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    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...
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    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 buy...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
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    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...
  6. 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
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
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    The Central Var Line again. .................. ...

    The Central Var Line again. ..................

    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...
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    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...
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    Slovenia

    I have just picked up a copy of Global Railway Review. The July 2019 issue. The feature article focusses on infrastructure in Slovenia. Jo, my wife, and I travelled to Slovenia in 2006 and stayed in...
  12. This is probably my last post on the S&MLR. It...

    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.

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  13. Colonel Stephens loved to experiment. Railmotors...

    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...
  14. 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...
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    This is my final post about the West Clare...

    This is my final post about the West Clare Railway. I hope that you have enjoyed the series.

    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/07/16/the-west-clare-railway-part-8-a-miscellany
  16. British Rail Standard Steam Locomotives

    1951 was the year of the Standard Steam Locomotive. The Railway Magazine of the time focussed on the development of these locos. Rather than just looking backwards to those days, it is good to listen...
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    We have almost reached the end of the story of...

    We have almost reached the end of the story of the West Clare Railway and the study of its route. The post below completes the details of the remainder of the line, covering the route from Moyasta to...
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    This is my final post about the Cavan & Leitrim...

    This is my final post about the Cavan & Leitrim Railway. It includes details about locos and rolling stock but starts with some information about the preservation society at Dromod and the heritage...
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    This post covers the tramway from Ballinamore to...

    This post covers the tramway from Ballinamore to Arigna and completes the full length of the Cavan and Leitrim Railway empire. I am working on one further post which will pull together a few...
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    In Praise of 'N'!

    This is a bid to claim that the best scale is 2mm and the best gauge is 'N'!! What is not to like in N gauge?


    I guess that some may disagree?

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    The last length of the mainline of the Cavan &...

    The last length of the mainline of the Cavan & Leitrim railway is covered by this next post - the length form Ballyconnell to Belturbet.
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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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    Onwards to Ballyconnell!...

    Onwards to Ballyconnell! ....…......................

    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/29/the-cavan-and-leitrim-railway-ballinamore-to-ballyconnell
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    The next post on the C&L takes us to the central...

    The next post on the C&L takes us to the central junction station at Ballinamore.


    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/24/the-cavan-and-leitrim-railway-mohill-to-ballinamore
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    The second post on the Cavan & Leitrim takes us...

    The second post on the Cavan & Leitrim takes us from Dromod to Mohill:


    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/19/the-cavan-and-leitrim-railway-dromod-to-mohill
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