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by rogerfarnworth
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Altrincham Gas Works Tramway
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Altrincham Gas Works Tramway

This short tramway/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.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/01/15/al ... ks-tramway
by rogerfarnworth
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Moved By Steam .......................
Replies: 0
Views: 71

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. ... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/12/10/moved-by-steam-by-richard-inwood-and-mike-smith "Published by Silver Link Publishing Ltd in ...
by rogerfarnworth
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Tramways in Provence
Replies: 24
Views: 2900

Re: Tramways in Provence

Thank you Daniel
by rogerfarnworth
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Railways of Iran
Replies: 24
Views: 1479

Re: The Railways of Iran

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 providing access to the first oilfield in the Middle East and a 3ft gauge line which served its refinery at Abadan. http://rogerfarnwo...
by rogerfarnworth
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Clergy and Railways!?! ...
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: The Clergy and Railways!?! ...

Tell me more, captrees.
by rogerfarnworth
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Clergy and Railways!?! ...
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: The Clergy and Railways!?! ...

Thank you both, Bigmet and Byegad!
by rogerfarnworth
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Clergy and Railways!?! ...
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: The Clergy and Railways!?! ...

Thank you, Bufferstop!
by rogerfarnworth
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Clergy and Railways!?! ...
Replies: 9
Views: 227

The Clergy and Railways!?! ...

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 after dinner 'entertainment'! It did not work out, for obvious reasons in 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic ...
by rogerfarnworth
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Colonel Stephens of Light Railway Fame and Tonbridge, Kent
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Colonel Stephens of Light Railway Fame and Tonbridge, Kent

A recent short article in 'The Colonel' reminded me that my maternal grandparents lived close to Colonel Stephens' Office in Tonbridge, Kent. This link is to a short article about that part of Tonbridge and the location of Colonel Stephens' office. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/11/05/colonel-stephe...
by rogerfarnworth
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Co. Donegal Railways
Replies: 8
Views: 920

Re: The Co. Donegal Railways

This next post completes the length of the Strabane and Letterkenny Railway http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/10/29/co-donegal-railways-ireland-part-6-strabane-to-letterkenny-part-c-convoy-to-letterkenny A Journey Along the Line - Strabane to Letterkenny - Part C - Convoy to Letterkenny We return to Co...
by rogerfarnworth
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Tramways in Provence
Replies: 24
Views: 2900

Re: Tramways in Provence

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 improved beyond O-level standard! This is the next post in the series: ..... http://rogerfarnworth.c...
by rogerfarnworth
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Hay Inclined Plane at Coalport near Ironbridge, Shropshire in the UK
Replies: 1
Views: 123

The Hay Inclined Plane at Coalport near Ironbridge, Shropshire in the UK

Travelling South to Ludlow in late October, I came across an example of a Canal Inclined Plane at Coalport, Shropshire. It qualifies as a railway although its primary purpose was the carrying of canal boats between the Shropshire Canal and the River Severn. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/10/21/coalp...
by rogerfarnworth
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Co. Donegal Railways
Replies: 8
Views: 920

Re: The Co. Donegal Railways

Within 24 hours of thinking that I had finished a post about the Strabane and Letterkenny Railway between Raphoe and Convoy, Kerry Doherty got in touch to say that he would try to gain access to a Lime Kiln and an associated bridge just to the East of Convoy. He kindly then sent me a series of photo...
by rogerfarnworth
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Railways of Jamaica
Replies: 0
Views: 181

The Railways of Jamaica

I have just finished reading a book about the railways of Jamaica which prompted a little research on-line. Jamaica still intends to reopen its railways system.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/10/08/th ... of-jamaica
by rogerfarnworth
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Railways and Tramways in the Forest of Dean
Replies: 27
Views: 2677

Re: Railways and Tramways in the Forest of Dean

Darkhill Ironworks, Titanic Steelworks and associated railways and tramways. ..... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/09/12/the-forest-of-dean-milkwall-tramway-at-dark-hill In early September 2020, while staying in Bream in the Forest of Dean we walked around the Titanic Steel Works and the Dark Hill Ir...

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