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« Reply #60 on: December 06, 2019, 11:42:11 pm »



Thanks for adding another backwater to my knowledge.
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« Reply #61 on: December 07, 2019, 06:43:15 am »

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« Reply #62 on: December 07, 2019, 08:50:13 am »

It's definitely Sodor - I'd say Tidmouth Sheds.
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« Reply #63 on: December 07, 2019, 11:05:03 am »

If it is where I think it is - and not a million miles from #5 - the photo was taken from a railway bridge that was bombed during the war having been mistaken for a large London terminus - or so the tale goes.
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« Reply #64 on: December 08, 2019, 07:16:11 am »

Is today's piccy running late, no mention on Journey Check !
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« Reply #65 on: December 08, 2019, 08:20:47 am »

Is today's piccy running late, no mention on Journey Check !

It's outside JouneyCheck's scope - delayed by congestion behind yesterday's picture that has not yet been identified:



for today, waiting for a path to "Current Day's picture" is



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« Reply #66 on: December 08, 2019, 08:32:55 am »

Yesterday's picture (top) Longmoor Yard on said LMR. Now partially the newly aligned A3 but the corresponding road over bridge a private (military?) road and not therefore on Google Streetmaps for present-day view. 1948 map and slider on NLS
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« Reply #67 on: December 08, 2019, 08:38:14 am »

Is today's picture Windsor & Eton Central?
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« Reply #68 on: December 08, 2019, 09:04:53 am »

Yesterday's picture (top) Longmoor Yard on said LMR. Now partially the newly aligned A3 but the corresponding road over bridge a private (military?) road and not therefore on Google Streetmaps for present-day view. 1948 map and slider on NLS

Very much condensed summary of the Longmoor Military railway from data at WikiPedia

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The Longmoor Military Railway (LMR) was a British military railway in Hampshire, built by the Royal Engineers in order to train soldiers on railway construction and operations.  Activities date from 1903 when an 18 in (457 mm) gauge tramway was laid to assist in removing 68 large corrugated iron huts from Longmoor Military Camp Camp to Bordon.

The railway was relaid to 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge in 19051907 and was initially known as the Woolmer Instructional Military Railway. It was renamed the Longmoor Military Railway in 1935. The Liss extension was opened in 1933. An additional loop ran eastwards from Longmoor camp via a station at Hopkins Bridge to Whitehill Junction, completed in 1942. This provided circular running to the line, allowing for improved training without the need to turn trains at the terminals.

As a training railway, it was often being constructed/deconstructed. The layout would often change, and at one time housed a machine which could lay 1,500 yards (1,400 m) of track a day. At its peak, the railway ran to over 70 miles (110 km) of operational laid track and sidings.

With a declining military role for railways both in Britain and the rest of the world, it was inevitable that the significance of the facilities offered by the LMR would be reduced in later years. Longmoor Military Railway closed down with a ceremonial last day of operation on 31 October 1969, though for another two years some locomotives and stock remained on site, and there were occasional movements.

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« Reply #69 on: December 08, 2019, 09:21:40 am »

Sunday Photograph = Birmingham Snow Hill
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« Reply #70 on: December 08, 2019, 09:53:03 am »

Sunday perhaps Birmingham Moor Street
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« Reply #71 on: December 08, 2019, 01:20:43 pm »

Newcastle or Hull ?
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« Reply #72 on: December 08, 2019, 01:53:33 pm »

Sunday Photograph = Birmingham Snow Hill

Yes - Birmingham Snow Hill, not long before it closed;  I think at that time the only trains left were to Wolverhampton (Low Level) and towards Kidderminster - both very sparse services that have since been lost, re-instated, and have grown.
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« Reply #73 on: December 09, 2019, 05:32:17 am »

I expect this one will go in the blink of an eye!


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« Reply #74 on: December 09, 2019, 06:51:20 am »

The early bird catches the Barnstaple..!
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