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    Iran Railways

    The Anglo-Persian Oil Company which became the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company and then BP maintained a number of narrow gauge lines. This post covers a 2ft 6in gauge line (The Dar-I-Khazineh Fields Railway) providing access to the first oilfield in the Middle East and a 3ft gauge line which served...
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    The Clergy and Railroads!?! An article from across the pond!

    I was asked to give a talk in 2020 to a clergy discussion group in the UK 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...
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    The Co. Donegal Railways

    This next post completes the length of the Strabane and Letterkenny Railway http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/10/29/co-donegal-railways-ireland-part-6-strabane-to-letterkenny-part-c-convoy-to-letterkenny A Journey Along the Line - Strabane to Letterkenny - Part C - Convoy to Letterkenny We...
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    The Tramways of Provence

    I have been explorong 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: ...
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    The Hay Inclined Plane at Coalport near Ironbridge, Shropshire in the UK

    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. ...
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    The Co. Donegal Railways

    This next post is the second in a series about the Strabane and Letterkenny Railway Line. There will be a further post in due course. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/10/05/co-donegal-railways-ireland-part-5-strabane-to-letterkenny-part-b-raphoe-to-convoy
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    The Railways of Jamaica

    I have just finished reading a book about the railways of Jamaica which prompted a little research on-line. Jamaica still intends to reopen its railways system. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/10/08/the-railways-of-jamaica
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    The Forest of Dean Railways and Tramways

    Darkhill Ironworks, Titanic Steelworks and associated railways and tramways. ..... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/09/12/the-forest-of-dean-milkwall-tramway-at-dark-hill
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    The Forest of Dean Railways and Tramways

    This short addendum to my most recent post provides photographs with comments which were taken at the site of Flour Mill Colliery where The Flour Mill Ltd undertakes heavy engineering work maintaining and refurbishing steam locomotives...
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    The Forest of Dean Railways and Tramways

    The Bream Heritage Walk, the Oakwood Tramway and The Flour Mill Ltd The Forest of Dean continues to be one of my favourites places. In 2020 we, once again, stayed there in the first week of September. This post returns to two earlier themes from the Forest...
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    The Co. Donegal Railways

    This next post about the Co. Donegal Railways is the first looking at the Strabane to Letterkenny Railway. It begins at Strabane and runs as far as the town of Raphoe which was an ancient seat of temporal and spiritual power. ...
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    The Guinness Brewery Railways, Dublin

    A short note about a couple of publications which focus on the Guinness Brewery Railways. ..... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/07/22/the-guinness-brewery-railways-dublin-again
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    The Co. Donegal Railways

    After completing the first two articles in the series, covering the Glenties Branch, I was put in touch with Kerry Doherty who lives in Co. Donegal and he provided a few images of the branch. I have updated the two linked articles with a total of four photographs, three of which come from Kerry...
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    The Railways of the Channel Islands

    Part 1 - Alderney There was a short industrial railway on Alderney which has since become a tourist attraction on the island carrying passengers in two 1959 London underground carriages. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/07/06/the-channel-islands-part-1-alderney
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    Iran Railways

    This is probably my penultimate post on the railways of Iran. I want, at some stage to review what is known about the railways which served the Oil fields in the South of Iran and a final installment. This post looks at the various forms of motive power on the railways of Iran since the first...




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