Welshpool - Llanfair Light Railway

RICHARD WATTS

Gallery 20

Bluebell Railway

Updated 16 May 2015

 

Dartmoor Railway

West Somerset Railway (Gallery 20)

Railways of Northern Ireland - Antrim & Newry

Bluebell Railway (includes details of new extension)

Welshpool - Llanfair Caereinion Light Railway

 

 

 

OKEHAMPTON & MELDON QUARRY

Click below to visit the Dartmoor Railway website

for further information

 

 

 

 

 

Visited 19 September 2010

The photographs are displayed sequencially as a record of a journey

from Okehampton to Meldon Quarry and back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
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Okehampton Station

FGW Class 153 on a special excursion from

Exeter St.James to Meldon Quarry

 

The DEMU is operating the Dartmoor Railway service

from Okehampton to Meldon Quarry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Meldon Quarry Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meldon Quarry Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meldon Quarry Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meldon Viaduct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meldon Viaduct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meldon Quarry Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meldon Quarry Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okehampton Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okehampton Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okehampton Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okehampton Station

(Exterior)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okehampton Station Exterior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okehampton Station

 

FGW Class 153 on a special excursion from

Exeter St.James to Meldon Quarry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click below to visit the Dartmoor Railway website

for further information

Okehampton Station

 

 

 

To view the

Bradshaw July 1938 Timetable

click below

 

 

 

 

 

To view the

Bradshaw April 1910 Timetable

click below

 

 

To view the

RVR Historical Rail Map

which includes the

Dartmoor Railway

click here

   

Dartmoor Railway

West Somerset Railway (Gallery 20)

Railways of Northern Ireland - Antrim & Newry

Bluebell Railway (includes details of new extension)

Welshpool - Llanfair Caereinion Light Railway

   
 
   

 

 

 

WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY

Visited 18 September 2010

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For Timetables & Further Information

visit the

 

West Somerset Railway Website

 

by

clicking the map

 

 

 

To view the

RVR Historical Rail Map

which includes the

West Somerset Railway

click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
TORNADO x at BISHOP'S LYDEARD    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
WASHFORD
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
BLUE ANCHOR
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dartmoor Railway

West Somerset Railway (Gallery 20)

Railways of Northern Ireland - Antrim & Newry

Bluebell Railway (includes details of new extension)

Welshpool - Llanfair Caereinion Light Railway

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
DUNSTER    
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
MINEHEAD    
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Above right & below:

Great Western HST that ran from Worcester

via the Cotswold Line

(Worcester - Moreton-in-Marsh - Oxford)

 

to Minehead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To view the

Bradshaw July 1938 Timetable

click below

 

Further photos of the

 

West Somerset Railway

 

may be viewed in

 

Gallery 16 (Peter Bleasdale)

 

 

 

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NORTHERN IRELAND

25 August 2011

   

ANTRIM

xis 22 miles (35 km) northwest of Belfast by rail

 

 

Antrim Station opened on 11 April 1848.

Goods Traffic was withdrawn on 4 January 1965

 
 

 

 

   

From Wikipaedia:

 

The Belfast - Derry railway line

runs from Belfast to Derry in Northern Ireland.

 

This line is composed of mainly single track

from just below Mossley West station

up to Londonderry Station.

 

Before the Lisburn - Antrim line closed,

there was a double track between Ballymena and Antrim.

 

However, due to insufficient passenger numbers,

one of the lines was pulled up, to reduce maintenance costs.

 

Hence services on this line can be subject to delays

if the trains do not reach the passing points at the same time.

 

In future plans for this line, there is speculation

that Translink would like to reinstate the double line.

 

However there is currently not the funding in place

for such a project, and is not likely in the next decade

since the 450 Class trains are due replacement

in 2010 - 2012.

 

 

Relaying of the track between Derry and Coleraine

is set to commence during April 2012

and finishing in 2013.

 

A passing loop should also be introduced around Ballykelly.

 

Upgrades on the line caused it to close temporarily in March 2009,

to be replaced by bus services.

 

The line since re-opened on Monday 29 June 2009.

 

 

Further plans are in place for the Derry line,

starting with the doubling of the track

between Monkstown and Templepatrick

due to be completed in early 2015

 

and a complete relay of the line

between Ballymena and Coleraine,

which has an estimated completion date of 2018.

 

 

 

 

Antrim Station

looking towards Londonderry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exterior of Antrim Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NEWRY    

From Wikipaedia:

 

The Belfast Newry railway line (known as the Portadown line by NI Railways)

operates from Belfast Central railway station in County Antrim

to Newry in County Down, Northern Ireland.

 

The manager for this line is based at Portadown railway station,

although the line extends to the border

to include the Scarva and Poyntzpass Halts and Newry.

 

Newry is on the fringe of the network,

being the last stop before the border with the Republic of Ireland.

 

The line follows the route of the northern half of the Belfast-Dublin Main Line,

with the exception of calling at Belfast Great Victoria Street.

 

 

Northern Ireland Railways operates an intensive local service

on this line between Belfast and Lisburn,

with other services operating to and from Portadown.

 

Local services are operated with C3K trains,

constructed by CAF, Spain.

 

A less intensive local service operates from Newry,

with only four local services a day operating from there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The station does, however, adequately meet passenger demand

as a calling point on the popular Enterprise Express service,

which operates between Belfast Central and Dublin Connolly.

 

These trains call at Newry and Portadown stations

at two hour intervals throughout the day.

 

The Enterprise also serves Lurgan, Lisburn and Botanic

at scheduled frequencies on Sundays.

 

This service is operated in partnership with Iarnród Éireann.

 

 

Translink announced in March 2006 that planning permission

was sought from Newry and Mourne District Council

to construct a new railway statio

to the east of the existing station at Newry.

 

Platform improvement and extension is proposed,

as are replacement canopies, a track maintenance building

and a new 'Park and Ride' facility.

 

Alongside this, a major upgrade is currently taking place

to refurbish all the stations on this line

with the exception of Bangor, Central and Great Victoria Street.

 

This project is estimated to cost £7 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exterior of Newry Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spacious Booking Hall & Waiting Area at Newry

 

Bradshaw Timetables

 

 

1938

 

 

 

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Dartmoor Railway

West Somerset Railway (Gallery 20)

Railways of Northern Ireland - Antrim & Newry

Bluebell Railway

Welshpool - Llanfair Caereinion Light Railway

 

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