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The Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway and the MoD Nesscliffe Training Area

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Old 19th May 2019, 21:42
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Lightbulb The Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway and the MoD Nesscliffe Training Area

Apologies for the long title for this thread. I was challenged by someone who read my posts about the Bicester Military Railway and about MoD Kinston to look at the Nescliffe Camp.

I have started by looking at the feeder railway which was commandeered by the military and this has become a post in its own right. I will get round to the military areas in the next post in the series.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/18...d-depot-part-1


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Old 21st July 2019, 21:40
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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!

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/07/21/gazelle
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Old 27th July 2019, 15:58
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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 the same chassis with a body from a Wolseley-Siddeley Railcar which Colonel Stephens first used on the Selsey Tramway. That Railcar was itself a signioficantly modifies rail-lorry based on a Wolseley-Siddeley chassis........

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/07/27/gazelles-trailers
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Old 3rd August 2019, 21:49
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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 Montgomeryshire Light Railway. This post provides an introduction to these small vehicles:

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/08/02...nd-on-the-smlr
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Old 13th August 2019, 08:35
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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.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/08/12...d-depot-part-2
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