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 Post subject: Steam Railcars/Railmotors of the UK
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2024 3:04 pm 

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Sitting in a display case in our lounge is a model made by my late father-in-law in O-Gauge of a Midland railway Railmotor from the early 20th century. David painted the model in LMS livery. Its presence in our lounge has been an encouragement to find out more about steam powered railcars.

The linked article is the first of at least 6 articles about steam railcars.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2024/06/11/st ... y-example/


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 Post subject: Re: Steam Railcars/Railmotors of the UK
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2024 5:15 am 

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This second article about Steam Railcars focusses on two early proponents of the units ...Dugald Drummond and Harry Wainwright. .....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2024/06/15/st ... ight-secr/


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 Post subject: Re: Steam Railcars/Railmotors of the UK
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2024 4:14 pm 

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A third article about UK Steam Railcars/Railmotors. This article focusses on the Great Western Railway. ....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2024/06/17/st ... ilway-gwr/


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 Post subject: Re: Steam Railcars/Railmotors of the UK
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2024 1:32 pm 

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This fourth article covers other railway companies which had steam railmotors in the early 20th century. ...

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2024/06/18/st ... companies/


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 Post subject: Re: Steam Railcars/Railmotors of the UK
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2024 5:19 am 

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This fifth article about Steam Railcars/Railmotors focusses on articulated steam railmotors in the first two decades of the 20th century. ...

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2024/06/20/st ... ailmotors/

We will look at steam railmotors which served during the era of the big four companies after grouping in the next article.


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 Post subject: Re: Steam Railcars/Railmotors of the UK
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2024 12:02 pm 

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The new companies which came into existence with the grouping in 1923 addressed once again the best way to serve lightly populated rural communities. The options available to them centred on various forms of light railcars. Two forms of propulsion were available, the internal combustion engine and the steam engine. Electricity, in many cases required too large an investment for the likely traffic on the intermediate routes in rural areas.

Steam railcars/railmotors surprisingly given early experiences, had a second opportunity to serve in the era of the big four!

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2024/06/26/st ... -grouping/


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