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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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    The Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway and the Nesscliffe MoD Training Area

    This is probably my last post on the S&MLR. It covers the line and the military depots that it served from 1941 until it closure in the very early 1960s. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/08/12/the-shropshire-and-montgomeryshire-light-railway-and-the-nesscliffe-mod-training-area-and-depot-part-2
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    The Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway and the Nesscliffe MoD Training Area

    Colonel Stephens loved to experiment. Railmotors were a particular theme. He bought a series of Ford Railmotors for his different light railways. One set was purchased for the Shropshire and Montgomeryshire Light Railway. This post provides an introduction to these small vehicles...
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    The Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway and the Nesscliffe MoD Training Area

    Gazelle is known to have taken charge of two different coaches in its time on the Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway. The first was a cut down version of a London Horse Tram. The second used the same chassis with a body from a Wolseley-Siddeley Railcar which Colonel Stephens first used...
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    The Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway and the Nesscliffe MoD Training Area

    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 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/the-west-clare-railway-part-8-a-miscellany
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    British Railways Standard 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...
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    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...
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    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
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    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...
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    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/the-cavan-and-leitrim-railway-ballyconnell-to-belturbet
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    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...
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    The Cavan and Leitrim Railway

    Onwards to Ballyconnell! ....…...................... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/29/the-cavan-and-leitrim-railway-ballinamore-to-ballyconnell





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