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  1. Gloucester Docks (UK) and their Railways

    Neil Parkhouse, in one of his fantastic collections of colour photographs from the last decades of steam in Gloucestershire (British Railway History in Colour) focusses on the Midland lines serving...
  2. The Cornwall (UK) Minerals Railway

    This post results from reading Issue No. 30 of the "Railway Archive" Journal. It contains an article about the locomotives originally purchased for the Cornwall Minerals Railway. That company...
  3. This is the final instalment of the articles...

    This is the final instalment of the articles about the Gloucester and Cheltenham Tramroad. ... Part 4 covers the length which ran through the City of Gloucester to the Docks. ......
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  4. The Gloucester and Cheltenham Tramroad - Part 3....

    The Gloucester and Cheltenham Tramroad - Part 3. ....


    This length of the tramroad takes us from central Cheltenham to the suburbs of Gloucester. ....

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  5. Recently, I completed the second part of a...

    Recently, I completed the second part of a journey along the Gloucester and Cheltenham Tramroad. This length runs from the bottom of Leckhampton Hill to the junction with the Tramroad's main line to...
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    This next post gives some insight into the rail...

    This next post gives some insight into the rail network in Iran at the moment. I must acknowledge that it is not a comprehensive report on Iran's Railways in the 21st Century, merely a snapshot of...
  7. The Cheltenham and Gloucester Tramroad (UK)

    After spending a bit of time reading Neil Parkhouse's recent series on the railways of Gloucester - entitled "British Railway History in Colour" and published by The Lightmoor Press, I have stared...
  8. Neil Parkhouse: British Railway History in Colour

    I have just finished reading the fourth book of five so far published in this series by Neil Parkhouse. I have quite a library of Railway Books and the books in this series are among the best I have,...
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    One of the joys of doing research is discovering...

    One of the joys of doing research is discovering little gems in surprising places. This happened to me just recently as I was searching for information and particularly for images associated with the...
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    After the Revolution. ...... This next post...

    After the Revolution. ......


    This next post brings the story of the Railways of Iran up to the Millenium. ....


    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/04/13/railways-in-iran-part-5-from-1980-to-1999
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    To finish the collection of translated articles...

    To finish the collection of translated articles from other sources, this post focuses on chapters from a book written in Danish in the 1930s about the filming of a documentary about the building of...
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    Yes, space permitted the triangle of track for...

    Yes, space permitted the triangle of track for turning. Very few stations had turntables.

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    I seem to have quite a number of unfinished articles on the Railways of Iran. Some...
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    While undertaking the research for these articles...

    While undertaking the research for these articles on the railways in Iran. I was delighted to find some material in a number of European language posted on a thread about the Railways of Iran on the...
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    The rule of the Shah in the 1970s became...

    The rule of the Shah in the 1970s became increasingly authoritarian. The royal family appropriated a large amount of the country's income for themselves and gradually the clerics became less and less...
  15. Colette Hooper: Railways of the Great War

    Recently, I picked up a new copy of this book for less than I would have been charged for a railway magazine at the newsagent. I have been enjoying reading it. ..........

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    After the War, Iran's railways experienced a...

    After the War, Iran's railways experienced a period of relative stagnation. Significant developments did not occur until the 1950s.

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    This is the next installment covering the...

    This is the next installment covering the Railways of Iran. ......


    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/03/24/railways-in-iran-part-2-the-1910-to-1945
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    The Railways of Iran

    This is the first of what I hope will be a few articles about the Railways of Iran. It focusses on the first line built between Tehran and Rey and operating from 1888 to around 1960-61.

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    Westward Ho!

    An independent standard-gauge line with no direct connection into the wider network. ....... The first section of the line was completed in 1901, the full line finished in 1908. All of the track and...
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    This second post about the Tanat Valley Light...

    This second post about the Tanat Valley Light Railway covers the length of the whole line and the Nantmawr Branch.
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    The Nice to Digne-les-Bains Line again....

    The Nice to Digne-les-Bains Line again. .............

    The Nice to Digne-les-Bains Line has been in the news in France over the past 12 months. In February 2019 there was a collapse of the tunnel...
  22. Lancaster Green Ayre Railway Station

    Lancaster had three railway stations. It now only has one. The article below considers all three stations before focussing on the Midland Station at Green Ayre. ...

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  23. 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...
  24. The Garstang to Knott End Railway in the UK

    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...
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    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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