ASLEF Journal - October 2021

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On the slow train from Midsomer Norton and Mumby Road - no churns, no porter, no cat on a seat

News

ASLEF in action at the Labour Party conference

Dave Tyson is on his bike for cancer research and Off the Rails: Simon Dahdi and Emma
Raducanu; Charlie Watts; and Caitlin Moran

Tony Wood’s first Driver story for the Journal

Kevin calls on Sturgeon to step up to the plate

Bernard Kennedy and Lesley Atkins-Smith speak at a virtual Trades Union Congress

 

Features

Vicky Badham-May and Juanita George talk to Rachel Reeves and Marsha de Cordova about diversity on Britain’s railways

Jen Thornton takes an LTM Hidden London tour on the Kingsway Tramway Subway

Bernard Richards enjoys some of the best poetry and prose, inspired by Britain’s railways, written in the 20th century

Chris Proctor recalls the Great Shalimar (or Crystal Palace) at the Great Exhibition moved across the capital to Penge Place in Sydenham

Amy Nicholson on dealing with long covid

 

Regulars

Branch News and Upcoming Events, Obituaries, Letters
Afghanistan: the graveyard of empires

Henry Russell recalls a chance encounter in an old railway goods yard at Novosibirsk in  Russia

On Track: As the Conservative Party conference meets in Manchester, members say the shine has come off the PM’s shoes