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Forum: European Railways 01-17-2020, 08:28 AM
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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: European Railways 01-17-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
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: European Railways 12-10-2019, 11:50 AM
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Views: 90
Posted By rogerfarnworth
Horwich Loco Works in the UK

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: European Railways 12-09-2019, 04:09 PM
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Views: 93
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: European Railways 12-07-2019, 07:49 AM
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Views: 95
Posted By rogerfarnworth
Glasson Dock, UK

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: European Railways 12-07-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By rogerfarnworth
The Lynn and Fakenham Railway - Part 1. ... ...

The Lynn and 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: European Railways 12-07-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By rogerfarnworth
I have been intending to follow up my first...

I have been intending to follow up my first article about this line (http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/06/04/bideford-westward-ho-and-appledore-railway-part-1-railfile) with a second one. It has taken...
Forum: European Railways 12-07-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
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: European Railways 10-26-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
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: European Railways 10-26-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
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...
Forum: European Railways 10-14-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,741
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: European Railways 10-13-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
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 but...
Forum: European Railways 10-06-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,354
Posted By rogerfarnworth
Thank you. Really interesting.

Thank you. Really interesting.
Forum: European Railways 10-06-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,354
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: European Railways 10-01-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,354
Posted By rogerfarnworth
Interesting. I wonder whether the name comes from...

Interesting. I wonder whether the name comes from the UK via the founder of the mine, or is the area in which it is based known as the Forest of Dean as well?

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Forum: European Railways 09-24-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,354
Posted By rogerfarnworth
Yet another Forest colliery and its railways and...

Yet another Forest colliery and its railways and tramways - Trafalgar Colliery

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/09/24/trafalgar-colliery-and-railway
Forum: European Railways 09-20-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By rogerfarnworth
The Tanat Valley Light Railway

In August 2019 my wife and I belatedly 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...
Forum: European Railways 09-16-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,354
Posted By rogerfarnworth
Thumbs up 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: European Railways 09-15-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,354
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: European Railways 09-15-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,354
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: European Railways 09-13-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By rogerfarnworth
Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths in the UK

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: European Railways 09-13-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,354
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: European Railways 08-24-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,785
Posted By rogerfarnworth
I am working on completing a book about the...

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 post of the length of the line to...
Forum: European Railways 08-15-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By rogerfarnworth
Skelton Junction in the UK

What makes a good post? I am not exactly sure. Many of mine are somewhat self-indulgent. I see something I want to investigate and I write about it. ...

There are older threads about Skelton...
Forum: European Railways 08-14-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 179
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...
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