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Monthly Archives: January 2014
Fascinating article from the BBC on the Post Office Railway (otherwise known as mail rail). This driverless narrow-gauge line carried mail for over six miles from sorting office to sorting office under the streets of London from 1927 to 2003. That fount of all knowledge … Continue reading
A good, if rather conventional, place to start with interurban layouts, is the conventional branch line. Some electric railroads were no more than a branch line in total. Others, like the Pacific Electric, had twigs off the branches off the … Continue reading
The mojo returneth (at least in part). After an interlude that included reading the first 400 pages of Bishop Tom Wright’s 1600 page magnum opus on Paul, lumberjacking a 40 foot pine tree in the garden, and clearing up after my … Continue reading
Another simple blog. But here are two pictures taken in 1970 at Porthmadoc on the west coast of Wales. The Ffestiniog was primarily a slate carrier, and ran on a tad under 2 foot gauge. Although preservation of the line … Continue reading
Browsing RMweb today (looking for I don’t know what) I came across this idea by Andy Gautrey on his Yakima Valley layout. It is for HO, but I see no reason it won’t work in N. “There are also a few 2mm … Continue reading
I am going to opt for an easy post (or two) this week, posting a few of my old holiday snaps. Nothing racy or revealing, I’m afraid, just boring old railways. So here are four snaps of the 2′ 6″ … Continue reading