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RE: The Gloucester and Cheltenham Tramroad - Part 4
This is the final instalment of the articles about the Gloucester and Cheltenham Tramroad. Part 4 covers the length which ran through the City of Gloucester to the Docks. ......

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/05/08/the...oad-part-4
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RE: The Cornwall Minerals Railway
This post results from reading Issue No. 30 of the "Railway Archive" Journal. It contains an article about the locomotives originally purchased for the Cornwall Minerals Railway. That company dramatically over-ordered motive power and when its lease was taken over by the GWR, 50% of its original order were returned to the manufacturer Sharp, Stewart of Manchester.

Eight if these locomotives found their way to the Lynn & Fakenham Railway and eventually onto the books of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway.

This first post about the Cornwall Minerals Railway highlights these locomotives. ...

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/05/17/the...way-part-1
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RE: Gloucester Docks and their Railways
Neil Parkhouse, in one of his fantastic collections of colour photographs from the last decades of steam in Gloucestershire (British Railway History in Colour) focusses on the Midland lines serving the docks, specifically three lines in the area - the Tuffley Loop; the High Orchard Branch; and the Hempsted or New Docks Branch. The Western approaches to the docks are covered in the first volume of the series.

This thread is designed to cover the Railways of the Docks - the first post below is a general over view. Elsewhere I have posted about the ancient tramroad that first served the docks - it was a 3ft 6in gauge plateway which ran between Gloucester and Cheltenham - The Gloucester and Cheltenham Plateway.

The following posts on the thread will seek to follow the routes of the various branches and their sidings.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/05/17/glo...ays-part-1
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RE: The Co. Donegal Railways
My wife and I were due to spend a couple of weeks walking in Co. Donegal in April and May 2020. Instead, we remained at home in Ashton-under-Lyne, continuing to do the jobs we love! I would have been writing a blog about our journeys and walks but instead I have started a series about the 3ft-gauge Co. Donegal Railways. .....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/05/27/co-...allinamore
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