  • Great Western Pullman Coaches
  • Codsall Signal Box
  • Hallen Marsh Junction
  • A29 Autocoach
  • Dean 48ft Brake
  • Breakaways
  • Season Tickets
Pannier No.22

Pannier No.22 Winter 2006/2007

  • GWR Magazine - Death of Mr.G.J.Churchward
  • Chains & Shackles
  • GWR Magazine - "His Masters Voice" Radio Show Train
  • Two 'Siphons'
  • More Siphons
  • Frogmore Grab Handles
  • Whitewash Coach Revisited
  • Listing of GWR Wagons in Preservation
  • Making "The Last Journey" Film on the GWR
Pannier No.21

Pannier No.21 Winter 2005/2006

  • Toad W35403-Norwich
  • Milk Train
  • Streamliners
  • Dean Goods 2516
  • The 'Whitewash coach (DW) 139
  • Whitewash Coach Great Western Magazin extracts
  • Cosford Signal Box
  • More Great Western Vans
  • Blagdon Station, Wrington Vae Light Railway
Pannier No.20

Pannier No.20 Summer 2005

  • The REAL American Bogie
  • Notes on the "Krugers"
  • Long Lived Toads
  • Three Barnstaple branch trains
  • 2935 Caynham Court
  • Hawksworth Coaches
  • Diagram O27 Opens
  • Index to Pannier Issues 1-18
Pannier No.19

Pannier No.19 Summer 2004

  • GW Brake Van Brandings
  • Rare Autocoach Photograph
  • More Wagon Photographs
  • Diffident and Different but they did exist
  • An Unusual Carriage
  • Vintage Rake
  • Westbury Semaphores
  • Starcross Occupation Crossing
Pannier No.18

Pannier No.18 Winter 2003

  • GWR Locomotive Tenders Part 2, 1926-1962
  • Coal Traffic and Private Owner Wagons in the South West
Pannier No.17

Pannier No.17 Spring 2003

  • GWR Narrow Gauge Locomotive Tenders Part 1, 1854-1952
  • Birches and Billbrook Halt
Pannier No.16

Pannier No.16 Autumn 2002

  • GWR Load and Structure Gauges
  • Private Owner wagons in the South West
  • Broad Gauge Load and Structure 1877
  • Load and Structure 1933
  • Barlow Rail
  • Accident at Norton Fitzwarren 1890
  • GWR Rail Built Stop Blocks
Pannier No.15

Pannier No.15 Winter 2002

  • GWR 4 and 6 wheel Coach Designs in the Dean Era
  • Transatlantic Travel Illustrations
  • Coal traffic and Private Owner wagons in the South West
  • China Clay Wagons
  • Newport (High Street)
  • GWR Clerestory Bogie Coaches
  • Saddle Tank Lettering - another viewpoint
Pannier No.14

Pannier No.14 Autumn 2001

  • GWR Early 8 wheel Clerestory Coaches
  • A Wonderful Country Branch Station
  • Lettering on Saddle Tanks
  • Transatlantic Travel and GW Hotels
  • Diary of a Bristolian
Pannier No.13

Pannier No.13 Spring 2001

  • Mechanism of Livery Change
  • Whit Weekend Train Identification in the 1930's
  • Outside Frame Wooden Vans
  • Barlow Rail
Pannier No.12

Pannier No.12 Autumn 2000

  • Four and Six Wheel Coaches in the Dean Era
  • In Search of a Saloon
  • Third Class Saloon Dia G20
  • Beer and Co Wagons
Pannier No.11

Pannier No.11 Spring 2000

  • Timetables and stock allocation for Clarbeston Road
  • Whit Weekend Train Identification in the 1930's
  • Coal Traffic and Private Owner Wagons in the South West
  • Pentewan
  • GWR Ground Signals
  • Derailed Special near Pershore circa 1900
Pannier No.10

Pannier No.10 Summer 1998

  • Cover Notes - New Milford
  • GWR Coach Working - Intermediate Services
  • GWR 4 and 6 Wheel Coaches (Part 2)
  • GWR Miscellany
  • New Milford
  • Dinmore Tunnel

 

Pannier No.9

Pannier No.9 Autumn 1997

  • Cover Notes - Exeter St David's
  • Great Western Through Coach Working
  • GWR 4 and 6 Wheel Coaches (Part 1)
  • GWR Shipping Interest
  • GWR Structure Colours
  • 3451 'Pelican"
Pannier No.8

Pannier No. 8 Winter 1996

  • List of Restaurant and Sleeping Cars, Kitchen and Buffet Coaches
  • GWR Standard Destination Boards
  • Droitwich Station September 19923
  • Coal Traffic in the South West
  • Getting Started on the Knowledge
  • GWR Dia K12 Stores Van
  • GWR Structure Colours
Pannier No.7

Pannier No. 7 Spring 1996

  • Cover Notes - Diesel Railcar
  • Braking Arrangements for the Tall V4 vans
  • The Reg Cooper Negatives
  • The Burford Branch
  • Of Some Interest
Pannier No.6

Pannier No. 6 Summer 1994

  • Cover Notes - Torbay Express
  • The 844 Class (Cambrian Railways 15 Class)
  • GWR 3 Plank Open Wagons
  • Brunel's Cornish Viaducts
  • Bristol Divisional Superintendents Office in Latter GW Days
  • Of Some Interest
  • Interlude at Great Malvern
Pannier No.5>

Pannier No. 5 Summer 1992

  • Cover Notes - Cornish Riviera Limited departs Paddington
  • Taking Stock pt 1 - Coaching Stock for Brent
  • Hole in the Wall - Victoria Station 1865
  • Diagram R Steam Railmotor - Blacksmith Model
  • Selecting Prototype Buildings for a GWR Layout
  • Of Some Interest
  • What do you Know?
Pannier No.4

Pannier No. 4 Summer 1992

  • Cover Notes - Broad Gauge Locos in Swindon Storage Sidings
  • Tregenna Castle Hotel, St Ives
  • Photo Feature - GWR 4-4-0 No 3559 by Tony Reynalds
  • A Summer Saturday Arrival
  • The GWR in the First World War
  • GWR Goods Yard Cranes
  • Y2 Fruit Vans - Postscript
Pannier No.3

Pannier No. 3 Winter 1991

  • Cover Notes - New Milford 1904
  • The GWR Dia Y2 Fruit Vans
  • Station Truck Working
  • Route Indicator Signals in 4mm
  • GWR 6 wheeled Siphon - Detailing to D&S kit
  • The Cornish Riviera Paintings of Murray Secretan
  • Glorious Devon
  • The Mew
  • Livery Matters
Pannier No.2

Pannier No. 2

  • The Buildings of Hungerford pt 2
  • Station Truck Working to Fairford
  • Personal Recollection of an Evening Excursion, 50 Years On
  • Early Great Western Stock Report Forms
  • A Coach Livery Detail
Pannier No.1

Pannier No. 1

  • The Khaki Livery 1915-1917
  • Memo from General Manager 1902
  • The Construction of Hungerford in 4mm
  • GWR Coach Liveries 1946-1948
  • Wells (Somerset)