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“TRAINS FROM BEFORE”


Illustrated stories from railway history



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“Woodhead Electric”  (Linked from 2021 – “Pennine Rose”)

A brief history of the Manchester, Sheffield and Wath electrification


“A Pug’s life”   (Created June 2021)

My attempts to trace the history of one small locomotive


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“The Northern Heights”   (Linked from 2021 – “Walking the Northern Heights”)

A brief history of plans to extend the Northern line in the late 1930s


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“The Pines Express”   (Linked from 2020 – “On the trail of the Pines Express”)

A brief history of the Somerset & Dorset line and its most famous train


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“Pick & Holden”   (Linked from 2013 – “A Walk to Cockfosters”) 

A brief history of the partnership that created some of London Transport’s most iconic stations


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“Railways around Blackpool”   (Linked from 1964 – “All Change”) 

A brief history of railways in Lancashire’s Fylde