Taken from Railway Forum, Autumn 1972

Taken from Railway Forum

Autumn 1972

There are several photos taken at Chasewater Railway in this selection

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A few Harper’s bus photos from Steve Organ’s Collection.

A few Harper’s bus photos from

Steve Organ’s Collection.

There are all sorts of photos in Steve Organ’s collection, these are the only ones that I have found of Harper’s buses – so far!

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Taken from Railway Forum – Autumn/Winter 1970

Taken from Railway Forum 

Autumn/Winter 1970

Including a Chasewater Railway pic and a pic of the Railway Tavern, Lichfield Road, Brownhills, and an old friend of Chasewater Railway, No.813.

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More from Neil Clarke’s Collection – The Keith and Dufftown Railway

More from Neil Clarke’s Collection

Keith & Dufftown Railway Association

Spirit of Speyside in Parkmore Cutting steamheritage.co.uk

Another railway visited and photographed by Neil Clarke.

Photos taken around the 1990s/2000s

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Experience a delightful railway journey through Moray.

Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s – June 4th, 1993

Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s  June 4th, 1993

Still more photos from this old publication.

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Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s – May 28th, 1993

Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s  May 28th, 1993

Still more photos from this old publication.

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Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s – May 21st, 1993

Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s  May 21st, 1993

Still more photos from this old publication.

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Neil Clarke’s Collection – The Isle of Mull Railway

The Isle of Mull Railway

Neil Clarke’s Collection – A few pics taken on the Isle of Mull

Another railway visited and photographed by Neil Clarke, sadly, this time, no longer in existance.

Photos taken around the 1990s/2000s

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The Isle of Mull Railway was a 10 1⁄4 in (260 mm) gauge line, 1 1⁄4 miles (2.0 km) long, which ran from the ferry terminal at Craignure to Torosay Castle, on the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. Originally it was known as the Mull and West Highland Railway. The line opened in 1983 and closed in October 2010. A limited service operated over the 2011 Easter holiday until 2 May 2011. It is now shown as operating from Friday 27 May 2011 until Thursday 1 September 2011. The Company’s lease ended in October 2011. Trains last ran in 2011 then it closed for good on 1 September 2011. The line was marketed as Scotland’s original island passenger railway.

PRESS RELEASE Issued 01/08/2012

Press release

With the imminent ending of the Mull and West Highland Narrow Gauge Railway’s ground lease at Torosay and no forthcoming interest to retain the line, the directors have taken the reluctant decision to lift, remove and dispose of their Isle of Mull assets.

It had been hoped that a purchaser of the castle would look sympathetically upon the railway as a valid tourist attraction and either take over the operation on Mull or allow its continuance with a new lease and license to operate. However it is understood that the castle and grounds have now been sold and the agents have advised that the railway is no longer welcome.

Extensive discussions with local authorities, the National Park and Scottish Enterprise might have offered an alternative location at Balloch on the shores of Loch Lomond but time has run out for the move to the West Bank in Balloch . A most recent assessment of potential passenger volumes has suggested that a 10 ¼” gauge line would have difficulty in coping with the requirements of this proposed community rail link from Balloch village to Lomond Shores. It is hoped that the extensive work done to date by the Mull Rail team will be diverted now to progressing the Balloch proposal but with equipment capable of greater capacity.

The railway’s directors are therefore now seeking serious buyers for their 10 ¼” gauge locomotives (“VICTORIA” 2-6-2 steam tank locomotive and “FRANCES” Perkins 1000 series Bo Bo diesel hydraulic), 13 coaches, 1.5 miles of track, points and ancillary equipment.

Interested parties should contact the company’s web site: info@mullrail.co.uk.

NB  Press release  2012

 

Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s – February 26th, 1993

Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s  February 26th, 1993

Still more photos from this old publication.

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Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s – July 2nd 1993

Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s  July 2nd 1993

Still more photos from this old publication.

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