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    King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK

    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...
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    King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK

    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...
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    The Tramways of Provence

    Further decline in the urban tramway network in Nice occurred from the late 1920s into the 1930s. Buses became politically more acceptable than the trams. ... This post continues my reflections based on a translation of the work of Jose Banaudo from French into English. ...
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    Bicester Military Railway

    Very recently, I have been reading a book about the Bicester Military Railway which was published in 1992. It was published by the Oxford Publishing Company and is widely available to buy second-hand. It is worth a read. ... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/10/12/bicester-military-railway-book-review
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    The Forest of Dean Railways and Tramways

    I have recently encountered two small books, both of which are facsimile editions of much older books. The first is a 19th century guide to the Forest of Dean for early holiday makers. The second provides a guide to the various coal mines in the Forest. ...
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    The Forest of Dean Railways and Tramways

    Yet another Forest colliery and its railways and tramways - Trafalgar Colliery http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/09/24/trafalgar-colliery-and-railway
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    The Tanat Valley Light Railway

    In August 2019 my wife and I belatedly celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary by having a few days away. We chose to stay West of Llanymynech in the Welsh Borders. While we were there we travelled the length of the Tanat Valley, following as closely as we could the route of the old Light...
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    The Forest of Dean Railways and Tramways

    Another Forest of Dean Colliery. .... Flour Mill Colliery. ... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2017/09/30/the-flour-mill-colliery
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    The Forest of Dean Railways and Tramways

    The industrial history of the Forest of Dean is such that the intensity of activity was high throughout the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. Innovation was rife and nowhere was this more true than in its transport infrastructure. In, what history will ultimately regard as, a...
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    The Forest of Dean Railways and Tramways

    My wife and I stay in the Forest of Dean most years. September 2019 was no exception. We stayed in a cottage close to what were Cannop and Speech House Collieries which were both rail served when they were active collieries. I have already posted about Cannop Colliery as part of this series of...
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    The Forest of Dean Railways and Tramways

    The Guardian carried an article on 31st August 2019 about old rail routes being used as cycleways. It suggested the 10 best routes where old railway formations are in use as cycleways. Theirs is not the only list of routes which seeks to provide a "Top Ten." I have pulled together a few...
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    Abandoned Railways and Cyclepaths in the UK.

    The Guardian carried an article on 31st August 2019 about old rail routes being used as cycleways. It suggested the 10 best routes where old railway formations are in use as cycleways. Theirs is not the only list of routes which seeks to provide a "Top Ten." I have pulled together a few...
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    Re : Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de La France - Ligne de Central Var

    I am working on completing a book about the Central Var line of Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France. About 75% of the way through the work now and reviewing my post of the length of the line to the West of Sillans-la-Cascade. I have realised that I omitted an important element of this...
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    Skelton Junction in the UK

    What makes a good post? I am not exactly sure. Many of mine are somewhat self-indulgent. I see something I want to investigate and I write about it. ... There are older threads about Skelton Junction and surrounding lines on www.railforums.co.uk which I reference towards the end of this post...
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    Slovenia

    I have just picked up a copy of Global Railway Review. The July 2019 issue. The feature article focusses on infrastructure in Slovenia. It can also be found on line (https://www.globalrailwayreview.com/...re-investments). Jo, my wife, and I travelled to Slovenia in 2006 and stayed in Bled...


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