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    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...
  2. 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...
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    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...
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    An on-line acquaintance has recently pointed out...

    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 cover two branch-lines which serve Sugar Cane...
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    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....
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    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...
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    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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    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
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    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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    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...
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    A second addendum to my first post about the...

    A second addendum to my 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...
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    The Uganda Railway during the Great War. ... ...

    The Uganda Railway during the Great War. ...


    "The Uganda Railway" was essential to the sustenance of the East Africa Protectorate and the Uganda Protectorate during WW1. It suffered greatly from...
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    This is a short addendum to my first article...

    This is a short addendum to my first article about the Micklehurst Loop, promoted by a few emails from an online acquaintance, Tony Jervis. ....
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    The Micklehurst Loop (UK)

    In the last two weeks of January 2021 my wife and I followed the length of the Micklehurst Loop from Stalybridge to Diggle. We had been looking for new local walks to undertake in the spirit of...
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    Altrincham Gas Works Tramway (UK)

    This short railway ran along Moss Lane in Altrincham, my home town. I came across it on an IRS email group and wanted to find out more.

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    A while back I started this thread to cover the...

    A while back I started this thread to cover the Uganda Railway, its construction and history, as well as surveying the length of the line through Kenya and Uganda.


    At the end of 2020 I acquired...
  17. Moved By Steam .......................

    I have just finished reading the first of two volumes by Richard Inwood and Mike Smith. It is a Silver Link publication. This is just a short review of the book. ...

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    The Anglo-Persian Oil Company which became the...

    The Anglo-Persian Oil Company which became the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company and then BP maintained a number of narrow gauge lines. This post covers a 2ft 6in gauge line (The Dar-I-Khazineh Fields...
  19. Hi Paul, I followed up your comment about Jim...

    Hi Paul, I followed up your comment about Jim Packer. I read his book "Knowing God" in my teens in the 1970s. It seems that his father was a clerk for the Great Western Railway.
  20. Thank you Paul. I have read a number of his books...

    Thank you Paul. I have read a number of his books but did not know this!
  21. The Clergy and Railroads!?! An article from a cross the pond!

    I was asked to give a talk in 2020 to a clergy discussion group on the subject 'Clergy and Trains'. This group had decided to have its annual outing on The East Lancs Railway and I was to be the...
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    This next post completes the length of the...

    This next post completes the length of the Strabane and Letterkenny Railway

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    I have been exploring the history of the...

    I have been exploring the history of the Metre-gauge Tramways in Nice through reading a french-language book about their history. To do so, I have had to use translation software as my French has not...
  24. That sounds great!

    That sounds great!
  25. Brilliant!

    Brilliant!
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