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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 29 - Autumn 1976


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J R Fairman - Cab to Cab, 29th August, 1976

Editors of Society magazines are usually allowed, by their Committee, a good measure of freedom of choice in their editorial themes. Some exercise this privilege by opting out and not writing an editorial! This is probably on the assumption that the editorial is the one part of the magazine which is skipped by the average member! Some editors appear to be able to pose as conjurers and produce a juicy piece of information out of the postbag to launch each issue. That is probably a good ploy to encourage members to start reading their magazine by reading these quality gems of stop press news. Your own editor is one of those scribes who is rarely fortunate enough to be fed with one of these succulent items but who, nevertheless, fosters a fond hope that there are some readers who turn to the Editorial. So it is with pleasure that I thank those members who took the trouble to write to me in response to my requests for information on the past activities at Quainton Road, especially to Henry Casserley who also sent some photographs which will appear in the magazine in a future issue. It was also good to hear from Mr Harry Tubbs, a man with many memories of working on the Brill branch in the days of the old Metropolitan Railway. Mr Tubbs will be telling his story to David Glennie and his son Andrew and we will all look forward to reading the accounts of his experiences in and around Quainton Road station.

As I prepare the scripts for this 29th issue I would like to say how grateful I am to those members who have helped me with news and stories of interest to our readers. Three or four good articles are required every three months and I was nearly despairing early in August because I had no copy at all! So please send your contributions and photographs to me as often as you can and don't wait for the Press Date; that is simply the last date for me to receive material for the next issue.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1976 and so does not reflect events in the 39+ 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 - Quainton News No. 29 - Autumn 1976

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