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The empty railways of America

Before reporting on ESNG exhibiting at the Bluebell Railway, here’s a couple of links to an article I came across on the BBC website, “In pictures: The empty railways of America.” One of photographer John Sanderson’s earliest memories was family … Continue reading

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Back to my childhood haunts

The day before going to Stuttgart, Maxine and I had the privilege of going to the wedding of a Chinese friend of ours.  An interesting experience, with the church service in Mandarin, translated back into English for the few English … Continue reading

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Norfolk, 1960’s

More closed railways.  The East Dereham branch was still open for goods in 1964, and the signal box was in very good condition. The Eastern Counties bus service that replaced DMUs on the line was in the station yard.  The single … Continue reading

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Southwold remnants 1966

The Southwold Railway opened in 1879 and closed in 1929. It was a 3 foot narrow gauge line in Suffolk that linked Southwold and the sea with Halesworth on the main Great Eastern line 9 miles away.  In  1966, a surprising … Continue reading

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And five more photographs

The preserved North Norfolk Railway does what it says on the can – it is part of the old Midland & Great Northern Railway, running along the north coast of Norfolk from Sheringham.  These days, it tries to run appropriate … Continue reading

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Romney Hythe and Dymchurch, 1970

The writing mojo has gone on strike today, so here is an old photo…. Firstly, another old school railway club (I recognise the blazers) outing, in 1970, to the 15″ Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.  Miniature in size, but very … Continue reading

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Rail Speeders Conquer The Railroads!

Allan sent me this link, from the “Train Fanatics” site.  I’m not sure such a rail tour would work in the UK – imagine the problems on the London commuter lines – and I guess all our lines are just too … Continue reading

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