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 Post subject: The S & M Light Railway & the Nesscliffe MoD Training Area
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:31 am 

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I was challenged by someone who read my posts about the Bicester Military Railway and about MoD Kineton to look at the Nescliffe Camp.

I have started by looking at the feeder railway which was commandeered by the military and this has become a post in its own right. I will get round to the military areas later in the series.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/18/th ... pot-part-1


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 Post subject: Re: The S & M Light Railway & the Nesscliffe MoD Training Ar
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:33 am 

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The next post in this series links the place I grew up during teenage years with the Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway. 'Gazelle' was made in King's Lynn and has had an interesting history!

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/07/21/gazelle


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:54 am 

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Gazelle is known to have taken charge of two different coaches in its time on the Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway. The first was a cut down version of a London Horse Tram. The second used the same chassis with a body from a Wolseley-Siddeley Railcar which Colonel Stephens first used on the Selsey Tramway. That Railcar was itself a signioficantly modifies rail-lorry based on a Wolseley-Siddeley chassis........

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/07/27/gazelles-trailers


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:39 am 

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Colonel Stephens loved to experiment. Railmotors were a particular theme. He bought a series of Ford Railmotors for his different light railways. One set was purchased for the Shropshire and Montgomeryshire Light Railway. This post provides an introduction to these small vehicles:

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/08/02/fo ... n-the-smlr


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:03 pm 

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This post on the S&MLR covers the line and the military depots that it served from 1941 until it closure in the very early 1960s.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/08/12/th ... pot-part-2


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