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by rogerfarnworth
Sun May 19, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway and the MoD Nesscliffe Training Area
Replies: 0
Views: 19

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

Apologies for the long title for this thread. I was challenged by someone who read my posts about the Bicester Military Railway and about MoD Kinston to look at the Nescliffe Camp. I have started by looking at the feeder railway which was commandeered by the military and this has become a post in it...
by rogerfarnworth
Sun May 19, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Cavan and Leitrim Railway
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: The Cavan and Leitrim Railway

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

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/19/th ... -to-mohill
by rogerfarnworth
Sat May 18, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Orkney Railways
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Orkney Railways

This is, I think, likely to be my last post about the railways in Orkney. It has been prompted by finding a secondhand copy of Wilfred Simms book.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/18/th ... ney-part-3
by rogerfarnworth
Sat May 11, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Narrow Gauge in Caithness
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Narrow Gauge in Caithness

We crossed back from Orkney today and drove via John O'Groats and Wick before heading south through Inverness. About 6 miles north of Wick on the A99 we drove over a narrow gauge (metre-gauge) line. This was a surprise and it needed to be investigated. .... This post is the result. http://rogerfarnw...
by rogerfarnworth
Fri May 10, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The West Clare Railway
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: The West Clare Railway

This next post takes us to the Kilkee terminus of the West Clare Railway. We still have another arm of the journey to complete.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/09/th ... -to-kilkee
by rogerfarnworth
Thu May 09, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Cavan and Leitrim Railway
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: The Cavan and Leitrim Railway

This is first of the main series of posts about the Cavan & Leitrim Railway. I have enjoyed reading Patrick Flanagan's little book published by Pan. It is rather dog-eared and falling apart now. The text of the book has helped me explore the line, even though I have done so from my armchair. Ref...
by rogerfarnworth
Mon May 06, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway
Replies: 0
Views: 41

The Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway

I don't think that I have posted anything about one of my local railways before? This is a very short reflection on how the struggles of this smaller company ultimately left the Great Central Railway with its own financial struggles! It may not be without controversy. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/...
by rogerfarnworth
Sun May 05, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The West Clare Railway
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: The West Clare Railway

The journey along the West Clare continues. We are now firmly in the territory of what was built as the South Clare Railway. This length of the journey takes us from Quilty to Moyasta Junction. ...

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/05/th ... to-moyasta
by rogerfarnworth
Fri May 03, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Orkney Railways
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Orkney Railways

So much for a holiday away from everything (including railways). ... Here is the second attempt to get railways out of the system for the holidays here on Orkney!

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/03/th ... ney-part-2
by rogerfarnworth
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The West Clare Railway
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: The West Clare Railway

The next length of the line from Miltown Malbay to Quilty. ........

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/04/30/th ... to-quilty/
by rogerfarnworth
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Orkney Railways
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Orkney Railways

My wife and I are on holiday on Orkney (April 2019). Naively we thought that this would be a holiday away from railways ..... No chance!

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/04/29/th ... -of-orkney
by rogerfarnworth
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Interesting industrial and dockside railways?
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: Interesting industrial and dockside railways?

There are a number of these covered on my blog. For instance: http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/04/26/the-guinness-brewery-railways-dublin http://rogerfarnworth.com/2018/09/24/kings-lynn-docks-branch-part-1 http://rogerfarnworth.com/2018/09/24/kings-lynn-docks-branch-part-2 https://rogerfarnworth.com/2...
by rogerfarnworth
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Guinness Brewery Railways, Dublin
Replies: 0
Views: 35

The Guinness Brewery Railways, Dublin

The St. James's Gate Brewery belonging to Guinness had what was apparently the longest private railway system in Ireland. In total there were 10 miles of track of which 8 miles were narrow gauge. There were some interesting innovations in lured within the system - a spiral in narrow gauge allowing t...
by rogerfarnworth
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Cavan and Leitrim Railway
Replies: 2
Views: 61

The Cavan and Leitrim Railway

The Extension I have started work on a study of the Cavan and Leitrim Railway and hopefully the first post on the two main lines will be ready soon. While I was reading various sources on-line and Patrick Flanagan's book about the line, I became aware of a series of attempts to extend the tramway wh...
by rogerfarnworth
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The West Clare Railway
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: The West Clare Railway

The next length of the line takes us from Lahinch to Miltown-Malbay. .....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/04/20/th ... own-malbay

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