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1971 – September – the Victoria line opens

September 1971 edition of the Railway Magazine included an article on the opening of the final section of the London Underground Victoria line on July 23 1971. Public opening of the 3.5 mile southward extension to the Victoria Line of London … Continue reading

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1971 – July – Birdcage discomfort

Also in the July 1971 edition of Railway Magazine was an interesting article on the Oxted line of Southern Railway and BR Southern Region.  This line branched off the main Brighton line at East Croydon, wound its way through Oxted … Continue reading

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1971 – April – “Gricers” reach Wales

The April 1971 edition of Railway Magazine contained an article informing us that there were still seven classes of steam locomotive operating in Malaysia.  They had certainly all gone by 1985 when Maxine and I took a train from Kuala … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

A good article from the BBC, exploring how ten London Underground stations got their peculiar names: How tube stations got their unusual names Scan a map of the London Underground for the first time, and you’ll likely notice that it … Continue reading

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Living in the past

I came home from our last ESNG with a pile of old rail magazines, prototype and model.  Ian was offering them free to any takers, and what was left I offered to take home and have a browse then recycle … Continue reading

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Shelf layout design

An interesting clinic presented at the NMRA MCR “Thoroughbred Limited” Convention May 13-18, 2015 by Philip Gliebe.  It’s interesting as this is an American looking largely at UK branch line layouts for inspiration.  ‘Shelf layouts’ in the USA are often … Continue reading

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Swiss Redux #2

Another quiet day mountain train spotting…..

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