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by rogerfarnworth
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Iran Railways
Replies: 12
Views: 3011

Re: Iran Railways

Recently, reading old copies of BackTrack magazine, I came across an article which included memories from an Army engineer of time spent in Iran in the early 1940s and in the same issue of the magazine a short note about the involvement of the GWR in Iran. These seemed to be fitting items for an add...
by rogerfarnworth
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Holiday Reading. ...
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: Holiday Reading. ...

Some further suggestions for holiday reading .....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/09/09/ho ... ding-again

Two more books which are worth taking with you on holiday:

Chris Arnot; Small Island by Little Train; ISBN 978-0-7495-7849-7.

Tom Chesshyre; Slow Trains to Venice; ISBN 978-1-78783-299-2.
by rogerfarnworth
Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Holiday Reading. ...
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Holiday Reading. ...

A couple of books for holiday reading!

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/08/08/holiday-reading
by rogerfarnworth
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Le Macaron Metre-Gauge Line in Provence-Cote d'Azur
Replies: 6
Views: 1501

Re: Le Macaron Metre-Gauge Line in Provence-Cote d'Azur

This next post takes us back to La Londes and allows us to discover the various branch-lines which left the main line here. These branch-lines served mining interests and a torpedo factory and provided significant amounts of good traffic for the line. https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2017/12/29/...
by rogerfarnworth
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: The Central Var Metre-Gauge Line in Provence-Cote d'Azur
Replies: 14
Views: 3072

Re: The Central Var Metre-Gauge Line in Provence-Cote d'Azur

The journey along the Central Var metre-gauge line continues from Claviers to Figanieres.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/20 ... rovence-29
by rogerfarnworth
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Japanese Railways
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: Japanese Railways

The Railways of the Kiso Forest - Part A This next post provides an introduction to the Logging Railways in the Kiso Forest. Only a short tourist railway now remains of what was once a very large system of 762mm lines. I am currently working on a short survey of one of the lines which made up the n...
by rogerfarnworth
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: The East Cornwall Mineral Railway
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Re: The East Cornwall Mineral Railway

This is the second of two posts about the East Cornwall Mineral Railway, a 3ft 6in narrow gauge railway. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/03/28/the-east-cornwall-mineral-railway-part-2 In 1908, the line was superseded by a standard gauge line which ran from Bere Alston to Callington via Calstock and i...
by rogerfarnworth
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Les Chemins de Fer de l'Herault
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Re: Les Chemins de Fer de l'Herault

The second post in a series about the secondary railways of l'Herault.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/03/20/ra ... colombiers
by rogerfarnworth
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Les Tramways de l'Aude (South West France)
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Re: Les Tramways de l'Aude (South West France)

This post completes the story of one of the lines of the Tramways de l'Aude. The journey from Belpech to Castelnaudary is completed by a run from Salles-sur-l'Hers to Castelnaudary.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2018/08/29/tr ... ary-part-b
by rogerfarnworth
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Tramways in Provence-Cote d'Azur
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

Re: Tramways in Provence-Cote d'Azur

The second half of the story of the TNL tramway line from Nice to Levens. This length runs from Tourette-Levens to Levens. As part of the article, I have used what railway modellers sometimes call 'modeller's license' ... the freedom to use our imagination. The first part of this second half of the ...