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Section 024: ABC Narrow Gauge Railways 1. The Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway : An odd output of books & booklets throughout the years, this collection is possibly incomplete; I'll add any more if & when they come to light. Some of the publications are, to all intents & purposes, not much more than timetables, while others contain more information. As usual, a couple of these books aren't quite ABCs, but are interesting, and similar in spirit enough to include.

Section 024: ABC Narrow Gauge Railway...

Dave Rowland

An odd output of books & booklets throughout the years, this collectio ...

Updated: May 27, 2011 11:46pm PST

Section 023: ABC Locomotive Engineers : This one-off series, ostensibly Locomotive Engineers of the Big Four, was produced in September 1946, but although prepared in 1949, the LMS edition was never published, so only three editions were actually published - GWR, SR and LNER.

Section 023: ABC Locomotive Engineers

Dave Rowland

This one-off series, ostensibly Locomotive Engineers of the Big Four, ...

Updated: May 27, 2011 3:11pm PST

Section 019: ABC Pre-Grouping Southern Locomotives : A small collection of large format softback books produced between 1946 and 1949, covering the three pre-grouping constituent companies which formed the Southern Railway - The London, Brighton & South Coast Railway (LBSCR), The South Eastern & Chatham Railway (SECR), and The London & South Western Railway (LSWR). Perhaps extending the series to cover the whole of the country's pre-grouping locomotive stock was a little too ambitious...

Section 019: ABC Pre-Grouping Souther...

Dave Rowland

A small collection of large format softback books produced between 194 ...

Updated: May 27, 2011 6:17am PST

Section 018: ABC Famous Locomotive Types 1944-50 : Following the 1944 'McIntosh Locomotives of The Caledonian Railway', a whole series was introduced in 1947, eventually consisting of six books, including a re-working of the McIntosh Locomotives publication, this second book was 8.5" x 5.5" in format. The rest of the series were all 7 3/8" x 4 7/8".

Section 018: ABC Famous Locomotive Ty...

Dave Rowland

Following the 1944 'McIntosh Locomotives of The Caledonian Railway', a ...

Updated: May 27, 2011 6:01am PST

Section 010: ABC Preserved Locomotives 1981-84 : Preserved steam locomotives were sporadically included in some ABCs right from the start, but only four dedicated books were produced from 1981 to 1984. Preserved diesel & electric multiple units were not listed in these books, only steam, diesel & electric locomotives from British Railways and those constituent companies later forming the BR system.

Section 010: ABC Preserved Locomotive...

Dave Rowland

Preserved steam locomotives were sporadically included in some ABCs ri ...

Updated: May 25, 2011 3:44am PST

Rheilffyrdd Ffestiniog ac Eryri – the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways : The visit of an old friend, Mel Finzer, from Chicago, who I had last seen back in November on our expedition around Colorado and Wyoming, was the perfect opportunity for a return visit to North Wales, and it didn’t disappoint. 

The WHR were running two of their NGG16 Beyer-Garratts, 87 (Cockerill 1936) and 138 (Beyer-Peacock 1958) as well as the two mainline diesels, Vale of Ffestiniog (C H Funkey 1968) and Castell Caernarfon (C H Funkey 1968) whilst the Ffestiniog rostered two Double Fairlies; Merddin Emrys (Boston Lodge 1879) and Earl of Merioneth/Iarll Meirionydd (Boston Lodge 1979). And although it wasn’t wall to wall sun – this is North Wales after all – we enjoyed some sun or bright conditions on all three days. And to top it all Friday 20th was the first day of the WHR’s Rail Ale Beer Festival ☺.

To round things off, on our return journey we stopped off at Llanfair and Welshpool for a quick look at the W&LLR before an afternoon at Old Linslade and a date with Earl of Mount Edgcumbe – but that’s another story. 

All in all it was a very enjoyable few days away from the hustle and bustle of SE England enjoying the sounds and smells of steam (and diesel) trains, amid some great mountain scenery.

Rheilffyrdd Ffestiniog ac Eryri – t...

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The visit of an old friend, Mel Finzer, from Chicago, who I had last s ...

Updated: May 24, 2011 12:20pm PST

Clapham Junction, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Watford Junction & Gatwick 13 July : With the Southern DaySave ticket now extended to Milton Keynes, I gave it a go; most pics here are from Bletchley and Watford Junction, some from Clapham Junction, Milton Keynes and Gatwick Airport, and a few odd ones taken at Portsmouth Harbour and Three Bridges. Also a couple of shots from the train of new class 378 units at Willesden TMD. Managed to just miss 56312 at MK, and 90026 on Euston-BNS at Bletchley, also 37's on flask at Kensington... oh well, you can't have everything. Plenty of freight here, plus lots of units. Oh, and one or two Pendolinos...
Classes to be found here: 66/0, 66/4, 66/5, 66/7, 66/9, 67, 86/5, 86/6, 90, 92, 150/1, 153, 158/9, 159/0, 221, 313/1, 319/3, 319/4, 321/4, 350/1, 350/2, 377/4, 378/0, 390, 444, 450/0, 450/5, 455/7, 455/8, 455/9, 456, 460, 508/3.

Clapham Junction, Bletchley, Milton K...

Dave Rowland

With the Southern DaySave ticket now extended to Milton Keynes, I gave ...

Updated: May 24, 2011 10:14am PST

Fratton (for 1st freight working) & Eastleigh (73205+D6515) 14 January : First day out this year, primarily to capture the historic occasion of the first freight working to the new Fratton terminal, secondly to catch the 73+33 light engine move from Swanage to Eastleigh. Sunny, but decidedly nippy later... Thanks as ever to Mick Rowland for providing the finer points of train movements.
Classes to be found here: 08, 09, 33/0, 66/0, 66/5, 66/7, 73/2, 158, 377, 444, 450.

Fratton (for 1st freight working) & E...

Dave Rowland

First day out this year, primarily to capture the historic occasion of ...

Updated: May 24, 2011 12:05am PST

Eastleigh (for 37038+37610) 15 March : Since it was such a pleasant day, I spent a few hours at Eastleigh, expecting to see 31106 on 1Q86; it turned out to be worked by DRS 37038 & 37610. EWS 67003 & 67005 worked to the T & RSMD with charter stock, and 66723 made an appearance with the gypsum working. Several more freight & departmental workings, a pair of 4-JOPs, and all the usual units. Good day out.
Classes to found here: 07, 08, 37/0, 37/6, 66/0, 66/5, 66/7, 67, 158, 159, 220, 221, 321, 377, 444, 450, 458, 508.

Eastleigh (for 37038+37610) 15 March

Dave Rowland

Since it was such a pleasant day, I spent a few hours at Eastleigh, ex ...

Updated: May 23, 2011 3:16pm PST

Southampton & Eastleigh 20 February : After unexpectedly staying overnight on Friday in Southampton, I made my way back to Gosport on Saturday via Eastleigh & Portsmouth. Before I left, I spent quite some on the Saxon Road footbridge just west of Southampton Central, while there was still plenty of frost. At Eastleigh, I walked to Campbell Road bridge, where I passed a couple of hours; quite a few photos of the Works yard here, plus a fair number of passing trains. At the station, I took a few more photos before returning to Portsmouth, so there's another couple of photos at Portsmouth Harbour.
Classes to be found here: 07, 08, 20/3, 47/8, 66/0, 66/4, 66/5, 66/7, 67, 73/1, 150/2, 158, 220, 221, 321/4, 377, 421, 444, 450, 508/3.

Southampton & Eastleigh 20 February

Dave Rowland

After unexpectedly staying overnight on Friday in Southampton, I made ...

Updated: May 23, 2011 12:08pm PST