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Old 14-10-2014, 08:19 PM   #11
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Glad to be of help to you both.
A few years ago I stopped at Welshpool and cycled up to Criggion and followed the Shropshire & Montgomery route over the Bailey bridge at Crewgreen and then Kinnerly and then to Llanymynech where I looked at the Lime Kiln etc.
All very interesting with a ride back to Welshpool partly along the old canal towpath which was a bit rough !
I have a couple of books on the S&M, perhaps your Grandfather is in one of the photos.
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Old 14-10-2014, 08:30 PM   #12
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Yes Colin he does feature in the books i have here. Both excellent books, Under Military Control by Mike Christensen and A Illustrated history of S&MLR. by Peter Johnson. Thanks Brian
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Old 14-10-2014, 08:44 PM   #13
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I have family at Camber near where an old tramway shelter can still be seen.
I wish it was still going!
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Old 14-10-2014, 09:42 PM   #14
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Hi Brian.
I also have the Peter Johnson book and also "Branch line to Shrewsbury" by Mitchell & Smith.

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I visited the Camber station in July where the tracks are still in the concrete roadway for quite a distance.

The Colonel's railways are good at leaving track behind. As well as Camber there is track at Snailbeach and I also found a set of points on the Ashover line in the Quarry many years ago !
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Old 14-10-2014, 09:47 PM   #15
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In Peter Johnsons book page 19 bottom picture is my grandfather.
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Old 15-10-2014, 08:38 AM   #16
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Cheers Hunslet, I might have a look next time I go there! In summer the road from the A2070 (Ashford to Rye) can get packed with cars, can't help wondering if a tramway would relieve the congestion, but modern planners do not seem to have the vision of pre-war generations!
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Old 15-10-2014, 11:42 AM   #17
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Hunslet, sorry to be a pain, but do you remember roughly where in Camber the rails are visible? I have had a look on Google maps but cannot figure out exactly where they might be.
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Right getting back on track (pun ). Col stephens used 2 ford railcars back to back apparently because they had no reverse. http://www.hfstephens-museum.org.uk/...2_when_new.jpg
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Right getting back on track (pun ). Col stephens used 2 ford railcars back to back apparently because they had no reverse. http://www.hfstephens-museum.org.uk/...2_when_new.jpg
Oops, sorry for thread drift, like sand dunes really!

I assumed that it was to allow travel both ways without have to turn or drive from the rear, but for neither to have reverse seems even more in keeping with branch lines and the Colonel!
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Old 15-10-2014, 01:25 PM   #20
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Right getting back on track (pun ). Col stephens used 2 ford railcars back to back apparently because they had no reverse. http://www.hfstephens-museum.org.uk/...2_when_new.jpg
I Love that photo, such a Heath Robinson arrangement, but it obviously worked. The Passengers being in the vehicle brings it to life for me.
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