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RE: Trams in and around Nice
I have been exploring the history of the Metre-gauge Tramways in Nice through reading a french-language book about their history. To do so, I have had to use translation software as my French has not improved beyond O-level standard!

This is the next post in the series: .....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/08/12/the...rovence-87

It covers the period from 1935 to the liberation by allied forces in 1944.
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Re: The Hay Inclined Plane at Coalport, Shropshire
Travelling South to Ludlow in late October, I came across an example of a Canal Inclined Plane at Coalport, Shropshire. It qualifies as a railway although its primary purpose was the carrying of canal boats between the Shropshire Canal and the River Severn. ....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/10/21/coa...ironbridge
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Re: The Co. Donegal Railways: Ireland
This next post completes the length of the Strabane and Letterkenny Railway

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/10/29/co-...etterkenny

A Journey Along the Line - Strabane to Letterkenny - Part C - Convoy to Letterkenny

We return to Convoy Railway Station which sits to the East of the Village. While we are waiting for our train, a railcar from Letterkenny stops at the station.
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RE: Colonel Stephens and Tonbridge, Kent
A recent short article in 'The Colonel' reminded me that my maternal grandparents lived close to Colonel Stephens' Office in Tonbridge, Kent. This link is to a short article about that part of Tonbridge and the location of Colonel Stephens' office.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/11/05/col...ridge-kent
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RE: The Clergy and Railways. ...
I was asked to give a talk in 2020 to a clergy discussion group on the subject 'Clergy and Trains'. This group had decided to have its annual outing on The East Lancs Railway and I was to be the after dinner 'entertainment'! It did not work out, for obvious reasons in 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic altered everyone's plans!

However, as a result of the request, I began to study what was available online and in the press on this subject and the place it takes in the wide range of interests available to the clergy. ... Whether my research counts as original research, I very much doubt. However, you might find what follows of interest!

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/11/14/cle...d-railways

Quote:"It is a truth universally acknowledged that the clergy love trains." So started an article by Ed Beavan in the Church Times on 15th June 2011, entitled 'All Steamed Up About Trains'. [1] On the centenary of the birth of the Revd W. V. Awdry, creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, Ed Beavan asked, in his article in the Church Times, why so many clergy are railway buffs.
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Re: The Railways of Iran
This is another post in a series about the railways of Iran. It focuses on a narrow gauge system, some 40 miles in total length, which served the Abadan Oil Depot and refinery. Available information is sparse. ....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/11/19/rai...ompany-ltd
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RE: Roger Farnworth Railways
Since first posting about APOC/AIOC on 19th November, a number of people have pointed me to considerably more information about the 2ft 6in gauge and the 3ft gauge railways that served different part of the Company's network in Iran. If the original post of the 19th November was of interest it has now been significantly extended.

The link remains the same so the original more limited text cannot easily be accessed. It has been subsumed in the newer version on the same link. Just for convenience I have repeated the link here:

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/11/19/rai...ompany-ltd
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