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Ever since I found out that the railway scenes in the 1966 film The Great St. Trinian’s Train Robbery were filmed at the Longmoor Military Railway in Hampshire I’ve had an interest in the sometimes secretive world of the railway systems used by our armed forces. Happily these days, an interest in such matters isn’t … Continue reading “Military Manoeuvres – AD 34”
July 8 sees one of my favourite heritage railways emerge from its Covid-19 induced slumber and start to run trains again. The North Norfolk Railway (NNR) have announced that they will be opening their doors to the public with a limited timetable that will make use of this beautifully restored rake of coaches… Hunslet 16in … Continue reading “Re-opening next week – The North Norfolk Railway”
A couple of years ago I was driving down to Nevers (prefecture of the Nièvre department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in central France) when I was suddenly confronted with this… SNCF class Y2400 A small, diesel shunter (or ‘locotracteur’) plonked in the middle of a roundabout that had been made to vaguely resemble a railway … Continue reading “A little surprise in France… SNCF class Y 2400”
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