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A railway in the news

Reading more column inches about the tragic Salisbury poisonings, I came across this interesting snippet: The tiny village of Loyga in the Russian far north is not the kind of place you would expect to be at the centre of … Continue reading

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Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway #3

Last post from the B&WLR, with some of the other things on show. There were even more engines around the loco works and model railway show, including some miniature railway locomotives. Three fine, and venerable, tractors…. Cutting kindling with tractor … Continue reading

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Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway #2

Twaddle-less Thursday today.  Just loads of pictures of the B&WLR trains.  I was surprised at the number and variety of locos in steam (plus one diesel).  Most of the photographs were taken at the far terminus of the line – … Continue reading

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Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway #1

Summer has arrived on the May Day bank holiday weekend – unheard of!  On Sunday, we paid a visit to the Bredgar & Wormshill Railway (B&WR), and their model railway exhibition. It proved to be an excellent day out.  Kerry … 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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Welsh Highland Railway

My old colleague Roger sent me these lovely shots of trains on, and views from, the Welsh Highland Railway through Snowdonia.  I’m also told that the pub in the background is wonderful, and as the banner claims, won a pub … Continue reading

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‘OO’ Locos – Jon’s old trains #4

Last of my old ‘OO’ stock packed away were a number of Southern Railway locomotives. The two tank engines both run on the old Hornby ‘R1’ chassis.  The ex-LSWR  ‘G6’ on the left was my first cast kit (by Wills).  … Continue reading

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