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Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 12th February 2020, 15:06
Replies: 1
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Posted By RogerFarnworth
This is my second article about the line between...

This is my second article about the line between Knott End and Garstang. It completes the full length of the line. I am very grateful to a number of people for permission given to publish their...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 28th January 2020, 17:34
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Garstang to Knott End Railway

In January 2020, my wife and I stayed, once again, to the Southeast of the City of Lancaster and explored the area between the Line estuary and the Wyre estuary. It is a superb area for watching...
Forum: Passenger Operations and Observations 26th January 2020, 15:57
Replies: 1
Views: 690
Posted By RogerFarnworth
When was nationalisation of the railways first...

When was nationalisation of the railways first promoted as a significant idea? Perhaps you'd like to fix a year in your mind before reading the linked post.
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Forum: Passenger Operations and Observations 17th January 2020, 13:18
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Three further unusual locomotives/railcars. ... ...

Three further unusual locomotives/railcars. ...

The first was the first Michelin Pneumatic-Tyred Railcar (Type No.9) in the UK. The second are locomtives designed to serve the narrow gauge lines...
Forum: Passenger Operations and Observations 17th January 2020, 13:17
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Unusual Locomotive and Railcars

All around our world different engineers designed vehicles which seemingly suited the circumstances with which they were dealing.

Across the British railway network, and particularly on some of...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 10th December 2019, 17:24
Replies: 0
Views: 684
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
Replies: 1
Views: 690
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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Views: 259
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: 5,532
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: 2,457
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: 5,532
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: 5,532
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: 3,381
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: 2,058
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: 4,444
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: 4,444
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: 693
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: 4,444
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: 4,444
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: 4,444
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: 3,989
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: 9,987
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: 1,143
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: 778
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: 2,069
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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