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Forum: Narrow Gauge Yesterday, 09:24
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The early history of Japanese Railways is covered...

The early history of Japanese Railways is covered in exemplary fashion in a book by Dan Free.

This is my review of the book.
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Forum: Light Rail and Metros 20th March 2019, 22:14
Replies: 0
Views: 35
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Railways of l'Herault

The secondary railways of the French Departement of the Herault were built to standard gauge. They were usually built to light rail standards although on occasions were strengthened to carry more...
Forum: Light Rail and Metros 14th March 2019, 10:26
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By RogerFarnworth
This next post looks at the line which ran...

This next post looks at the line which ran between Orgon and Barbentane. The tracks for this line remain substantially in place, although a bit overgrown in places.
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Forum: Light Rail and Metros 10th March 2019, 09:29
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Railways of Bouches de Rhone

This post begins a series looking at the secondary lines in the French Departement of Bouches du Rhone. These secondary lines were built to standards akin to light rail in the UK.

The first line...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 5th March 2019, 16:40
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Kiso Forest Railways - Part E I am...

The Kiso Forest Railways - Part E

I am indebted to a number of Japanese language websites for many of the photographs in this series of posts. I am glad to say that I have been able to contact the...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 26th February 2019, 21:21
Replies: 0
Views: 102
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Monorails of the 19th Century - Book Review

Not sure that this is the right place to post this. I hope it is of interest.

I have been enjoying Adrian Garner's book "Monorails of the 19th Century." I have recently purchased it because it...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 25th February 2019, 22:07
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Kiso Forest Railways - Part D Further...

The Kiso Forest Railways - Part D

Further South down the Kiso River is the town of Nojiri. There was a significant network of 762mm railways in its immediate vicinity and in the Atera River...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 16th February 2019, 19:10
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Kiso Forest Railways - Part B This post...

The Kiso Forest Railways - Part B

This post covers one of the main logging railway networks in the Kiso Valley. ... The Otaki Forest Railway.
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Forum: Railway Stations 16th February 2019, 14:34
Replies: 0
Views: 121
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Britain's Lost Railways

At Christmas 2018, a friend gave me a book by John Minnis entitled 'Britain's Lost Railways'. It would be natural to assume that this was a book about the different lines that have been lost...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 12th February 2019, 09:50
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By RogerFarnworth
I have just begun reading a book by John Minnis -...

I have just begun reading a book by John Minnis - 'Britain's Lost Railways' - and found this picture which he says is the only one known to be in existence of the Mertyr/Penydarren Tramroad in use.
Forum: Narrow Gauge 11th February 2019, 20:59
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Kiso Forest Railways - Part A This next...

The Kiso Forest Railways - Part A

This next post provides an introduction to the Logging Railways in the Kiso Forest. Only a short tourist railway now remains of what was once a very large system...
Forum: Light Rail and Metros 9th February 2019, 21:12
Replies: 0
Views: 196
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Rails in the Road

I was given a copy of the book by Oliver Green, 'Rails in the Road' as a Christmas present. I have just finished reading it. The link below is to a review of the book.

It is a large,...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 8th February 2019, 19:36
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Recently, I have begun researching some of the...

Recently, I have begun researching some of the tramways/tramroads in the valleys of South Wales. The first of these that I looked at was the Penydarren Tramroad.

While I was looking at the website...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 6th February 2019, 18:44
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By RogerFarnworth
I promised a survey of the line between Abercynon...

I promised a survey of the line between Abercynon and Merthyr Tydfil. This next post follows the Penydarren Tramroad along its full length.
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Forum: Narrow Gauge 2nd February 2019, 22:57
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Penydarren Tramroad

The Railway Magazine, March 1951, carried a short note about the Penydarren Tramway as well as an article about Richard Trevithick and his locomotive which first ran on the Tramway in February 1804....
Forum: Narrow Gauge 30th January 2019, 22:00
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By RogerFarnworth
I hope to produce a short series of short posts...

I hope to produce a short series of short posts over the next little while which look at some of the 2ft 6in track-gauge railway in Japan. This is the first. The Kurobe Gorge Railway is both a...
Forum: Light Rail and Metros 29th January 2019, 15:02
Replies: 0
Views: 117
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Ashover Light Railway

This thread was prompted by reading old copies of "The Railway Magazine" from 1950. The September 1950 magazine carried a short article about the Ashover Light Railway which had finally closed over...
Forum: Light Rail and Metros 29th January 2019, 14:44
Replies: 0
Views: 93
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Kelvedon and Tollesbury Light Railway

I am continuing to read through old copies of ‘The Railway Magazine’. This time it is the December 1950 edition. It contains a short article about the Kelvedon and Tollesbury Light Railway in Essex....
Forum: Narrow Gauge 28th January 2019, 21:27
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By RogerFarnworth
And finally ........... This is the third of...

And finally ...........

This is the third of three planned posts about the Ashover Light Railway. I hope you enjoy the final installment. ....
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Forum: Narrow Gauge 20th January 2019, 17:13
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By RogerFarnworth
This is the second post in a short series about...

This is the second post in a short series about the Ashover Light Railway. It covers the length of the line from the Clay Cross Works to Stretton Halt. ...
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Forum: Narrow Gauge 15th January 2019, 21:08
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Ashover Light Railway

This is another thread prompted by reading old copies of "The Railway Magazine" from 1950. The September 1950 magazine carried a short article about the Ashover Light Railway which had finally closed...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 11th January 2019, 19:39
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Narrow Gauge 11th January 2019, 08:10
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Japan's Railway History

Cape Gauge was used in many countries throughout the world. It has been identified primarily with the Cape Colony in South Africa but was used first in the UK on a variety of tramways. Later its use...
Forum: Passenger Operations and Observations 4th January 2019, 14:58
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Flam Railway

I am not sure whether this falls under this category or should go somewhere else.

Over Christmas 2018 I have been reading through a number of old copies of 'The Railway Magazine'. Most of the...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 3rd January 2019, 22:38
Replies: 32
Views: 1,764
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Continuing to read through the 1950 editions of...

Continuing to read through the 1950 editions of The Railway Magazine, I came across this article in the June issue:
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