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Long narrow gauge rail videos

This section being that which covers those long narrow gauge videos seen on You Tube. Most narrow gauge system videos are under an hour, however longer ones depicting the Japanese ...
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Introducing The New Tokaido Line #4

The line's construction at various locations Model of the proposed New Osaka station. It seems the gardens and statue shown here were not built and the space given over to ...
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MILW picture gallery #2

The second part of this special gallery of Milwaukee Road scenes! Most are from Flickr pools - and not even featured on Google's pages. Many fascinating pictures - and great ...
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Central London Railway 120th anniversary

The Central Line's 120th anniversary! Originally known as the Central London Railway (or more popularly as it was known, the Twopenny Tube) the system was officially opened on 27th June ...
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Buffer crash tests #2

The first post looked at primarily Ipswich buffers under test in Argentina. This post looks at a few more of those - but its mainly the more modern types such ...
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MILW picture gallery #1

I thought I'd do a gallery of Milwaukee Road scenes! Most are from Flickr pools - and not even featured on Google's pages. Many fascinating pictures - and some very ...
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Southend’s Kursaal 50 years on

This year is a milestone in terms of Southend's famous Kursaal buildings. Its 50 years since the Kursaal Amusement Park's final season, this being 1970. The Scenic Railway did not ...
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Buffer crash tests #1

A post with a difference - well sort of! I discovered some number of videos following threads on hydraulic buffers at terminus stations. Thus here's a collaboration of all those ...
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Tinpot Railways: Terminal decline #3

We continue with our investigations into what could be said to be the 'public sphere' or perhaps the British consciousness in terms of its railways. The grand modernisation schemes and ...
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The Schwebebahn has a big problem!

London has noisy tube trains and sections of underground line that are just too damn noisy for passengers - not forgetting the residents who live above the lines. One would ...
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Tinpot Railways: Terminal decline #2

This looks at further examples of British railway's 4xD policy. That is Demote, Deconstruct, Dereliction and Destruction. I made that up but what it means is first a station was ...
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An obnoxious police officer – and the fall out

We've been down this road both in the US and the UK. Police officers kill Blacks and get away with it. Its very rare they get sentenced, if anything. Policing ...
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A tale of two Eurostar terminals

One has to ask, have the London international rail termini (eg Eurostar) ever been a prime enthusiast hotspot. A honeypot for train geeks? The answer's a definite no, especially when ...
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Tinpot Railways: Terminal decline

The good old British railway system! One of the fighter points for the UK's successful tinpot railway system were its termini. Who needed grand stations with a judicious choice of ...
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Long rail videos – UK

A two part feature covering the longer driver's eye rail videos in the UK. I thought about doing this by decree of country (eg England, Scotland, Wales) however I realised ...
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Introducing The New Tokaido Line #3

To begin with the new line was affectionately named Yume no Chōtokkyū - or the 'Super Dream Express.' The earlier and more popular name 'Bullet train' didn't gain world wide ...
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Young’s brewery canal

This is a follow up to the post I did the other day on Young's Ram brewery at Wandsworth. The reason this is being done is because I discovered some ...
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Young’s Brewery

This is an anniversary post! Its not any special one but rather its thirty years since I had a tour around the famous Ram Brewery at Wandsworth. I thought I'd ...
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Tinpot Railways: The double deck conundrum

A few weeks back I had written most of a post - not yet quite finished called Britain's Tinpot Railways - about the huge disbenefits of Britain's railways and the ...
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Introducing The New Tokaido Line #2

This is the second part of the planning/construction of the Shinaksen. Its straight in to the history! The construction of the Shinkansen would require enormous investment, some thought it would ...
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Introducing the New Tokaido Line

During previous research on the Shinkansen, I found few construction pictures and it appeared there was little in the way of comprehensive information. Since then further new sources have since ...
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The Victoria Line at Green Park

Green Park tube station is unusual that it has had two lots of Royal openings! The first was for the Victoria Line in 1969 and the second almost exactly ten ...
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The worlds that we built

Nothing in our lives came about by chance - except the one single fact being almost each and everyone came about by conception. Even that could one day become a ...
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Ludgate: Requiem für eine Stadtbrücke

No this is not some weird 1972 film review. I am aware of a film that goes by a similar name but this is not that either! On the other ...
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Croydon Tramlink 20th Anniversary

Its 20 years since Croydon's new trams began service. These, known as Tramlink, began in May 2000. The anniversary is rather muted it seems, its possibly due to the covid ...
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Maida Vale Studios

The BBC's iconic studios in West London were given a Grade II Listed Building status on 5th May 2020 after much concern the historic site would be sold off and ...
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A mystery London scene!

Whilst undertaking research for the history of the Victoria Line, I happened to be viewing a film I have seen several times but for some reason had rather ignored the ...
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Construction Of Oxford Circus Station 1962-69 #2

This is an overview of the stations and route forming the third part of the Victoria Line in 1969. The stations were Oxford Circus, Green Park and Victoria. The problems ...
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London Underground's first 'ATO' system – 1932

The tube was the first passenger railway in the UK to adopt any form of automated train control or rather as it was known in those days, Centralised Train Control ...
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Long You Tube rail videos #1

With everyone having so much time on their hands due to the current enforced lockdown, I thought a guide to those long rail videos which can be found on You ...
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