LNER newsletter, 1926
Catalogue reference: RAIL 393/321


L.N.E.R. NEWS
Printed and Published by the LONDON AND NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY.
Headquarters Office: KING'S CROSS, LONDON, N.1
THANKS!
Many works of appreciation have been received at our office from readers of the L.N.E.R. News.
As previously stated we shall issue daily until the usual newspapers can be freely obtained.
No. 5.
MAY 13th, 1926.
GRATIS
NEWS FROM ALL QUARTERS.
GOOD NEWS. SEE HOW THEY RUN.
Although the General Strike is over we have no information at the time of going to press in regard to the daily newspapers which will appear to-day. We are therefore issuing the "L.N.E.R. News" as usual.
Trains worked by the L.N.E.R. day by day:-
1st day
Tuesday
May 4th
148
2nd day
Wednesday
May 5th
'05
3rd day
Thursday
May 6th
578
4th day
Friday
May 7th
702
5th day
Saturday
May 8th
760
7th day
Monday
May 10th
977
8th day
Tuesday
May 11th
1154
9th day
Wednesday
May 12th
1245 est'd.
The emergency train services will be amended and increased as rapidly as the circumstances permit. Intending passengers should make enquiry at L.N.E.R. Stations, Offices and Agencies.
MILES RUN.
The daily passenger train mileage run on the L.N.E.R. system on the eighth day of the strike was 15 per cent. of normal.
On Tuesday another 1,000 L.N.E.R. men who had been on Strike returned to work.
Yesterday morning the number of signal boxes open throughout the L.N.E.R. was 983.
105 Goods trains ran on Tuesday and 145 yesterday.
RUSH HOUR WORKING. FREIGHT TRAFFIC.
The London Suburban Services on the branches at the rush hours from King's Cross and Liverpool Street improved as the Strike continued. It is interesting to note that on the branch line with the smallest service the number of trains operating was 12 per cent. of the normal. The maximum Service maintained was equal to 75 per cent. of the usual Service. Great progress is being made in the movement of goods traffic. Meat trains were run yesterday from Aberdeen to King's Cross and from Liverpool to North Eastern England. Six Fish trains were run from Hull and Grimsby to London, Manchester and Sheffield.
LOYALTY. A NOTE FOR THE FUTURE.
Messages of loyalty have been received from various points on the L.N.E.R. Whitsuntide is nearly here. Look out for the special announcements and enjoy a well earned holiday on the Drier Side of Britain.

L.N.E.R. NEWS, No. 5.  
GRIT.

HARWICH-ZEEBRUGGE
TRAIN FERRY.

An unemployed seaman stoker walked from Manchester to King's Cross to volunteer as a fireman. His boots were badly cut, but he has been supplied with a new pair. A ferry steamer loaded with railway wagons of foodstuffs will leave Zeebrugge for Harwich to-day.
THE ANNITSFORD ACCIDENT. OUR VOLUNTEERS.

As a result of the accident to the 10.0 a.m. train from Edinburgh the Civil Commissioner for Northumberland states:-

"The police are satisfied from evidence already available that the act was deliberate and mischievous. Prompt steps have been taken to trace the offenders and also to safeguard the travelling public."

Our Volunteers are demons for work but last night they gave evidence of other talents. They organised at short notice a Sing-Song and Dance to celebrate the day's events. This was held in the Emigrants Dining Room at King's Cross Station.

Brig.-Gen. Rawson has been working as a Guard on the L.N.E.R. at Hitchin.

MESSAGE TO STRIKERS.

ONE VOLUNTEER
BRINGS 50 FRIENDS.

Yesterday morning the L.N.E.R. notified their staff on strike as follows:-

"At the conclusion of the strike the number of staff whom the Company can employ will be materially reduced. The effect of the Strike upon the trade of the country must be to diminish substantially the tonnage of traffic to be handled, and it will necessarily take a considerable time for trade to recover. The company wish it to be understood that at the conclusion of the strike they will give preference for employment to those of their staff who have remained at work or who offer themselves for re-employment without delay.

HARWICH-HOOK SERVICES.

The Harwich Mail steamers are now bunkering without difficulty direct from railway trucks at the Hook of Holland, and the services will be maintained without interruption. Liverpool Street dep. 7.10 p.m. daily.

The L.N.E.R. motor boat service between Harwich-Felixstowe and Shotley was resumed at noon yesterday. A restricted service will operate to-day and full services on Friday.

The Hon. Lionel Guest, who was one of the first L.N.E.R. Volunteers, got together fifty of his friends, who did good work at Liverpool Street. He himself, with his expert knowledge and experience, drove the Liverpool Street-Yarmouth train.

Over 1,000 Volunteers have been sent to the L.N.E.R. Depots by the Agency at 110, Victoria St.

Some drops of milk were spilt at King's Cross, we are told.

The London and North Eastern Railway serves England and Scotland from the Thames to the Moray Firth. The East Coast Route to Scotland is the Shortest and Quickest.

Night Travel to the Continent via Harwich saves time and discomfort.

INITIATIVE.

A volunteer bill-poster working for the L.M.S. at Broad Street Station posted bills on boards outside Liverpool Street Station!

Please show this to as many people as possible in order to give the widest publicity.

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