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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 100 - October 2008

Editorial - Jeff Jackson

This is the 100th edition of Quainton News. We would have reached this milestone a year earlier, were it not for a 2-edition pause when we were without an editor. Since qn started in 1969, it has recorded many achievements of the QRS, its predecessor the LRPS, and VAMES. These were achieved by outstanding efforts by too many members, some sadly no longer with us, to mention them individually here, but definitely warranting a collective well done everyone from qn.

As an organisation, building on the early days of the LRPS, the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre has developed impressive visitor facilities and amassed an impressive collection of static and working railway artefacts for enthusiasts and visitors to enjoy. A very notable achievement for a volunteer organisation thanks in no small measure to Andrew Bratton, who has guided us successfully over the last 24 years. 2009 will be the 40th anniversary of the founding of what is now the BRC and it would be only fitting to mark what would be a "Ruby" celebration by one or more special events. Given the lead-time to organise any such events, please pass your suggestions as soon as possible to Janet Small.

To help celebrate our 40th anniversary and mark the passing of the 40th anniversary of the end of steam on BR, it would be good to have another bumper edition. For qn 101 I would like to feature key moments in our 40 year history (particularly if relevant to the GCR / Met or Quainton in general), and a good selection of the various locomotives and rolling stock as they were when they arrived and as they are now. So please look out those old photos and associated narratives and get them to me as soon as you can and please before the end of February 2009.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 2008 and so does not reflect events in the 6+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Editorial - Jeff Jackson - Quainton News No. 100 - October 2008

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