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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: 2
Views: 101

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: 778

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: 348

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: 64

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: 348

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: 259

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: 259

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: 192

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: 240

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: 259

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: 95

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...
by rogerfarnworth
Thu May 30, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Cavan and Leitrim Railway
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: The Cavan and Leitrim Railway

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

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/29/th ... llyconnell
by rogerfarnworth
Sat May 25, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Cavan and Leitrim Railway
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: The Cavan and Leitrim Railway

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

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/24/th ... allinamore
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: 2
Views: 101

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: 7
Views: 259

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

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