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The Shropshire and Montgomeryshire Light Railway and the Nescliffe MoD Camp again. ...

This is probably my last post on the S&MLR. It covers the line and the military depots that it served from 1941 until it closure in the very early 1960s.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/08/12/the...pot-part-2
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British Railway Standard Steam Locomotives

1951 was the year of the Standard Steam Locomotive. The Railway Magazine of the time focussed on the development of these locos. Rather than just looking backwards to those days, it is good to listen to and read things from the perspective of the time!

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/07/08/bri...ocomotives
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Skelton Junction

What makes a good post? I am not exactly sure. Many of mine are somewhat self-indulgent. I see something I want to investigate and I write about it. ...

There are older threads about Skelton Junction and surrounding lines on http://www.railforums.co.uk which I reference towards the end of this post.

The reason I wanted to look at this was utterly self-indulgent.

Long ago, ... long, long ago ... I lived in Broadheath. My home was less than a mile from Skelton Junction. Doing some investigation was as much about my roots as it was about railways. ....

This short piece is the result:

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/08/15/skelton-junction

The really significant piece of work was what prompted my interest in the first place - an article by Eddie Johnson in the November 2003 issue of Steam Days.
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Slovenia


I have just picked up a copy of Global Railway Review. The July 2019 issue. The feature article focusses on infrastructure in Slovenia. Jo, my wife, and I travelled to Slovenia in 2006 and stayed in Bled. Reading the article in Global Railway Review brought back memories of that holiday.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/08/12/slo...ays-museum

Don't miss out on the photographs from the museum in the appendix at the end of the linked post.
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The Uganda Railway

This is the 5th part of my story of the Uganda Railway. It covers the length from Voi to Ulu in Kenya.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/201...voi-to-ulu

Our journey along the 'Uganda Railway' continues. In this post we travel from Ulu into Nairobi and notice two branch-lines on the way.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/201...to-nairobi

This next post focusses on the station at Nairobi and its immediate environment.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/201...way-museum
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The Uganda Railway again. ....

Hidden behind Nairobi Railway Museum are a large number of old railway carriages. They have been given to a community arts project. ...............

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-48906331
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The Uganda Railway again. ......

We are gradually getting closer to the eastern border of Uganda! This is the next post in the series and covers the strech of the line from Nairobi to Lake Naivasha .....

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.co...ys-part-8-west-of-nairobi-nairobi-to-naivasha

Another leg of the journey on the Uganda Railway.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/201..._to_nakuru

The next two posts cover the length of the old Uganda Railway to Kisumu and Butere. Originally, this line was of significant strategic importance. Trains along the line provided access to Lake Victoria and the inland steamers that then provided access to the Great Lakes region and to Kampala via Port Bell.

The construction of the line from Nakuru to Kampala and beyond changed thing significantly and the old main line became a branch-line and has seen little traffic over recent years.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.co...ays-part-10-west-of-nakuru-the-line-to-kisumu

Before we return to Nakuru to follow the main line towards Kampala, one further post about the Kisumu line. There was a short branch which left the Kisumu to Nakuru line within the confines of Kisumu city. This post focusses on that line.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.co...ways-part-11-the-branch-from-kisumu-to-butere
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