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Railway Press (Newspaper) - December 1, 1897, London, Middlesex MlfcWAY DECEMBER publication HiicUr this heading Tuesday at the tioifwoMurredmorethanbne Extension oi the passenger goods traffic on the Great Western chiefly between Snow HiU and taken at a coat of sometiiinfi like a quarter of f a million which is rapidly approaching includes the placing of locality of about 500 men now employed at Car The site of the new which com prises about 17 acres of land on Lord Windsors and adjoining the railway at midway between the is already being but ttfe works will not be completed for Many houses will have be erected v to accommodate the and but we un the Company will to private two additional sets of xaija Handsworth Junction and Snow the erection ofseveral bridges in the vicinity of Hockley and the of what is probably one of the strongest walls in base being some thing like feet All Saints Street and Park This has been necessary so that the land may be filled in and brought on a the permanent The bonded stores at Ejlbckiey are being exten The mere statement of the detail in no way represents the full extent of the work now being carried its importance will be apparent when the lines are open for as they shortly A very peculiar and one that might have been attended with serious is reported as occurred at Brackley Sta pn the Banbury branch of the London aiid NbrthWestern The line from Verney Junction to Banbury con of only one pair of with double pairs and two platforms at tnis As the down trairi from Bletchjey was steaming out of Brackley and crossing the points from the plaiform to the engine gave a distinct jump from the causing AUDriver and their the carnages The trainl was brought immediately and on an examination being it was found that by some means of the New Testa ment had become jkmmed between the which thereby jbeing unable to caused the jumping Had a train been coming the other assuredly have been thrown off the Needless to On the 25th a coroners jury sat to inquire into the circumstances of the death of George Bartlett on the SouthEastern Railway on the The man was opening the gates at the levelcrossing at Blackwater when a Reading goods train came and caught the down line kill ing Brown The returned a verdict of Accidental end added a rider calling on the Company forthwith to provide a bridgefor foot and vehicular an I expres sing tne opinion that the Company were much to blame for ignoring the representation of the jury when the deceased mans father was killed at the same spot while trying to save a woman who had got on the The London and NorthWestern Railway Com panys new twinscrew steamship Cambria completed her second official trial last The mean speed was found to be She will forthwith be placed upn the Companys express passenger service between Holyhead and Dublin North The Leeds district committee of the Guards Universal Friendly Society are to be congratu lated on the very excellent programme they have been able to arrange for their annual concert in aid of the widows and orphans and permanently disabled members which will be held in the Leeds Town Hall on December The following are the Hope Miss Maggie Miss Ethel Lloyd Watkins and officials are making searchinginquiries tpMliscover the perpetrator of this the Rhymney Railway Company have for many years suffered from want of room at tjieir engineering and running at Bute Docks The growth pif jthe Companys traffic rendered an extension of the works but it was found impossible to extend the exist ing or to obtain for love or money any suitable spot in Cardiff where new works could be The unfortunate result has been i hat the Cpmpany are obligeoTto build at Cfiierphilly this being the nearest point to Cardiiff wfiere an eligible site could be It is how to as has been done in some quar that the present engineering works and run niVflr will be removed en bloc to Caer the Company contemplate is toutilise the present premises at the Docks as running and thus the trainmen will continue to reside at Cardiff as The engineering the carpenters andf the wagon shop wiU be removed to j it is will involve the removal to APARTMENTa r Comfortable Sittingroom and also Sittingrocm and bfidded Room bath hot and two minutes Jrcm and and Stations no children moderate the Leeds Parish price may pe obtained from all district superintendents1 offices in stationmasters and and the joint Messrs and Whitehall Leeds and Victoria Skilbeck New LONDON At the Central Criminal on the 26th Charles surrendered to answer an indictment eharginghim with the man slaughter of Henry at Charing Cross George Elliott prosecuted for the SouthEastern Railway Company Putcell the afternoon of October SJe anpnprivileged plying for hireatthe It was that fie an improper observation to a privilegedyefcbmah ashe was leaving the station ytird with a ladv The privileged drivers resented the told the prisoner to get and he dlid blow or push was and Arnold fell and fractured his from the effects of which he died on the followr iiig morning in Charing1 Cross The prisoner told the police that they were all on him a nack of Purceirargued in defence that the witnesses were mistaken as to the circumstances under wMch Arnold received He that the affair was a pure The Jurv found the prisoner but recommenderl him to mercy on the ground of was sentenced to six imprisonment with hard Saturday last Tom of Glad stone Acton JMetropoli tan and now employed as an electrical surrendered to his bail at Westminster to answer a remanded charge of assaulting Ada a young residing at Dieppe in a car riage on the Underground Railway between Sloane Street and cuted for the rflilwauthorities Charles Stinison statement of proseciitrix was that whose acquaintance she made at accompanied her to Gloucester Road TherQ he persuaded her to return to and she alleged that on the way he Savagely attacked her to him some money he threatened to throw her out of by the prosecutrix gave contra dictory replies to several very material and Leonard of Georges who examined her immediately upother aiTival at the said the incised wound beneath her Bright might been caused by a fa1 on to Marsham said un doubtedly ther prosecutor had cpntradieted herself good the only tion of her statement was the mark upon flier It was just possible that might have been caused in There was also as to the but on the whole he did not think a jury would convict upon such evidence as bad been and the he HayneV said he would just like to remark that the company felt that they would have been Wanting in their dutv to the public had they not taken this matter Marsham I quite A meeting of signalmen was held at Trinity Tenby on November far the purpose of presenting to Liverpool and relief Forest a small present in recognition of their services in connection with the application to the Board of Directors for extension of their annual The Secretary of the Presentation in giving details of the business said the presentation about tobe made had been pur chased from the surplus of money by the signalmen in the and Ips wich to defray the expenses of meetings which had been held in connection with the Six meetings had been held since and the sum of had been collected the expenses of these meetings and 12sTiad been sent Poplar HDS the remainderbeing spent for the presents in presenting Perks a handsome brown leather Gladstone thanked him on behalf of the signalmen m the for his services as secretary in con nection with petitions to Directors for extension of their which had been no easy In addition to the six large meetings which had been fourteen meetings of delegates had been and there were three interviews with Sir presenting Green with a beautiful brown leather Rumsey also thanked him for his services as chairman of the which he bad conducted with grean credit to himself and all tlianking his fellowsignalmen1 for the handsome said he had felt a great pleasure in ddins he felt a duty to his arid thought it a great honbur to be trusted to fill the position of secretary to such There had been a great deal of but he had been greatly assisted by the and throughout the whole meetings there not been a dissenting had worked in most friendly way with the result that they had almost all they asked nTthanking his fellowsignalmen for the kind way they had recognised his said that what he did was done with a feeling of duty and because he considered it aplea sure to help his afid it could be seen that this was not the first time his had been recognised in this for he wore nrhis breast four large medals received from Mie Forestrv and one on his watchchain connection with the interchange privilege n OTJRN FURNISHED APART miimtea from Engine Northcote ;