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Talyllyn Railway Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Talyllyn Railway (Welsh: Rheilffordd Talyllyn) is a narrowgauge preserved railway in runs for miles ( km) from Tywyn on the MidWales coast to Nant Gwernol near the village of line was opened in 1866 to carry slate from the quarries at Bryn Eglwys to Tywyn. It was the first narrow gauge railway in Britain authorised by Act of Parliament to carry ...

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Visit Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum itinari

Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum is a unique attraction in the Lake District which gives visitors an insight into Lakeland''s industrial past. Two indoor display rooms highlight the links between geology, quarrying and the 400 year history of metal ore mining. A guided tour of our replica mine can enhance the experience and give you an insight into the world of the early miners.

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Talyllyn Railway ''Sir Haydn'' Locomotive Wiki

Sir Haydn is a type of 040ST (now a 042ST) narrowgauge steam locomotive on the Talyllyn Railway. Sir Haydn was built in 1878 by the Hughes'' Loco and Tramway Engine Works Ltd. He worked on the nearby Corris Railway until the closure of that line in 1948. In 1951, he was purchased by the Talyllyn Railway, along with the other surviving Corris locomotive, who became Edward Thomas, and was ...

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The Railways of Spitsbergen International Steam

Just over the fjord from Ny Ålesund is Ny London, the site of an unsuccessful British marble quarry. A few narrow gauge wagons survive there along with some verticalboilered steam cranes and the boiler of a portable steam engine. 200km south of the main archipelago is the small island of Bjornoya or Bear Island in English.

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List of preserved Hunslet narrowgauge locomotives Wikipedia

Donated by Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust; ... British Aluminium Company Howard No. 2: Statfold Barn Railway: 1936 1844 042 ST: ... Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum: 1941 2270 040 DM: 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) RNAD Trecwn, RNAD Broughton Moor: Almond Valley Light Railway:

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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum The Railway

Here at Threlkeld Quarry we have our own narrow gauge railway. The line is currently half a mile in length and has some steep gradients including a section of 1/20. See below to view information about our three passenger locomotives. There is a selection of internal combustion and battery electric locomotives on display in the Top Shed.

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10 of the best narrowgauge railway journeys in Britain

Jun 27, 2017Chris Arnot is author of Small Island by Little Train: A NarrowGauge Adventure (AA, £). To order a copy for £ including UK pp visit the guardian bookshop or call on 0330 333 6846 Topics

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List of British heritage and private railways Fandom

many of the standardgauge railways (thus including former exbranch lines and former exmainline routes) listed were originally closed by british railways (later shortened to british rail) under the beeching cuts in the 1960s, although lines closed in subsequent decades have also been subject to restoration and operation as private or preserved .

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Quarry Trucks | Thomas the Tank Engine Wikia | Fandom

The Ffarquhar Quarry trucks are based on 5 and 7plank open wagons. Livery. The Ffarquhar Quarry trucks are painted yellow, orange, pink, brown or grey with "FQC" painted in white or light grey on both sides. Appearances The Railway Series. Branch Line Engines Percy''s Predicament; Tramway Engines Mavis and Toby''s Tightrope

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Gunpowder Vans in British Railways days? RMweb

The Dapol Ngauge one would be fine for the 1950s and 1960s if you''re modelling the former, the likelihood is that the van would have been unfitted, and thus in grey livery, as fitted ones didn''t arrive much before the end of the decade. McRuss RMweb Gold 742 Location: Lohr, Germany Author RMweb Gold Posted July 14, 2010

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Ironstone Narrow Gauge Industrial Railway Society

The last three narrow gauge steamoperated quarry lines to survive were all situated quite close to one another in Northamptonshire. The first to go, in October 1962, was the Kettering Furnaces system. The ironworks at Kettering dated from 1878 and were supplied with local ore brought in by a 3ft gauge tramway.

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The Bong Mine Railway, Liberia International Steam

The Bong Mine railway is operating along its full 80km route, from the jetty in Monrovia (just beyond the Free Port) up to Bong Mine town. It runs a passenger service four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, I think, though I had conflicting days given) known as the Commercial Service, and freight six days a week (not Sunday), known as the Industrial Service.

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Narrowgauge railway Find link Edward Betts

The Phyllis Rampton Narrow Gauge Railway Trust is a British charity which is registered with the British Charity Commission as 292240 under the classification. ... Fairview Quarry (489 words) exact match in ... Mining in the coalfield continued. North Devon and Cornwall Junction Light Railway (621 words) ...

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Woolmer Instructional Military Railway Woolmer Forest

Some of the surplus locomotives from France were sold to mining, quarry and other industrial organisations world wide, and some found their way back to North Wales. The FRS has an ALCO (Mountaineer) and two Simplex locos and the Welsh Highland Railway had two Baldwins. Lt Col Harold Rudgard was Chairman of the FRS from 1955 to 1958 when he died.

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Mines and Mining | Camden Miniature Steam Services

The Last Years of Coal Mining in... £ £

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History of the East Mendip quarries | Detailed site information ...

The quarry itself was still being worked using horse drawn trucks along a narrow gauge rail system. ... in 1942. It has been partially infilled with coal mining spoil. A little to the south of Binegar, Highcroft Quarry began working in 1923 and was worked by H Matthews Son until with Stoke Basalt Quarry, it was taken over by Anglo American ...

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10 of the best narrowgauge railway journeys in Britain

Jun 27, 201710 of the best narrowgauge railway journeys in Britain The Ffestiniog Railway, Wales Hop aboard one of these fantastic British railway adventures with the chance to see wildlife and wonderful...

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Visit Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum itinari

We have a narrow gauge (2ft) passenger carrying railway which takes visitors into the quarry with views of some of the vintage excavators on the site. We run ''Sir Tom'' our Bagnall 040 saddleback locomotive in school holidays and for events. At other times a diesel loco is used. Please check our website for details.

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