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by rogerfarnworth
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Garstang to Knott End Railway
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: The Garstang to Knott End Railway

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 photographs as part of the article. You will see their pictures referenced throughout. http://rogerfarnwor...
by rogerfarnworth
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Garstang to Knott End Railway
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: The Garstang to Knott End Railway

Sorry b308, not yet.
by rogerfarnworth
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Garstang to Knott End Railway
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: The Garstang to Knott End Railway

Yes, thank you. It is excellent. I have mentioned it in the article. Great value at £15 pus postage as well.
by rogerfarnworth
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Garstang to Knott End Railway
Replies: 5
Views: 174

The Garstang to Knott End Railway

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 overwintering birds! It gave me another opportunity to look at railways in the area. After a visit in Nov...
by rogerfarnworth
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: British Railways in 1948
Replies: 18
Views: 558

Re: British Railways in 1948

Yes, Bufferstop and Glencairn. The Conservative government of Robert Peel proposed nationalisation as a threat to bring companies into line it was included int he Act of 1844. It was Gladstone who pushed the legislation through when he was a Conservative minster.
by rogerfarnworth
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: British Railways in 1948
Replies: 18
Views: 558

Re: British Railways in 1948

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. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/01/23/british-railways-1948-part-2 Was the idea of nationalisation first thought of in the preparations for the ...
by rogerfarnworth
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Unusual Locomotive and Railcars
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Unusual Locomotive and Railcars

Three further unusual locomotives/railcars. ... The first was the first Michelin Pneumatic-Tyred Railcar (Type No.9) in the UK. The second are locomtives designed to serve the narrow gauge lines in The Guinness Factory in Dublin and a clever conversion vehicle which allowed the same locos to proviid...
by rogerfarnworth
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Unusual Locomotive and Railcars
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Unusual Locomotive and Railcars

All around our world different engineers designed vehicles which seemingly suited the circumstances with which they were dealing. Across the British railway network, and particularly on some of the light railways which sprang to life after the Light Railways Act 1896, there were a number of unusual ...
by rogerfarnworth
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Horwich Loco Works
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Horwich Loco Works

For a number of years in the 1920s and possibly also the 1930s my grandfather worked as a blacksmith in Horwich Loco Works. The works have always, as a result, had a specific interest for me. It has been somewhat saddening over the years to see their gradual deterioration and eventual closure. In No...
by rogerfarnworth
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: British Railways in 1948
Replies: 18
Views: 558

Re: British Railways in 1948

Yes, I have hard a similar story from elsewhere!☺️
by rogerfarnworth
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: British Railways in 1948
Replies: 18
Views: 558

British Railways in 1948

I have recently purchased the six copies of The Railway Magazine which were issued in 1948. The first of these coincides with the formation of British Railways, and the January/February 1948 issue of the magazine highlights for the readers a little of the history of railways in Britain which led up ...
by rogerfarnworth
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: King's Lynn
Replies: 13
Views: 1465

Re: King's Lynn

The Lynn and Fakenham Railway - Part 1. ... 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 dramatically over-ordered motive power and when it le...
by rogerfarnworth
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Penydarren Tramroad
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: The Penydarren Tramroad

This next post relates in passing to the Penydarren Tramroad. It focuses primarily on the Plymouth Ironworks an Collieries which grew as a result of the existence of the Tramroad and the later railways in the Taff Valley. ... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/11/13/the-plymouth-or-south-duffryn-collier...
by rogerfarnworth
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Glasson Dock Branch
Replies: 0
Views: 91

The Glasson Dock Branch

In early November 2019, my wife and I spent a week or so staying just to the Southwest of Lancaster. During our time there we walked along much of the old Glasson Dock Branch which is now a cycleway alongside the River Lune. We were fortunate with the weather! The linked article below describes the ...
by rogerfarnworth
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: King's Lynn
Replies: 13
Views: 1465

Re: King's Lynn

There is a lot more to cover about the railways in and around King's Lynn. This post gives a flavour of what is to come in due course. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/10/21/early-railway-history-in-kings-lynn There is a significant length of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway, the branch to...

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