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  1. Thanks George, ..... My last post above was uploaded yesterday (27th July 2020). Immediately after having sent it, I got a further email from Kerry Doherty who lives in Ballindrait close to the line. He sent me a number of additional photographs of the line, both historic and taken very recently. It seemed good to alter the article to include these pictures. If you read the article on Monday 27th July, it is worth another look. My thanks to Kerry Doherty for the additional images referenced [45] throughout the article.
  2. This next post about the Co. Donegal Railways is the first looking at the Strabane to Letterkenny Railway. It begins at Strabane and runs as far as the town of Raphoe which was an ancient seat of temporal and spiritual power. .... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/07/27/co-donegal-railways-ireland-part-4-strabane-to-letterkenny-part-a-strabane-to-raphoe
  3. A short note about a couple of publications which focus on the Guinness Brewery Railways. ..... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/07/22/the-guinness-brewery-railways-dublin-again This very short article results from some recent reading about the railways on the Guinness Brewery site in Dublin. An article in 'Narrow Gauge & Industrial Railway Modelling Review' Issue 60 Volume 8, October 2004, p134-142; and Paul Webb, 'Shifting the Stout', The Moseley Trust, Apedale, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.
  4. A short note about a couple of publications which focus on the Guinness Brewery Railways. ..... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/07/22/the-guinness-brewery-railways-dublin-again
  5. After completing the first two artciles in the series, covering the Glenties Branch, I was put in touch with Kerry Doherty who lives in Co. Donegal and he provided a few images of the branch. I have updated the two linked articles with a total of four photographs, three of which come from Kerry Doherty and the fourth from the Co. Donegal Railway Heritage Centre. .... Foe ease of access I have repeated the two links here. .... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/05/27/co-donegal-railways-ireland-part-1-the-glenties-branch-stranorlar-to-ballinamore http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/06/22/co-donegal-railways-ireland-part-2-the-glenties-branch-ballinamore-to-glenties/
  6. Part 1 - Alderney There was a short industrial railway on Aldeney which has since become a tourist attraction on the island carryin passengers in two 1959 London underground carriages. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/07/06/the-channel-islands-part-1-alderney
  7. This is probably my penultimate post on the railways of Iran. I want, at some stage to review what is known about the railways which served the Oil fields in the South of Iran and a final installment. This post looks at the various forms of motive power on the railways of Iran since the first line was built before the turn of the 20th Century. I cannot guarantee that this survey is completely comprehensive. ....... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/06/30/railways-in-iran-part-10-motive-power
  8. This post covers the remaining length of the Glenties Branch. I have been unable to find early photographs of the locations along the line. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/06/22/co-donegal-railways-ireland-part-2-the-glenties-branch-ballinamore-to-glenties
  9. I am working on a post about the next length of the Glenties Branch but wanted to have a look at some of the railmotors/Railcars on the Co. Donegal Railways. This post covers the petrol-powered railmotors which were used on the network in the early part of the 20th century. .... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/06/12/co-donegal-railways-ireland-part-3-petrol-railmotors
  10. This is the final installment of my look at the railways of Gloucester Docks. This article covers the western side of the docks and the upper reaches of the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal. ... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/06/11/gloucester-docks-and-railways-part-3-over-junction-the-llanthony-branch-and-railways-to-the-west-side-of-the-docks
  11. I have just started a thread on the Disused Railways area on the Forum about the Co. Donegal Railways. We were due a holiday which did not happen because of Covid-19 and we would have spent quite a bot of time walking on the old railways in Donegal on a self-planned holiday. It might be of interest.
  12. My wife and I were due to spend a couple of weeks walking in Co. Donegal in April and May 2020. Instead, we remained at home in Ashton-under-Lyne and continuing to do the jobs we love! I would have been writing a blog about our journeys and walks but instead I have started a series about the 3ft-gauge Co. Donegal Railways. ..... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/05/27/co-donegal-railways-ireland-part-1-the-glenties-branch-stranorlar-to-ballinamore
  13. This second post in this series looks at the railways to the East of the Canal and Docks in Gloucester - The High Orchard Branch, the Hempsted Branch and the sidings associated with both these lines and the East side of the Docks. ... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/05/28/gloucester-docks-and-railways-part-2-the-high-orchard-branch-and-railways-to-the-east-side-of-the-docks
  14. Neil Parkhouse, in one of his fantastic collections of colour photographs from the last decades of steam in Gloucestershire (British Railway History in Colour) focusses on the Midland lines serving the docks, specifically three lines in the area - the Tuffley Loop; the High Orchard Branch; and the Hempsted or New Docks Branch. The Western approaches to the docks are covered in the first volume of the series. This thread is designed to cover the Railways of the Docks - the first post below is a general over view. Elsewhere I have posted about the ancient tramroad that first served the docks - it was a 3ft 6in gauge plateway which ran between Gloucester and Cheltenham - The Gloucester and Cheltenham Plateway. My following posts on the thread will seek to follow the routes of the various branches and their sidings. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/05/17/gloucester-docks-and-railways-part-1
  15. 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 lease was taken over by the GWR, 50% of its original order were returned to the manufacturer Sharp, Stewart of Manchester. Eight if these locomotives found their way to the Lynn & Fakenham Railway and eventually onto the books of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway. This first post about the Cornwall Minerals Railway highlights these locomotives. ... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/05/17/the-cornwall-minerals-railway-part-1
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