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RE: The Railways and Tramways of Aden
The port of Aden came up as an incidental link in another search for information. I thought it might be worth some research. This article and the associated images are the result ...

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2022/08/21/the...tre-gauge/
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RE: The Railways and Tramways of Aden
While researching the Aden State Railway, I came across references to the Aden Port Trust and its tramway. I also tripped over a couple of other items which might be of interest ...

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2022/08/24/ade...er-things/
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RE: The Inclined Planes of East Shropshire's Canals
The tub-boat canals of East Shropshire relied on both locks and inclined planes. The inclined planes were effectively short steep railways. The Trench Incline was the first of these encountered after tub-boats left the Shrewsbury and Newport Canal. It is covered in the post below.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2022/08/31/can...ned-plane/
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RE: The Railways of Uganda again. .....
Railway news from Uganda over the past few years! ...

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2022/09/09/202...om-uganda/

Quote: Over lockdown, I played a very small part in the production of a new book about the railways of Uganda. As a result, I was sent a free copy of that book, “Our Railways. Our History.”
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RE: The Railways of West Wales - Pembrokeshire
In the early Autumn of 2022, we had a two week holiday in West Wales and I took the opportunity to have a look at a number of old railways. I walked lengths of some and spent hours whiling away the time looking at old photos. This thread is the result and this is the first article which looks at transport prior to the railway age, with a significant focus on tramways/tramroads .....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2022/09/13/rai...ilway-age/

Quote:Elsewhere in the UK, a usual pattern of development was for river traffic to be supplemented by tramroads and canals which then, often when traffic warranted it, were replaced by railways. It did not exactly work out like that in Pembrokeshire. ... We start with a quick look at the history of industrial transport of the County before the railways. ...
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RE: The Railways of West Wales - Pembrokeshire
This next post about Pembrokeshire's Railways covers the mainline railways of the county:

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2022/09/13/rai...-railways/
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RE: Aberporth Railway Carriage Conversions
A walk along the coastal path between Aberporth and Tresaith highlighted a local commitment to holiday homes based on old railway carriages. ......

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2022/09/16/abe...nversions/

Quote:Between Aberporth and Tresaith the Ceredigion Coastal Path has, for the majority of its length, been upgraded as a path accessible to all. Fantastic views across Cardigan Bay are now available to us all.

Amid the great scenery there are a series of Edwardian railway carriages which have been converted to holiday homes.
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RE: The Railways of West Wales - Pembrokeshire again. ...
This next linked post (which for some reason has an abnormal URL) begins a short series of articles covering the industrial railways of Pembrokeshire. So far, I have identified a number of industrial lines including:

• The Saundersfoot Railway (covered in a later article)

• The Milford Haven Docks Railways

• The Milford & St. Bride's Bay Light Railway and proposals for expansion of the Docks at Milford Haven

• The Royal Navy Armaments Depot at Newton Noyes (RNMD Milford Haven)

• The Royal Navy Armaments Depot at Trecwn (RNAD Trecwn) (covered in a later article)

• Milford Haven Oil Refineries

• The Freystrop Colliery Railway.

• The Hook Colliery Railway.

Those in the immediate vicinity of Milford Haven are reviewed in the linked article below:

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2022/09/20/__trashed-3/

Quote:1. Milford Haven Docks Railways

In 1790 an Act of Parliament granted William Hamilton permission to: 'make and provide Quays, Docks, Piers and other erections and establish a Market with proper Roads and Avenues'. Several plans were proposed for the construction of quays, piers and all weather docks in the first half of the 19th century, but nothing was done. In an attempt of kick start the town to life the Milford Improvement Bill of 1857 led to the construction of a pier and two wooden bridges: Black Bridge and Hakin Bridge, both now replaced by modern structures. [51]

Once construction of the Milford Junction Railway was completed in 1863, further work became essential to the docks. This was completed in the early 1870s and more railway track was laid towards the docks complex in 1875. A spur to Newton Noyes, known as the 'Estate Line', was completed in 1882. It connected with a cast-iron pier, which was reached via a lifting bridge at Castle Pill; the junction with the Milford line was opposite the station. [53]

The docks were finally opened in 1888, with dry-dock facilities in Castle Pill. The docks were intended for the transatlantic passenger trade, but were only very sparsely used for this purpose. [51]
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RE: The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway again. ...
The Abandoned Town Section - An Addendum

After my first article about the Town Section of the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway a number of folks got in touch with their photos of the line and I have, since deciding to write an addendum, found other photographs which people have kindly allowed me to include in this additional article. There are a few embedded links to Flickr images as well.

It has been a joy pulling all these together. ...

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2022/09/23/the...-addendum/
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RE: The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway again. ...
The OS map in the link below has the correct route across Church Street. This link was kindly pointed out to me by an acquaintance on another forum.

Ref SJ20NW - A
Surveyed / Revised: Pre 1930 to 1962, Published: 1964

https://maps.nls.uk/view/189186867
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