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A little Redhill local history

I’ll report back on the show next time.  But for now, a little local history (at least it is if you live in Redhill).  From the Surrey Mirror: The grisly tale of the tunnel between Merstham and Coulsdon South Anyone … Continue reading

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Crisis – what crisis?

The September 1982 copy of ‘Modern Railways’ has the cover sub-title of “British Rail in crisis.”  This seems to be mainly due to a prolonged strike by the ASLEF drivers.  It seems to have been due to a proposal to … Continue reading

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1971 – February – Same old problems?

The 1971 editions of Railway Magazine have some familiar articles. Alleviating Borough Market Fundamental changes to the track layout, combined with resignalling, in the London Bridge area is planned by the Southern Region of British Railways to overcome the notorious … Continue reading

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Hindsight is perfect….

A few quotes from the February 1975 Modern Railways show that a lot can happen in 40 years, most of it beyond one’s wildest dreams.  From an article on the “London Rail Study”, a government appointed team looking at railways … Continue reading

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Book review – ‘The LBSCR Elevated Electrification’

A present to myself this Christmas was this little book…. Between 1909 and 1929 there was an overhead electric commuter service on parts of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway.  It didn’t get as far as Redhill – we … Continue reading

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Just like the real thing….

Allan sent me this little gem… Did you see or hear about this yesterday?  A Southern 455 EMU comes apart between second & third coach.  Luckily was an ECS movement into Victoria. For ECS read ’empty coaching stock’?  When the same … Continue reading

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Detailed London transport map

If you love maps and trying to see how real track layouts could be made into a model, and you’ll happily spend hours poring over Ordnance Survey maps, archive maps, route diagrams and rail maps, this is a wonderful resource.  … Continue reading

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