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Forum: Passenger Operations and Observations 14th October 2021, 00:20
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Posted By RogerFarnworth
Wennington to Morecambe and Heysham (via Lancaster)

I have just finished reading Roy Davies', Wennington to Morecambe and Heysham (via Lancaster) which was published as one of the Middleton Press Albums. The review is below:
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Forum: Narrow Gauge 20th September 2021, 20:52
Replies: 4
Views: 2,689
Posted By RogerFarnworth
This is a short post about the Cheltenham end of...

This is a short post about the Cheltenham end of the tramroad. It highlights exuberant reflections on the Leckhampton Quarries by Humphrey Household. ....
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Forum: Narrow Gauge 18th September 2021, 20:17
Replies: 22
Views: 10,420
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Humphrey Household included a short chapter about...

Humphrey Household included a short chapter about the Forest in his 1984 book about the railways of Gloucestershire in the 1920s
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Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 15th September 2021, 20:41
Replies: 12
Views: 9,060
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Recently, reading old copies of BackTrack...

Recently, reading old copies of BackTrack magazine, I came across an article which included memories from an Army engineer of time spent in Iran in the early 1940s and in the same issue of the...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 14th September 2021, 19:11
Replies: 11
Views: 1,860
Posted By RogerFarnworth
An addendum to earlier posts about this short...

An addendum to earlier posts about this short line. .....

https://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/09/09/the-micklehurst-loop-once-more

While on holiday in September 2021, I was reading older copies of...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 11th June 2021, 15:49
Replies: 3
Views: 1,756
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Interesting Hereward. I wonder what else is...

Interesting Hereward. I wonder what else is available about this across the internet?
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 10th June 2021, 14:45
Replies: 3
Views: 1,756
Posted By RogerFarnworth
In March 2021, Tony Jervis, an on-line...

In March 2021, Tony Jervis, an on-line acquaintance, sent me some photographs from visits that he made over the years to the inclined plane at Coalport. These are shared below with his kind...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 30th May 2021, 19:14
Replies: 9
Views: 7,243
Posted By RogerFarnworth
This is the next post in a series about the...

This is the next post in a series about the railways of Co. Donegal. It focusses on one viaduct on the Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway (L&LSR) - the Owencarrow Viaduct - and specifically on an...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 29th May 2021, 16:32
Replies: 0
Views: 310
Posted By RogerFarnworth
A 3ft 6in Gauge Steam Tramway in Heywood, Greater Manchester.

Until I read the February 1963 edition of 'The Railway Magazine', I had no idea that steam trams served boroughs in the Manchester conurbation. .........
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Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 28th May 2021, 16:02
Replies: 2
Views: 1,256
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Another visit to the railways of Jamaica,...

Another visit to the railways of Jamaica, courtesy, this time, of H.G. Forsythe in the September 1963 edition of the Railway Magazine. .....
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Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 17th April 2021, 07:40
Replies: 11
Views: 1,860
Posted By RogerFarnworth
This last post on the Micklehurst Loop completes...

This last post on the Micklehurst Loop completes the journey to Diggle and takes us to the mouths of the Standedge tunnels and Diggle Station.

We completed our walk in January but returned in...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 4th April 2021, 15:12
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Yep, the tractors were a lot larger than the...

Yep, the tractors were a lot larger than the trucks they pulled. The track gauge was 2ft.
Forum: Narrow Gauge 3rd April 2021, 22:10
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Interesting, it is a similar idea. The...

Interesting, it is a similar idea. The Stronach-Dutton version failed in Uganda because the tractors churned up the area either side of the rails. It seems as thought the Brant version transfers the...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 3rd April 2021, 14:49
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Kampala-Bombo 2ft Narrow Gauge Railway - A Stronach-Dutton Roadrail System

The Kampala to Bombo Narrow Gauge Railway - A Stronach-Dutton Roadrail Railway in Uganda in the 1920s.

At the insistence of the Governor of Uganda an independent novel rail system was tried out in...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 29th March 2021, 22:05
Replies: 42
Views: 12,408
Posted By RogerFarnworth
This is the last post based around the book by...

This is the last post based around the book by M.F. Hill which was published in 1949 just as the Tanganyika and Kenya/Uganda networks became one organisation. It cover the Second World War and the...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 24th March 2021, 21:11
Replies: 42
Views: 12,408
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Sugar Factory Branches off the Kisumu Line ...

The Sugar Factory Branches off the Kisumu Line

An on-line acquaintance has recently pointed out that the tenth article in this series about the Uganda Railway is incomplete in that it omits to...
Forum: Passenger Operations and Observations 14th March 2021, 21:04
Replies: 3
Views: 5,007
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 10th March 2021, 16:52
Replies: 11
Views: 1,860
Posted By RogerFarnworth
An addendum to the post about the third length of...

An addendum to the post about the third length of the Micklehurst Loop which covers a 1963 image contributed by Keith Norgrove and some further information about Mossley Gas Works and its sidings....
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 10th March 2021, 16:47
Replies: 11
Views: 1,860
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Since publishing the first three articles about...

Since publishing the first three articles about the Micklehurst Loop. I have had a trickle feed of comments, particularly about the Staley and Millbrook Goods Yard. This short addendum to the first...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 2nd March 2021, 08:59
Replies: 11
Views: 1,860
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The third length of the Micklehurst Loop takes us...

The third length of the Micklehurst Loop takes us from Micklehurst Passenger Station House to Chew Valley Road Bridge in Greenfield. ......
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Forum: Narrow Gauge 25th February 2021, 22:15
Replies: 42
Views: 12,408
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Great Depression and the Coming War ... ...

The Great Depression and the Coming War ...

https://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/02/18/the-kenya-and-uganda-railways-and-harbours-the-great-depression-and-years-of-argument
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 21st February 2021, 19:10
Replies: 11
Views: 1,860
Posted By RogerFarnworth
This is the second length of the Micklehurst...

This is the second length of the Micklehurst Loop. It covers the length between Staley and Millbrook Goods Yard and Micklehurst Passenger Station building. ....
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Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 19th February 2021, 21:10
Replies: 11
Views: 1,860
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Another addendum to my post on the first length...

Another addendum to my post on the first length of the Micklehurst Loop which includes, among other things, the two CEGB locomotives which served the coal facilities at the Staley and Millbrook Goods...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 15th February 2021, 13:50
Replies: 11
Views: 1,860
Posted By RogerFarnworth
A second addendum to the first post about the...

A second addendum to the first post about the Micklehurst Loop.

Just a few days after I completed addendum 1A about the first length of The Micklehurst Loop and particularly about Staley and...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 7th February 2021, 08:11
Replies: 42
Views: 12,408
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Hi, yes, large working profits in the years 1924...

Hi, yes, large working profits in the years 1924 to 1929 made up for gross underfunding over many years. All of the working profit was plugged back into the railway and Harbours.

The story in the...
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