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Old 15th July 2017, 20:31   #31
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If you mean the Hamworthy Goods branch to Poole Harbour then it carried passengers 1847-1896.
I did, and these were suggestions. So Poole harbour can be deleted

Likewise "cheeswring" because this was on the route of the Liskeard and Caradon railway. Excursions (horsedrawn) were made to the Cheesewring. The L&C was closed in 1917 and the rails lifted for the war effort, although the GWR continued to pay wayleaves to the Duchy of Cornwall until the 1930's. Legal abandonment took place in 1931
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Old 16th July 2017, 18:41   #32
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The ex-Midland Dudding Hill Line, from Cricklewood to Acton, appears to be a substantial double track line that never had a mainstream passenger service - various summer holiday services, etc, but nothing permanent.

I don't think there's ever been a regular passenger service over either the Barking or the Bletchley flyovers, which with their various approach lines are quite a length.

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Old 16th July 2017, 19:46   #33
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The ex-Midland Dudding Hill Line, from Cricklewood to Acton, appears to be a substantial double track line that never had a mainstream passenger service - various summer holiday services, etc, but nothing permanent.

I don't think there's ever been a regular passenger service over either the Barking or the Bletchley flyovers, which with their various approach lines are quite a length.
Dudding Hill Line did have regular services to Victoria ( Via Earls Court) - withdrawn in 1916 to clear track space for military workings to the South Coast.
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Old 16th July 2017, 21:31   #34
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Dudding Hill Line did have regular services to Victoria ( Via Earls Court) - withdrawn in 1916 to clear track space for military workings to the South Coast.
Joe Browns excellent London Railway Atlas suggests there were two stations on the line; Dudding Hill For Willesden And Neasden and Harlesden For West Willesden And Stonebridge Park. Both stations opened on the 3rd August 1875 and closed on the 1st October 1902.
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Old 16th July 2017, 22:13   #35
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The Great Eastern Railway had another branch a short one to Snape.

A member of the Great Eastern Railway Society has done research and identified a number of temporary freight lines that were built in the fens. The flat topography made it easy to put something in for harvest time.
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Old 17th July 2017, 20:27   #36
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Here is obscure one - St Michael's Mount - Cornwall.

Cable hauled mainly underground which links the Harbour to the Castle.

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Old 17th July 2017, 21:38   #37
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Here is obscure one - St Michael's Mount - Cornwall.

Cable hauled mainly underground which links the Harbour to the Castle.

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Must look up my old slides, the harbour is on the Mount and the line is indeed used to lift supplies brought by boat to the castle. The only other access it has is a pedestrian causeway which is tidal
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Old 18th July 2017, 09:44   #38
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I did, and these were suggestions. So Poole harbour can be deleted

Likewise "cheeswring" because this was on the route of the Liskeard and Caradon railway. Excursions (horsedrawn) were made to the Cheesewring. The L&C was closed in 1917 and the rails lifted for the war effort, although the GWR continued to pay wayleaves to the Duchy of Cornwall until the 1930's. Legal abandonment took place in 1931
There was indeed a branch to Poole quay, it left Poole station alongside the down platform and ran as a tramway through the streets for approx. 1 mile to the quay, usually worked by a B4 tank loco (with a bicycle hung on the lamp brackets for the travelling shunter!). As far as I am aware there was never any passenger traffic. Another curiosity was an aerial ropeway that ran from the quay about half a mile through the back streets and behind the terraced houses, carrying coal to the gasworks alongside the main line near the High Street level crossing. I well remember ladies in their back gardens using their clothes props to rock the tubs as they passed by to get a few lumps of coal to fall out to be collected for domestic use !
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Maidstone West to Tovil Goods, all 21 chains of it. The only part of the Headcorn and Maidstone Junction Light Railway ever constructed (K&ESR extension to Maidstone).

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Joe Browns excellent London Railway Atlas suggests there were two stations on the line; Dudding Hill For Willesden And Neasden and Harlesden For West Willesden And Stonebridge Park. Both stations opened on the 3rd August 1875 and closed on the 1st October 1902.
Traces of them still there - walked the route way back in the 1990's for work reasons - (the amount of stolen purses and wallets we found under bridges was worryingly high (money taken and flung over bridge parapets from the street) - we safely picked them up and handed them into the BTP , who were able to return them to their owners as there were driving licences / library cards etc in them)
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Old 28th July 2017, 00:37   #41
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The Hertford North to Hertford East link never had a through service, though I should say that the original Hertford North GN terminal station for Welwyn branch trains was halfway along the link.
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Old 4th August 2017, 01:59   #42
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Can I mention the London "Post Office Tube Railway" which will open soon and carry passengers for the first time..!
You mean the Post Office Railway, or Mail Rail. There exists many a tale of passengers riding on the mail wagons - chiefly staff or their relations. I seem to remember there was even mention of there having been a Santa Special at one point.
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One example I can think of is the Mitchells and Butlers branch in Cape Hill Smethwick. It was basically a glorified siding, approximately 0.25 miles long, that connected the sidings of the M&B brewery to a junction with the Harborne branch at Rotton Park Road. The branch was only served by M&B's own locos, although a BR owned pug was briefly hired by the brewery. Closure came in 1962; to my knowledge, no passenger trains or railtours ever visited the brewery.
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I'm not quite sure if this is correct, but I think the Newtown Goods line that ran to Huddersfield which branched off from a junction near Mirfield is one of those lines
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I'm not quite sure if this is correct, but I think the Newtown Goods line that ran to Huddersfield which branched off from a junction near Mirfield is one of those lines
Yes, and one can also include the Midland route from Royston & Notton up to Dewsbury Savile Town, although it did include two stations which were built but never used.
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