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Old September 16th, 2019, 02:46 PM   #41
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Yes, it seems that the period after the War was like this. The improvement in the combustion engine and particularly the growing success of the diesel engine rapidly resulted in a transfer of freight from rail to road and increased car ownership from the Mid-50s onwards brought a significant reduction in passenger traffic.

There has recently been a resurgence in passenger traffic on the railways and in the UK this is seeing some old lines reopening.
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Old September 16th, 2019, 06:35 PM   #42
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The Forest of Dean again. ...

Another Forest of Dean Colliery. .... Flour Mill Colliery. ...

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2017/09/30...-mill-colliery
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Old September 20th, 2019, 01:59 PM   #43
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The Tanat Valley Light Railway - Part 1


In August 2019 my wife and I belatedly celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary by having a few days away. We chose to stay West of Llanymynech in the Welsh Borders.

While we were there we travelled the length of the Tanat Valley, following as closely as we could the route of the old Light Railway.

Much of the time on the journey we were looking across a couple of fields and noting a slight rise in the land along the line of the old railway!

We started the journey down the valley from Pennant Melangell and it's picturesque church. Intriguingly, there was a small museum in the church tower which included a number of things relating to the old Light Railway.

Sadly, we timed this excursion badly and were unable to visit the visitor centre at Nantmwr. It was closed in the days that we were in the area.

This post gives a great deal of background information about the line and the Tanat Valley. I hope, in the next post to follow the route of the line as best as possible.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/09/18...-branch-part-1

You will note that one of the reference documents used is a GCE project report about Llangynog and the railway which I came across in St. Melangell's Church.
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Old September 24th, 2019, 10:48 PM   #44
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The Forest of Dean again. ...

Trafalgar Colliery - I have enjoyed reviewing the available documentation about Trafalgar Colliery in the Forest of Dean. I hope this post is of interest.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/09/24...ry-and-railway
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Old October 6th, 2019, 09:33 PM   #45
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The Forest of Dean again. ...

I have recently encountered two small books, both of which are facsimile editions of much older books. The first is a 19th century guide to the Forest of Dean for early holiday makers. The second provides a guide to the various coal mines in the Forest. ...

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/10/05...forest-of-dean
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Old October 19th, 2019, 09:59 AM   #46
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Several closed lines have become cool cycle tracks.
This one in Essex between Braintree and Bishops Stortford is a good one.
The Flitch Way.

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Old October 26th, 2019, 05:36 PM   #48
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King's Lynn again. ............

One of the directors of the Docks and Harbour Railways in King's Lynn was William Burkitt, a self-made local business man who had the means to order his own locomotive from Alfred Dodman & Company of Kings Lynn. The loco was named 'Gazelle'. This is the story of that locomotive. It pulls, Colonel Stephens, King's Lynn and the Shropshire and Montgomery Light Railway into one story!

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/07/21/gazelle
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Old October 26th, 2019, 05:37 PM   #49
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King's Lynn again. .........

There is a lot more to cover about the railways in and around King's Lynn. This post gives a flavour of what is to come in due course.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/10/21...-in-kings-lynn

There is a significant length of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway, the branch to Hunstanton, the original length of the line from Gaywood towards Bawsey and a number of quarry and other short lines, without even considering the main line towards Ely.

When time permits. ..............
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Old November 8th, 2019, 04:19 PM   #50
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Ironic really, how in the 60s the big push was to get freight on to roads and get rid of railways, (doubtless political agenda driven)....now with all the moaning about diesel engines, congestion, etc etc,... if only they'd left the comprehensive railway system that had evolved over a century in place, we could've had much of this goods traffic back on rails, think how many lorries you can dispense with using one decent sized freight train..
Yes , i realise you need local logistics to transfer from train to final destination, tho back in the day most stations had a good yard / sidings for just such a purpose.
I'd like to see trains on trackbeds again rather than push bikes..!
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