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The Great Western Echo

The Great Western Echo

The Great Western Echo is sent quarterly to all members of the Great Western Society.

Submitting Material for the Great Western Echo

The GW Echo is a full colour quality magazine, the layout design and content having been recently redesigned on a format that has been received with general approval by readers of all kinds. In order to maximise the effectiveness of their submissions contributors should follow the procedure set out below.

Submission and Publication Dates

Issue Copy Date Publication Date
Summer 2014 206 5 July 26 July
Autumn 2014 207 4 October 25 October
Winter 2014/15 208 10 January 31 January
Spring 2015 209

4 April

25 April
Summer 2015 210 4 July 25 July
Autumn 2015 211 10 October 31 October

Information for Contributors

  1. All material, other than events information and small ads (See Item 3), should be submitted directly to the editor, Les Summers. Material can be submitted as follows:
  2. The cut off date for submission of material is the last possible time for receipt by the editor of material for the next magazine. Les is often at Didcot, on the gate or for other reasons, and is happy to support DRC departmental reporters with their contributions either by taking notes from which to write up a report or to photograph some aspect of work in progress. For this purpose only he will take telephone calls at home: 01869 331790 (10.30 - 1500 and after 1700). Obviously preliminary notice is helpful.
  3. Information about Group events for the Diary should be e-mailed to Terry McCarthy (terry.mac18@googlemail.com). Small advertisements should be e-mailed to Viv Cooper (vivflack@btinternet.com).

Contributions of Articles about matters other than Didcot Railway Centre current activity eg: Historical Articles.

  1. The Echo’s area of interest covers any aspect of the GWR or BR(W) or any directly related subject, eg. GWR influence on other railways, including foreign organisations. Any aspect of Didcot, the past, current events or future plans and possibilities and articles about local railway personalities or those currently involved at Didcot are always welcome. Please aim for 2000 word maximum and no multiple part articles please. Brevity is better than complexity! Please note that contributions of copyright material must be cleared before hand with the copyright holder, regrettably we cannot fund reproduction fees.
  2. Contributors of historical articles should source reference important statements throughout their work. A simple system of numbering a particular item and noting the reference at its end will suffice.

More information about submissions, in particular regarding formatting, style, and referencing is available (68kb .pdf document)


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