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by rogerfarnworth
Mon Jul 01, 2024 1:18 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Steam Railcars/Railmotors of the UK
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: Steam Railcars/Railmotors of the UK

Thank you, Bigmet.
by rogerfarnworth
Sat Jun 29, 2024 10:03 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Wenlock Branch, Shropshire. ...
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: The Wenlock Branch, Shropshire. ...

This article follows on from five other articles which covered the Wellington to Severn Junction Railway in the Telford area and this line from Buildwas to Presthope. We begin this next article at Presthope Railway Station and travel towards Craven Arms, as far as the village of Longville in the Dal...
by rogerfarnworth
Fri Jun 28, 2024 3:04 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Steam Railcars/Railmotors of the UK
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: Steam Railcars/Railmotors of the UK

The new companies which came into existence with the grouping in 1923 addressed once again the best way to serve lightly populated rural communities. The options available to them centred on various forms of light railcars. Two forms of propulsion were available, the internal combustion engine and t...
by rogerfarnworth
Wed Jun 26, 2024 10:27 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Steam Railcars/Railmotors of the UK
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: Steam Railcars/Railmotors of the UK

This fifth article about Steam Railcars/Railmotors focusses on articulated steam railmotors in the first two decades of the 20th century. ... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2024/06/20/steam-railmotors-part-5-articulated-steam-railmotors/ We will look at steam railmotors which served during the era of the...
by rogerfarnworth
Wed Jun 26, 2024 6:18 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Steam Railcars/Railmotors of the UK
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: Steam Railcars/Railmotors of the UK

This fourth article covers other railway companies which had steam railmotors in the early 20th century. ...

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2024/06/18/st ... companies/
by rogerfarnworth
Mon Jun 24, 2024 8:03 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Steam Railcars/Railmotors of the UK
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: Steam Railcars/Railmotors of the UK

A third article about UK Steam Railcars/Railmotors. This article focusses on the Great Western Railway. ....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2024/06/17/st ... ilway-gwr/
by rogerfarnworth
Sun Jun 23, 2024 9:41 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Steam Railcars/Railmotors of the UK
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: Steam Railcars/Railmotors of the UK

This second article about Steam Railcars focusses on two early proponents of the units ...Dugald Drummond and Harry Wainwright. .....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2024/06/15/st ... ight-secr/
by rogerfarnworth
Fri Jun 21, 2024 10:14 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Steam Railcars/Railmotors of the UK
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Steam Railcars/Railmotors of the UK

Sitting in a display case in our lounge is a model made by my late father-in-law in O-Gauge of a Midland railway Railmotor from the early 20th century. David painted the model in LMS livery. Its presence in our lounge has been an encouragement to find out more about steam powered railcars. The linke...
by rogerfarnworth
Mon Jun 03, 2024 11:42 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway again. ...
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: The Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway again. ...

Thank you, Mountain.

We are much better, some lingering coughs which should go away with time.
by rogerfarnworth
Mon Jun 03, 2024 7:55 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway again. ...
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: The Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway again. ...

A further article in an ongoing series about the L&LSR in Co. Donegal. ...

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2024/05/27/th ... ry-part-2/
by rogerfarnworth
Fri May 17, 2024 5:22 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway again. ...
Replies: 4
Views: 219

The Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway again. ...

In April/May 2024 we spent time in Co. Donegal again. Our intention was to walk as much as possible of the Londonderry & Lough Swilly trackbed as we could between Letterkenny and Derry and the branch to Cardonagh. We were frustrated by contacting COVID at the very beginning of our holiday and re...
by rogerfarnworth
Sun Apr 07, 2024 2:30 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Great Northern Railway 0-4-2 Locomotive No. 551
Replies: 4
Views: 387

The Great Northern Railway 0-4-2 Locomotive No. 551

This is another of the locomotive drawings carried in 1964 by the Model Railway News magazine. ... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2024/03/29/great-northern-railway-0-4-2-locomotive-no-551/ The Great Northern Railway recognised the value of 'mixed traffic' locomotives in the 19th century. Lindsay says tha...
by rogerfarnworth
Wed Apr 03, 2024 5:18 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Furness Railway Locomotive No. 58
Replies: 1
Views: 188

The Furness Railway Locomotive No. 58

Looking through a number of 1964 Model Railway News magazines, I came across drawings of Sharp, Stewart & Co. 2-4-0, built in 1870 for the Furness Railway Co. and numbered 58 on their roster. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2024/03/29/furness-railway-locomotive-no-58/ Originally conceived as a mineral...
by rogerfarnworth
Tue Mar 26, 2024 9:21 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: NBL 4-8-2 Locomotives for New Zealand (1939)
Replies: 1
Views: 169

NBL 4-8-2 Locomotives for New Zealand (1939)

Towards the end of March 2024, I stumbled across a number of journals of the New Zealand Model Railway Guild. One of these, the March 2021 edition, included a pictorial article about J1211 North British 4-8-2 Locomotive No. 24534 of 1939. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2024/03/26/the-north-british-locomo...