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Book Launch: Artur Loewental
Outstanding sculptor of medals with Lincoln connection

John Turner’s recently published book on Artur Loewental was launched at an SLHA meeting on 23 November.

Ken Redmore, Chairman of SLHA Publications Committee, congratulated John on his achievement and expressed confidence in the success of the book.

Ros Beevers was also thanked for her excellent design and typesetting work which added considerably to the book’s value.

The packed audience then enjoyed slices of special iced cake decorated with an image of Loewental’s self portrait medal.

Buy a copy of the book.

John Turner, the author, with his book and celebratory cake

November 2014

Ruston & Hornsby Locomotives
Launch of a new book

Over 30 people came to the launch of the book Ruston and Hornsby Diesel Locomotive Album by county author Andrew Neale at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, organised by the Society.  Ray Hooley, Ruston archivist, spoke and conducted the launch.

From modest beginnings late in 1931 Ruston and Hornsby became Britain’s largest builder of diesel railway locomotives. In a period of 36 years they built over 6500 locomotives, both narrow and standard gauges. Locomotives were built in Lincoln with their engines made in Grantham.

The book describes and illustrates the range and scope of these, using mainly official photographs of superb quality taken by the company both at the works and on active service.

The book is available from Jews Court bookshop, price £28.00.

Andrew Neale and Ray Hooley

October 2014