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Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 10th December 2019, 17:24
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Posted By RogerFarnworth
Horwich Loco Works

For a number of years in the 1920s and possibly also the 1930s my grandfather worked as a blacksmith in Horwich Loco Works. The works have always, as a result, had a specific interest for me. It has...
Forum: Passenger Operations and Observations 9th December 2019, 20:42
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Views: 54
Posted By RogerFarnworth
British Railways in 1948

I have recently purchased the six copies of The Railway Magazine which were issued in 1948. The first of these coincides with the formation of British Railways, and the January/February 1948 issue of...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 27th November 2019, 17:34
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Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Glasson Dock Branch

In early November 2019, my wife and I spent a week or so staying just to the Southwest of Lancaster. During our time there we walked along much of the old Glasson Dock Branch which is now a cycleway...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 16th November 2019, 17:05
Replies: 22
Views: 4,474
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Lynn & Fakenham Railway - Part 1. ... ...

The Lynn & Fakenham Railway - Part 1. ...

This post results from reading Issue No. 30 of the "Railway Archive" Journal. It contains an article about the locomotives originally purchased for the...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 13th November 2019, 21:58
Replies: 3
Views: 2,030
Posted By RogerFarnworth
This next post relates in passing to the...

This next post relates in passing to the Penydarren Tramroad. It focuses primarily on the Plymouth Ironworks an Collieries which grew as a result of the existence of the Tramroad and the later...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 26th October 2019, 17:19
Replies: 22
Views: 4,474
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Interesting Beeyar Wunby. What areas have you...

Interesting Beeyar Wunby. What areas have you already cover by drone?

Best wishes

Roger
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 26th October 2019, 15:34
Replies: 22
Views: 4,474
Posted By RogerFarnworth
There is a lot more to cover about the railways...

There is a lot more to cover about the railways in and around King's Lynn. This post gives a flavour of what is to come in due course.
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Forum: Light Rail and Metros 14th October 2019, 18:17
Replies: 5
Views: 2,738
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Further decline in the urban tramway network in...

Further decline in the urban tramway network in Nice occurred from the late 1920s into the 1930s. Buses became politically more acceptable than the trams. ... This post continues my reflections based...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 13th October 2019, 12:58
Replies: 1
Views: 1,821
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Very recently, I have been reading a book about...

Very recently, I have been reading a book about the Bicester Military Railway which was published in 1992. It was published by the Oxford Publishing Company and is widely available to buy...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 6th October 2019, 17:23
Replies: 18
Views: 3,862
Posted By RogerFarnworth
I have recently encountered two small books, both...

I have recently encountered two small books, both of which are facsimile editions of much older books. The first is a 19th century guide to the Forest of Dean for early holiday makers. The second...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 24th September 2019, 19:37
Replies: 18
Views: 3,862
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Trafalgar Colliery - I have enjoyed reviewing the...

Trafalgar Colliery - I have enjoyed reviewing the available documentation about Trafalgar Colliery in the Forest of Dean. I hope this post is of interest.
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Forum: Light Rail and Metros 18th September 2019, 20:28
Replies: 0
Views: 533
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Tanat Valley Light Railway

In August 2019 my wife and I belated celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary by having a few days away. We chose to stay West of Llanymynech in the Welsh Borders.

While we were there we travelled...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 16th September 2019, 14:44
Replies: 18
Views: 3,862
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Another Forest of Dean Colliery. .... Flour Mill...

Another Forest of Dean Colliery. .... Flour Mill Colliery. ...

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2017/09/30/the-flour-mill-colliery
Forum: Narrow Gauge 15th September 2019, 19:23
Replies: 18
Views: 3,862
Posted By RogerFarnworth
My wife and I stay in the Forest of Dean most...

My wife and I stay in the Forest of Dean most years. September 2019 was no exception. We stayed in a cottage close to what were Cannop and Speech House Collieries which were both rail served when...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 15th September 2019, 19:17
Replies: 18
Views: 3,862
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The industrial history of the Forest of Dean is...

The industrial history of the Forest of Dean is such that the intensity of activity was high throughout the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. Innovation was rife and nowhere was...
Forum: Railway Stations 13th September 2019, 17:30
Replies: 8
Views: 3,789
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Guardian carried an article on 31st August...

The Guardian carried an article on 31st August 2019 about old rail routes being used as cycleways. It suggested the 10 best routes where old railway formations are in use as cycleways. Theirs is not...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 24th August 2019, 19:43
Replies: 76
Views: 9,127
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Central Var line again. ... I am working...

The Central Var line again. ...

I am working on completing a book about the Central Var line of Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France. About 75% of the way through the work now and reviewing my...
Forum: Railway Stations 15th August 2019, 17:37
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Skelton Junction

I guess this qualifies, just about, for this area of the forum as the linked post does talk about West Timperley Station. .....

What makes a good post? I am not exactly sure. Many of mine are...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 13th August 2019, 19:42
Replies: 0
Views: 622
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Slovenia

I have just picked up a copy of Global Railway Review. The July 2019 issue. The feature article focusses on infrastructure in Slovenia. It can also be found on line...
Forum: Light Rail and Metros 13th August 2019, 08:35
Replies: 4
Views: 1,859
Posted By RogerFarnworth
This is probably my last post on the S&MLR. It...

This is probably my last post on the S&MLR. It covers the line and the military depots that it served from 1941 until it closure in the very early 1960s.
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Forum: Light Rail and Metros 3rd August 2019, 21:49
Replies: 4
Views: 1,859
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Colonel Stephens loved to experiment. Railmotors...

Colonel Stephens loved to experiment. Railmotors were a particular theme. He bought a series of Ford Railmotors for his different light railways. One set was purchased for the Shropshire and...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 29th July 2019, 08:49
Replies: 2
Views: 2,010
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Hi dfporth Good to hear from you. Best wishes...

Hi dfporth
Good to hear from you.
Best wishes
Roger
Forum: Light Rail and Metros 27th July 2019, 15:58
Replies: 4
Views: 1,859
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Gazelle is known to have taken charge of two...

Gazelle is known to have taken charge of two different coaches in its time on the Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway. The first was a cut down version of a London Horse Tram. The second used...
Forum: Light Rail and Metros 21st July 2019, 21:40
Replies: 4
Views: 1,859
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The next post in this series links the place I...

The next post in this series links the place I grew up during teenage years with the Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway. 'Gazelle' was made in King's Lynn and has had an interesting history!...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 21st July 2019, 21:26
Replies: 22
Views: 4,474
Posted By RogerFarnworth
One of the directors of the Docks and Harbour...

One of the directors of the Docks and Harbour Railways in King's Lynn was William Burkitt, a self-made local business man who had the means to order his own locomotive from Alfred Dodman & Company of...
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