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Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 28th November 2020, 09:38
Replies: 11
Views: 5,778
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Since first posting about APOC/AIOC on 19th...

Since first posting about APOC/AIOC on 19th November, a number of people have pointed me to considerably more information about the 2ft 6in gauge and the 3ft gauge railways that served different part...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 19th November 2020, 22:59
Replies: 11
Views: 5,778
Posted By RogerFarnworth
This is my final post in a series about the...

This is my final post in a series about the railways of Iran. It focuses on a narrow gauge system, some 40 miles in total length, which served the Abadan Oil Depot and refinery. Available information...
Forum: Light Rail and Metros 10th November 2020, 21:12
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By RogerFarnworth
I like this!

I like this!
Forum: Light Rail and Metros 10th November 2020, 16:59
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Colonel Stephens of Light Railway Fame and Tonbridge, Kent

A recent short article in 'The Colonel' reminded me that my maternal grandparents lived close to Colonel Stephens' Office in Tonbridge, Kent. This link is to a short article about that part of...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 30th October 2020, 12:39
Replies: 8
Views: 4,340
Posted By RogerFarnworth
This next post completes the length of the...

This next post completes the length of the Strabane and Letterkenny Railway
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Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 21st October 2020, 16:21
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Hay Inclined Plane at Coalport near Ironbridge, Shropshire

Travelling South to Ludlow in late October, I came across an example of a Canal Inclined Plane at Coalport, Shropshire. It qualifies as a railway although its primary purpose was the carrying of...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 21st October 2020, 14:01
Replies: 16
Views: 4,121
Posted By RogerFarnworth
I have been exploring the history of the...

I have been exploring the history of the Metre-gauge Tramways in Nice through reading a french-language book about their history. To do so, I have had to use translation software as my French has not...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 12th October 2020, 19:48
Replies: 8
Views: 4,340
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Within 24 hours of posting about the Strabane and...

Within 24 hours of posting about the Strabane and Letterkenny Railway between Raphoe and Convoy, Kerry Doherty got in touch to say that he would try to gain access to the Lime Kiln and an associated...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 9th October 2020, 16:01
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Railways of Jamaica

I have just finished reading a book about the railways of Jamaica which prompted a little research on-line. Jamaica still intends to reopen its railways system.
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Forum: Narrow Gauge 5th October 2020, 19:06
Replies: 8
Views: 4,340
Posted By RogerFarnworth
This next post is the second in a series about...

This next post is the second in a series about the Strabane and Letterkenny Railway Line. There will be a further post in due course.
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Forum: Narrow Gauge 12th September 2020, 19:58
Replies: 21
Views: 7,309
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Darkhill Ironworks, Titanic Steelworks and...

Darkhill Ironworks, Titanic Steelworks and associated railways and tramways. .....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/09/12/the-forest-of-dean-milkwall-tramway-at-dark-hill
Forum: Narrow Gauge 5th September 2020, 18:28
Replies: 21
Views: 7,309
Posted By RogerFarnworth
This short addendum to my most recent post...

This short addendum to my most recent post provides photographs with comments which were taken at the site of Flour Mill Colliery where The Flour Mill Ltd undertakes heavy engineering work...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 4th September 2020, 16:50
Replies: 21
Views: 7,309
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Bream Heritage Walk, the Oakwood Tramway and...

The Bream Heritage Walk, the Oakwood Tramway and The Flour Mill Ltd

The Forest of Dean continues to be one of my favourites places. In 2020 we, once again, stayed there in the first week of...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 28th July 2020, 12:43
Replies: 8
Views: 4,340
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The last post above was uploaded yesterday (27th...

The last post above was uploaded yesterday (27th July 2020). Immediately after having sent it, I got a further email from Kerry Doherty who lives in Ballindrait close to the line. He sent me a number...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 27th July 2020, 14:46
Replies: 8
Views: 4,340
Posted By RogerFarnworth
This next post about the Co. Donegal Railways is...

This next post about the Co. Donegal Railways is the first looking at the Strabane to Letterkenny Railway. It begins at Strabane and runs as far as the town of Raphoe which was an ancient seat of...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 23rd July 2020, 12:52
Replies: 2
Views: 2,674
Posted By RogerFarnworth
A short note about a couple of publications which...

A short note about a couple of publications which focus on the Guinness Brewery Railways. .....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/07/22/the-guinness-brewery-railways-dublin-again
Forum: Narrow Gauge 15th July 2020, 14:19
Replies: 8
Views: 4,340
Posted By RogerFarnworth
After completing the first two articles in the...

After completing the first two articles in the series, covering the Glenties Branch, I was put in touch with Kerry Doherty who lives in Co. Donegal and he provided a few images of the branch. I have...
Forum: Light Rail and Metros 8th July 2020, 21:43
Replies: 1
Views: 4,213
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Railways of the Channel Islands

Part 1 - Alderney

There was a short industrial railway on Alderney which has since become a tourist attraction on the island carrying passengers in two 1959 London underground carriages.
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Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 2nd July 2020, 22:19
Replies: 11
Views: 5,778
Posted By RogerFarnworth
This is probably my penultimate post on the...

This is probably my penultimate post on the railways of Iran. I want, at some stage to review what is known about the railways which served the Oil fields in the South of Iran and a final...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 22nd June 2020, 15:08
Replies: 8
Views: 4,340
Posted By RogerFarnworth
This post covers the remaining length of the...

This post covers the remaining length of the Glenties Branch. I have been unable to find early photographs of the locations along the line.
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Forum: Narrow Gauge 15th June 2020, 22:04
Replies: 3
Views: 2,767
Posted By RogerFarnworth
It his is a very tardy response, for which my...

It his is a very tardy response, for which my profuse apologies. I forgot to follow my own post and so missed your question. The answer is Yes. We enjoyed the holiday in Orkney very much.
Forum: Narrow Gauge 14th June 2020, 20:28
Replies: 8
Views: 4,340
Posted By RogerFarnworth
I am working on the next length of the Glenties...

I am working on the next length of the Glenties Branch but wanted to have a look at some of the railmotors/Railcars on the Co. Donegal Railways. This post covers the petrol-powered railmotors which...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 14th June 2020, 18:32
Replies: 2
Views: 1,488
Posted By RogerFarnworth
This is the final installment of my look at the...

This is the final installment of my look at the railways of Gloucester Docks. This article covers the western side of the docks and of the upper reaches of the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal.
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Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 29th May 2020, 18:45
Replies: 2
Views: 1,488
Posted By RogerFarnworth
This second post in this series looks at the...

This second post in this series looks at the railways to the East of the Canal and Docks in Gloucester - The High Orchard Branch, the Hempsted Branch and the sidings associated with both these lines...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 29th May 2020, 09:21
Replies: 8
Views: 4,340
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Co. Donegal Railways

My wife and I were due to spend a couple of weeks walking in Co. Donegal in April and May 2020. Instead, we remained at home in Ashton-under-Lyne, continuing to do the jobs we love! I would have been...
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