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Broadoak



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giles,
The second picture down reminds me of the Tralee and Dingle light railway in Ireland. I think mainly because it is running next to the road and has a very rustic look about it.
Nice photo though.

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ruedetropal



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giles, which town/village is that? Always interesting to find something different for French standard gauge.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simon, I'm afraid I didn't make a note of where it was -just saved the pictures as Train in the Street. However it was on a website dealing with the Grande Banlieu reseau, and I think I found it by Googling CFGB.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my original google search did not come up with anything, but then found this
http://philgene.free.fr/train/cgb_pontoise_poissy.html

They had some unusual locos, inside cylinders on an 080. Originially fitted with side skirts. The photo at top on right shows what I think is one of the double cab locos.
It would make an interesting model, with track in the road and track running alongside the Seine. Relatively easy to build locos. There are quite a few photos .
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies for giving a less than helpful reference for the Grande Banlieue lines.

Simon, I think that was certainly one of the sites that came up on my previous search, although the actual picture was not there - or on several other sites dealing with the CGB. If you google Reseau CGB it does bring up other pictures.

I did find another picture of the street corner - it's in Carrieres-sur-Poissy
and here it is, perhaps 20 or 30 years before the picture posted above. Amazing how close to the pavement the rails are; no wonder they had to use narrow rolling stock.



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ruedetropal



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giles, no problem. That photo of the street is on website I listed. The names used on file names of photos usually gives useful info. Most of the photos give name of town, but this one is just called 'train'. I tend to do a pdf print of a website then save all the photos as well.
Its another potential project you have directed me to though.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My family were in India just before WW1 and I found these pictures in my Grandmother's photos. Strange to think they are 100 years old.

I don't know where the half-timbered station is, but the rear van may be of interest as it appears to be of wooden construction - the only other vans I've seen seem to have been metal-bodied (see second picture, which may be of the same train).



This one shows the train taking on water at "mile 12".



The last is of Rangtong station



[Edit] Sorry, I should have said the pictures were taken on the DHR.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very interesting. Something a bit different from other narrow gauge in India. I tried to search for the station name but assume it is now called something different.
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shortliner2001



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simon - Rangtong Station is on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
http://www.onefivenine.com/india/Rail/RailwayStation/RTG
Hope it helps
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, the train did look familiar but the terrain looked different. Odd I could not find the name on Google map
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Blackcloud Railways



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting layout, the siding runs under the canopy but the main line is at a lower level than the station building (and climbing steeply).

http://dhrs.org/tripuptheline/tripupline/rangtong_station.htm

Poorly maintained track, wriggly tin buildings, narrow gauge with character!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No reason. Just a pic I took this afternoon while filming a train the FCPyF.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always a pleasure to see the FCPyF in action, Bob. Thanks for posting, and I hope it's not too long until the layout can be re-established, even if the route mileage is a little curtailed. Will your other lines need shortening, too?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good evening Giles,
Your old shot of the DHR half-timberd station building; I think it could be Sukna Station. This station marks the change in the landscape from the flat plains to the wooded lower slopes of the mountains.
I rode the line in 1982 and from New Jalpaiguri to Sukna it's a straight line across the plain. At Sukna our train split into two trains of three coaches apiece, one following the other due to the severity of the gradients up through the mountains. You could also enquire via the DHR Society - I'm sure they'd love to see these photos!

Sorry not to have made the WRG Steyning show, as you say Southern engineering works got in the way.

Kind regards,
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Simon Hargraves



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, donning my Southern employee's hat, the engineering work is down to Network Rail!
It's just as much of a pain in the neck to us as it is to our passengers; we would like nothing better than to be able to dispense with it altogether but unfortunately that's never realistically going to happen.

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Simon.
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