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by rogerfarnworth
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Skelton Junction
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Skelton Junction

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 Junction and surrounding lines on http://www.railforums.co.uk which I reference towards the end of this post....
by rogerfarnworth
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway and the MoD Nesscliffe Training Area
Replies: 5
Views: 230

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

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/th ... pot-part-2
by rogerfarnworth
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway and the MoD Nesscliffe Training Area
Replies: 5
Views: 230

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

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://rogerfarnwo...
by rogerfarnworth
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway and the MoD Nesscliffe Training Area
Replies: 5
Views: 230

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

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 o...
by rogerfarnworth
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway and the MoD Nesscliffe Training Area
Replies: 5
Views: 230

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

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
by rogerfarnworth
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: King's Lynn
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: King's Lynn

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 Kings Lynn. The loco was named 'Gazelle'. This is the story of that locomotive. It pulls, Colone...
by rogerfarnworth
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The West Clare Railway
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: The West Clare Railway

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

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/07/16/th ... miscellany
by rogerfarnworth
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: British Rail Standard Steam Locomotives
Replies: 0
Views: 88

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 to and read things from the perspective of the time! http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/07/08/british-st...
by rogerfarnworth
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The West Clare Railway
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: The West Clare Railway

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 Kilrush and Cappagh Pier. One further post will follow eventually which will look at the Locomotives...
by rogerfarnworth
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Cavan and Leitrim Railway
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: The Cavan and Leitrim Railway

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 centre at Belturbet. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/07/01/the-cavan-and-leitrim-railway-a-miscellany
by rogerfarnworth
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Cavan and Leitrim Railway
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: The Cavan and Leitrim Railway

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 different things relating to the C&L. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/06/15/the-cavan-and-leitrim-railway-...
by rogerfarnworth
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: In Praise of 'N'!
Replies: 7
Views: 250

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?

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/24/n- ... -modelling
by rogerfarnworth
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Rails in the Road
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Rails in the Road

Hi Chris

Thanks for the comment. I am amazed by what tramways were used for from goods through to some astounding rural routes in southern France! For example:

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2018/02/23/th ... rovence-51
by rogerfarnworth
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Cavan and Leitrim Railway
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: The Cavan and Leitrim Railway

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

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/06/07/th ... -belturbet
by rogerfarnworth
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Westward Ho!
Replies: 1
Views: 120

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 rolling stock were requisitioned during the war and the railway closed in 1917. The materials never s...

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