Category Archives: inspiration

Slightly delayed, the 2010 W&L gala

Delayed both in the sense that this blog post is a week after the fact, and the timetable at the gala itself didn’t quite go to plan. Not that I’m complaining! It was a great event, as usual, and the … Continue reading

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There’s no school like the old school

This weekend I’ve had the opportunity to study a fascinating historical artifact – or, less prosaically, a bound copy of Volume 12 of the OO9 News. This dates from 1984/85, a time when I was just coming to understand that … Continue reading

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Non NG blog links shock!

I’ve added a few blogs to my link list recently which interested me even though they are not necessarily focused on narrow gauge. It’s a dangerous precedent. Anyway, maybe they will interest you too! A Curator’s Life – Anthony is … Continue reading

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When I grow up I want to be…

…well, it’s an obvious answer isn’t it? This Baguley-Drewry diesel mechanical is described as a “60hp” type but the engine is actually rated at 72hp. It was built around 1980 for the internal 2’6″ gauge network at Royal Naval Armaments … Continue reading

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Indian Hill Railways on BBC4

Creative Commons licensed image by Hal Dick Last night a new three part series began on BBC4 on the narrow gauge Hill Railways of India. The first was on what is without question the most well known, the Darjeeling Himalayan … Continue reading

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