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Forest of Dean and Gloucester

A week away in the Forest of Dean, then Gloucester, has been very pleasant.  The Forest of Dean Railway was running with steam on the wrong days for us, but there was plenty to look at and enjoy. What they … Continue reading

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Full steam ahead

Some excellent photographs from Simon this time, who writes…. A few pics from my trip on the KESR a couple of weeks ago – got to open gates, shovel coal and drive the loco! Beautiful mogul, Norwegian, built in Trollshaven. … Continue reading

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Global Rail 2018, Didcot

A few more of Ron’s photographs today, this time from the German Railway Society’s Global Rail 2018 at Didcot. Braulage – German H0m SüD Harz Mena Brea – Italian H0 Kendorf – German Z Eastwood Vermont – USA HO Nippon … Continue reading

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Modeling For Introverts

Another portion of wisdom from Mike Cougill: If model railroading is supposed to be so much fun, I wasn’t having any. When I took up it again in the 1990s, I started filling my basement with multiple layouts that snaked … Continue reading

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1971 – September – the Victoria line opens

September 1971 edition of the Railway Magazine included an article on the opening of the final section of the London Underground Victoria line on July 23 1971. Public opening of the 3.5 mile southward extension to the Victoria Line of London … Continue reading

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1971 – July – Birdcage discomfort

Also in the July 1971 edition of Railway Magazine was an interesting article on the Oxted line of Southern Railway and BR Southern Region.  This line branched off the main Brighton line at East Croydon, wound its way through Oxted … Continue reading

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1971 – April – “Gricers” reach Wales

The April 1971 edition of Railway Magazine contained an article informing us that there were still seven classes of steam locomotive operating in Malaysia.  They had certainly all gone by 1985 when Maxine and I took a train from Kuala … Continue reading

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