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« on: May 25, 2021, 08:21:23 am »

A paper of interest in a recent edition of Sheetlines, the journal of the Charles Close Society. See page 32 on of https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sheetlines-archive/Sh117.pdf.

Covers Cornish mining tramways as well as The Wantage Tramway.

There are various other railway related papers scattered through past editions of the journal.
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2021, 08:57:12 pm »

Have a look at the NLS map website. It can give great detail of former tramways..

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=50.22592&lon=-5.27681&layers=168&b=1

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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2021, 07:47:03 am »

Have a look at the NLS map website. It can give great detail of former tramways..

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=50.22592&lon=-5.27681&layers=168&b=1



Also a superb resource for looking back at more general locations as they were:











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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2021, 08:34:53 am »

I don't know if you intended it to be a quiz, but I am struggling to identify the location of No 4. 

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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2021, 10:10:25 am »

I don't know if you intended it to be a quiz, but I am struggling to identify the location of No 4. 

Update:  Found it!  I know them all now. 

Not really intended as a quiz - many of the maps have place names on them (agreed some do not). They are:

Westbury

Melksham

Trowbridge

Warminster

Ferry Bridge Inn (Wyke Regis)

Holt Junction
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2021, 03:53:46 pm »

with regards to the Redruth Camborne Tramway, there's quite a lot of info and a few pics. here...

http://wpehs.org.uk/camborne-redruth-light-railways-tramway

Interesting to read that a end-to-end journey took 23 minutes. Nothing's improved in nearly 100 years...
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