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From: Howard Sprenger [howard_sprenger@uk.ibm.com] Sent: 12 June 2006 12:06 To: richardgwalker@btinternet.com Subject: Time for another round-up if you'd be so kind


More things culled from RAILDATE up to 09/06/06, plus anything else that's come my way.


A loco database site (with shed allocations): http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~luigin/Locoshed/Locoshed.htm

Roy Vandersteen's impressive British Steam archive continues to grow. Now he has added a forum. You have to register to leave messages - spam is a real problem. Updates to the database are still on-going, with 1956, 1959 and 1960 years updated from The Railways Observer. http://britishsteam.com/ (Click on "Forums Guestbook" to reach the Forum.)

International steam locomotives: http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/steam/

The 34081 website has just been updated with lots of BR era images: http://www.92squadron.co.uk

The place to go if you are interested in HSTs: http://www.125group.org.uk/

The "Modern Traction Photo Group": http://photos.m-t-p.org.uk

A new website for the 2857 Society: http://www.2857.org.uk/

The Maunsell Society: http://www.maunsell.org.uk

DMUs ----

Power car M50397 which is at Coventry Railway Centre was endangered. On 14th September 2005 the centre stated, "Time is up for this vehicle", and on 26th October 2005 the owners, Park Royal Vehicles, came forward and agreed that the car had to leave by 28 February 2006. It is intended that M50397 will leave the Coventry Railway Centre by 30th April 2006, and be moved for restoration at Ammanford, 13 miles North of Swansea, on the Amman Valley Railway.

EMUs ----

An email group for those who are interested in class 310 EMUs: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/class310emu/

An email group for those who are interested in class 312 EMUs: http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/class312/

The Suburban Electric Railway Association has updated its website: http://www.emus.co.uk

Rolling Stock

Preserved coaches and wagon pictures here: http://web.onetel.net.uk/~martinimber/

Railway Vehicle Preservations, the historic carriage restoration group based on the GCR, and who are shortly to successfully complete the restoration of BEAVERTAIL® observation car 1719E, has announced that a new agreement has been reached that will see the other Beavertail car (1729) also restored to running order. 1729 has been in long term store at Carnforth, but RVP Trustee Gordon Maslin has been negotiating its purchase for some time. The vehicle has now passed to RVP under an agreement which will see an RVP member fund its subsequent full rebuild. The project, and future use of the vehicle, will be managed by RVP Ltd. Detailed examination (and removal of asbestos) has already taken place, and a schedule of work is now open to tender. 1729 is to be restored to its original 1938 condition with the original sloped end; it will be outshopped in the striking blue "Coronation" livery. This will be the ideal complement to 1719E which is being restored to its 1960 condition with modified observation end. In this way both phases in the life of these historic vehicles will be represented. Once complete, 1729 will be available for use on suitable preserved railways. RVP's existing appeal for 1719E guarantees its use on the Great Central Railway once completed. The operating base for 1729 is to be determined as restoration proceeds, but the possibility exists of bringing the two together on the GCR at some point in the future. Full details of the progress of this project is at: http://www.rvp-ltd.co.uk

The Mark One TSO coach 3924 which had been at Coventry Railway Centre since withdrawl from Waterloo to Exeter services by BR in October 1986, has now moved to the 'Puffing Billy' pub in North Devon. For more information on 3924 go to: http://www.vintagecarriagestrust.org/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=1272

Pullman Car Services

Coupé News is a well-produced monthly newletter for anyone interested in Pullman Car services on British railways. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, contact the editor, Terry Bye, at: pullmancarservices@yahoo.co.uk

The Pullman Society: http://www.thepullmansociety.org.uk/home.html

There are two Yahoo discussion groups on the subject of Pullman car services: A general group: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/BritPull/ And one specifically for Blue Pullmans: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/blue_pullman/

Mark Herriott has set up a website that features the new Blue Pullman: http://bluepullman.fotopic.net/


Latest updates to Paul Bartlett's Fotopic site...

BR Light alloy B container (C#921521) - 7 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c921521.html

Gulf Oil 4 wheel tank wagons (C#902479) - 30 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c902479.html

Belgian 40ft flat/Stake wagons (C#900566) - 11 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c900566.html

BR Pig Iron Wagons (C#888438) - 15 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c888438.html

TRL 51954 - 68 Chemical tank rebuilds (C#879652) - 9 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c879652.html

Esso 4-wheel LPG tank wagons (C#878006) - 53 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c878006.html

BR Transformer MC Diag 2/470 FRO (C#874701) - 49 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c874701.html

BR Weltrol MC (C#873078) - 23 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c873078.html

BR Air braked Boplates and conversions (C#872007) - 33 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c872007.html

BR Vacuum brake Boplate and conversions (C#867530) - 78 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c867530.html

BR unfitted Bogie Plate wagons (C#858005) - 81 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c858005.html

86901 and 902 Network Rail (C#864790) - 16 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c864790.html

LNER & BR E Coaching stock (C#850046) - 14 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c850046.html

BR 16t minerals, includes SNCF (C#529418) - 4 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c529418.html

Non passenger carrying coaching stock - on BR mixed (C#21911) - 8 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c21911.html

Iron ore wagons - PO & BR tippler & BR hopper (C#608252) - 12 photographs http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c608252.html

Minilink and Maxilink container (C#825324) - 1 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c825324.html

SR Railway wagons - general (C#77779) - 1 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c77779.html

BR Coil C wagons converted from Pig Iron Wagons - 7 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/show_collection.php?id=26057

ICI Mond Caustic soda tanks (C#210225) - 7 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c210225.html

LNER wagons - a selection on BR pre 1975 (C#21606) - 4 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c21606.html

Cowan Sheldon 6.5 and 10 ton hand cranes on BR (C#88721) - 4 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c88721.html

BR Boplate as Conflat ISO for Coil (C#151690) - 2 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c151690.html

Iron ore wagons - PO & BR tippler & BR hopper (C#608252) - 1 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c608252.html

LMS wagons - a selection pre-nat and on BR (C#21868) - 2 photographs: http://gallery6801.fotopic.net/c21868.html

Private Owner Wagons

An excellent and comprehensive source of private owner wagons in N and 00 gauge is Robbie Burns: http://www.robbiesrollingstock.co.uk

Lawrence Hanney thought it might be a nice idea to get Robbie to produce a "special" as an unusual Valentine's present for Melissa. You can see the result at: http://www.lchanney.plus.com/Railways/MHF.jpg

Another source is West Wales Wagon Works, who produce limited edition Dapol Welsh private owner wagons: http://www.westwaleswagonworks.co.uk

Amman Valley Railway

Information about this scheme is here: http://ammanvalleyrail.netfirms.com/

Channel Tunnel Rail Link

Full details of the CTRL project can be found here: http://www.railway-technology.com/projects/chunnel/


Peter Burgess's Cumbria Railways site: http://www.cumbria-railways.co.uk

Davenport station



A discussion group about the history, operation and future of Devon's Dartmoor Railway which runs from Meldon near Okehampton to Crediton: http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/dartmoorrailway


Road and rail at Downton, Wilts: http://www.downton.org.uk/book/road_and_rail.html

East Midlands

The East Midlands Oral History Archive website is currently hosting "The Best of Platform 6". This is is the final installment of the BBC Radio Leicester "Platform" series, which numbered well over 100 programmes looking at many aspects of transport (particularly trains). Broadcast on 28/10/1990, it gives a flavour of the sorts of things covered by the series: http://www.le.ac.uk/emoha/community/resources/bbc/radioleicester.html


A mini-feature, including pictures of the last stock to leave the works under its own power, has been added to the Southern Electric Group website: http://www.southernelectric.org.uk/features/eastleighfin.html

A site with Joe Bartlett's pictures of steam around Eastleigh: http://tjbartlett.photobook.org.uk/

Glenfinnan Station

Glenfinnan Station Museum: http://www.road-to-the-isles.org.uk/glenfinnan-station.html






The Gosport Railway Society is the owner of a OO model of the station. It was built by G A Allcock, author of the book on "Gosport's Railway Era". The model is currently in the care of the Fareham & District MRC with the intention that it will be renovated once their new club rooms are sorted out.

Great Central Railway

The Great Central Railway's bid to link two sections of line, including a fantastic video describing the project: http://www.bridgingthegap.org.uk/

A company called Translink has submitted a bid to reopen the lamented Woodhead route for roll on/roll off HGV traffic with passenger services to follow later: http://www.translinkuk.com

An interesting site with several pictures of Penistone station on the Woodhead route: http://www.jbriggs.clara.net/histrwy_stn.htm

Paul Biggs' photos of the Great Central Railway 1960s Steam and Diesel Gala: http://paulbiggsgcrailway.fotopic.net/c903911.html

Great Western Railway

An excellent site for the GWR modeller: http://www.gwr.org.uk/

The Great Western Archive: http://www.greatwestern.org.uk/

Hayling Island

A trail has been laid out along the Hayling Island branch: http://www.havant.gov.uk/havant-2646


Details of the project to reopen the Heslton branch are here: http://www.helstonrailway.co.uk/

The Helston Railway Diesel Group (HRDG) has been set up by members of the Helston Railway Preservation Society who wish to see diesel traction in operation on a new heritage line in West Cornwall: http://www.helstondieselgroup.co.uk

High Marnham

Includes railways: http://www.dsem.ath.cx/blr/highmarnham/

Kent and East Sussex Railway

Annotated contents of the "Tenterden Terrier", the magazine of the Kent and East Sussex Railway (1973 to 2005, issues 1-98), can now be viewed and searched on the Colonel Stephens Museum website. There is a significant amount of Southern Railway-related content, and there is a link to the K&ESR online shop for ordering back issues (subject to availability). http://www.hfstephens-museum.org.uk/pages/terrier/terrier_index.htm

The Lauder Light Railway


Llangollen Railway

Paul Biggs has posted pictures of the Llangollen Railway's diesel gala on 11th March: http://paulbiggs.fotopic.net/c888005.html


Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire Transport review: http://www.leytransport.i12.com/

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

Surrey Support Group of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust has added the Lynton & Barnstaple Virtual Railway to its website: http://lynbarnrail.atspace.com/animation/launch.html


Railways of Manchester: http://www.conceptcrafts.co.uk/manchesterlines/

Midland Railway

Another demolition, spotted by Richard Buckby, concerns the final active section of Derby Locomotive Works (the bogie facility). Pictures showing the demolition (which will leave just the Midland Railway roundhouse and associated buildings) are here: http://www.6lda28.com/brel/demo.html

A few photographs from Butterley in 1980 (now the Midland Railway Centre): http://thebaileygallery.fotopic.net/c912007.html

North Cornwall Railway


North Eastern Railway

Ilderton station, Northumberland, was converted to a restaurant ("The Station House") in 1993 by Chris Donald, editor of "Viz" and supporter of the Alnwick-Alnmouth preservation scheme. The restaurant has now closed and the station is a private residence, the owners of which have this excellent website: http://www.ildertonstation.co.uk/


Barter Books - a huge second-hand bookshop housed in the former station building at Alnwick, Northumberland: http://www.barterbooks.co.uk

They are strong supporters of the Aln Valley Railway Society, which aims to restore services between Alnmouth (on the East Coast Main Line) and Alnwick: http://www.avrs.co.uk/

Meanwhile, not far away, the South East Northumberland Rail User Group (SENRUG) is campaigning for better rail services in the area and, in particular, the reopening of the Ashington, Blyth and Tyne railway line: http://www.senrug.co.uk/

Somerset and Dorset Railway

The local authorities in Dorset are creating a rail trail along the course of the old Somerset & Dorset Railway: http://www.dorsetforyou.com/index.jsp?articleid=335786

and on the Railway Ramblers website: http://www.railwayramblers.org.uk/news/06news.htm

Class 7F, 53809, currently based at Butterley, returned to to Bath Green Park on 5th/6th March to commemorate 40 years since the closure of the Somerset and Dorset. Unfortunately, there were problems with the tractor and trailer at Butterley, which meant that the arrival of the loco was delayed until the early hours of Sunday morning. Nevertheless the event created a large amount of interest. Some pictures are here: http://www.black5photos.co.uk/blackfives/SDJR1.htm


The Bentley in some of the shots is the one that belonged to Ivo Peters, and has now been purchased by an S&D enthusiast.

John Sherratt's pictures of the West Somerset Railway's Somerset & Dorset Gala on 19th March: http://www.black5photos.co.uk/blackfives/SDJR1.htm

South Wales

Griffithstown Railway Museum: http://www.griffithstownrailwaymuseum.co.uk/

Southern Railway

Tony Hillman's website covering Southern Railway publicity. The site was recently extended, and now includes advertising and publicity from the early days of Network South East, including the TV commercials: http://srpublicity.co.uk

Tollesbury Light Railway

Ron Strutt has uploaded some pictures of the Tollesbury Light Railway to his Fotopic gallery: http://ron8152.fotopic.net/c846322.html

The Tollesbury website has a good write-up of the line with some old pictures: http://www.tollesbury.org/History/crabwinkle_line1.htm

Warwickshire Railways



Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire Transport review: http://www.leytransport.i12.com/

Narrow Gauge and Miniature

Derbyshire Dales Narrow Gauge Railway: http://www.ddngr.org.uk

Large scale maps of the Welsh Highland Railway: http://www.steven.harris.dsl.pipex.com/index.htm

Mull Rail: http://www.mullrail.co.uk

Perrygrove Railway, Forest of Dean - home of the Heywood Collection: http://www.perrygrove.co.uk

The Heatherslaw Light Railway, Northumberland: http://www.ford-and-etal.co.uk/ford-and-etal/todo/listing.php?a_id=8

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway: http://www.rlsr.org


A useful site if you're visiting Australia - especially the "Links" section: http://www.pemtram.com.au/

South Africa

When things go wrong: http://www.sa-transport.co.za/trains/what_went_wrong/oops.html



A North American example of how not to build track (a long video, but you'll get the picture after the first few seconds!): http://www.trainweb.org/oaksmodelrr/Video/060110.B738.mpg

A superb collection of New York Subway photographs and others from around the world in the Transfer Station section: http://www.nycsubway.org/


Westinghouse Brake and Saxby Signal Co Ltd Style L Power Frames in UK signalboxes: http://www.wbsframe.mste.co.uk/

Narrow Gauge and Industrial

The Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust (NIRT LTD) is home to several historic vehicles: http://www.nirt.co.uk/

A fascinating website at that maps the intricate network of railways and waggonways that once covered the North-east: http://www.geocities.com/waggonways/

Google Earth

All Amtrak trains (allegedly): http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/download.php?Number=21334

Aircraft in flight: http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/download.php?Number=123225

Many other interesting sites are recorded on the Google Earth bulletin board: http://bbs.keyhole.com/

And if you haven't got a clue what I'm talking about, find out about it here (and download the free version): http://earth.google.com/


Roy Roast's Rail Page: http://www.roysrailpage.ne1.net

Martin J Galloway has created four new British websites with photographs and information. He has uploaded many new high quality train, bus and plane pictures (amongst others) and you can also upload your own images and put links to YahooGroups or websites in the profile section. You will find Martin's own personal railway pictures together with registration information in the Scotland section: http://www.scotlandone.com http://www.englandone.com http://www.walesone.com http://www.irelandone.com

A varied and idiosyncratic site from "Mr B": http://www.6lda28.com/gen.html

The uk.railway FAQ site, which includes loads of useful information: http://www.rodge.force9.co.uk/faq/

All activities celebrating the Brunel bicentenary are described on a dedicated website: http://www.brunel200.com/

An eclectic selection of transport-related webpages, including the Somerset and Dorset: http://www.lanternfilms.ukphotographers.com/index.html

Neil Worthington's site has been featured before, but has grown a lot since it was last featured: http://freespace.virgin.net/neil.worthington/

The World War 2 Railway Study Group: http://www.saxoncourtbooks.co.uk/ww2rsg/

A new website that tries to list all the routes, station, signal boxes and features on British Railways c.1960: http://www.conceptcrafts.co.uk/britishrailways1960/

Dewi Williams' transport web site: http://dewi.ca/trains/

This page leads into Network Rail's "Rules of the Plan" and "Rules of the Route". The former gives most of the information and rules necessary for train planners (that is timetablers) to time trains from A to Z on the network. The latter gives the future plans for engineering possessions that should be allowed for in future timetabling.


Discussion Groups

A discussion group on UK Rail Open Access: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/UK_Rail_Open_Access/

A discussion group that discusses the movements of railway vehicles by road: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/road_gen/

The Gensheet eGroup for messages about UK railways passenger train diversions and unusual routings. Both future (especially welcome) and recent news and "rare track gen" can be posted and discussed: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/gensheet

A discussion group for those interested in the Great Northern Railway: http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/great_northern_railway

For anyone interested in model railways: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Model-Railways

For anyone with an interest in military railways: http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/Millitary-Railways

For lovers of traction engines, showmans engines, steam rollers, steam wagons or stationary steam engines: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Classic-Steam

For tram enthusiasts: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/British-Tramways

And finally - want to share and discuss "railtours at high speed" (?) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RailTours_At_Speed/

A discussion group for 7mm scale modellers: http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/7mm/


Charles Roberts' photos of canals and preserved railways http://c-l-roberts.fotopic.net/

Paul Biggs' railway photographs: http://paulbiggs8827.fotopic.net/ Paul's diesel pictures taken at the Midland Railway Centre Butterley: http://paulbiggsmrcentre.fotopic.net/ Paul webpage for diesels on the Great Central Railway (Loughborough): http://paulbiggsgcrailway.fotopic.net

Andy Appleton's railway photographs: http://AA-Rail-Pics.fotopic.net

Scottish Railpics: http://scottishrailpics.fotopic.net/c846068.html

Michael Morant has added to his ever-expanding fotopic site: http://gallery62603.fotopic.net/c861928.html

Des Brailsford's excellent fotopic site: http://des-brailsford.fotopic.net

Nick Wheat spotted this "quality selection": http://theironroad.fotopic.net/c876836.html

The Fictitious Liveries site just gets more outrageous: http://FictitiousLiveries.fotopic.net

Disused Railways: http://disused-rlys.fotopic.net/

The Railway Station Gallery: http://therailwaystationgallery.fotopic.net/

The Rail Ticket Gallery: http://therailticketgallery.fotopic.net/

Nigel Callaghan has recently refurbished his Pullman Publications website, which includes details of the various CD and DVD databases that he produces - principally the "UK Railway and Canal Tunnel database", but now augmented with a number of others including the "RCH Junction Diagrams" and the "UK Railway Bridges and Viaducts" database: http://www.pullman-publications.co.uk

Spencer Jackson's railway memories and photographs: http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/railwaymemories/

You can't believe all you see - photo-manipulation by Jason Cross: http://jasoncross.fotopic.net/p2682377.html

Thanks to David Moore who spotted this site (as David notes, the owner has a great location for his garden!) http://www.burgess57.freeserve.co.uk/latest.htm

John Whitby's Fotopic site: http://www.johnwhitby.fotopic.net


Kestrel Railway Books: http://www.kestrelrailwaybooks.co.uk


I've previously mentioned Bob Farmer's index of BackTrack and Modellers' BackTrack: http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/bobbacktrack/

Other indexes are available at http://andibradley.com/ and http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/mickssrsource/index.html


A Titfield Thunderbolt site that I hadn't seen before: http://homepages.which.net/~gordon.dudman/titfield2.html

DVD and Video

A new DVD "Southern Steam 1923-1970" is available from West Sussex Record Office, all libraries in West Sussex and the Bluebell Railway. Price is £15 (plus p&p £1.50). Running time is one hour, and it contains some interesting footage of the Southern Railway, including Footplate Rides 1939, Brighton Shed 1937, Ashford Works 1947 and Coastal Steam (including freight traffic in the Worthing Area) 1937. It is also available online at: http://www.westsussex.gov.uk

Mark Found might be remembered for his monthly DVD series called Railway Monthly. It was a good idea, but folded after a few months. However, his latest endevour is the Railway Channel which will bring streaming video to your PC. Subjects covered will be both prototype and modelling, and will be available on subscription. A free preview is available here: http://www.therailwaychannel.com

On 23rd March, 34067 and 76079 attempted to haul a 13-coach commemorative Somerset and Dorset steam special up the bank from Exeter St David's to Exeter Central. Both lost adhesion, and while the driver of 34067 applied sand and broguht his loco under control, the driver of 76079 did not. The results of what could have been a calamatous episode can be viewed here. (The tour was cancelled at this point; the train returned to St David's, and passengers were transported back to Minehead by scheduled servcice to Taunton and bus from there.) http://youtube.com/watch?v=pOqqf-cbqQk

The Battle of Britain Locomotive Society has a number of discount DVDs for sale. They can be ordered via their website: http://www.92squadron.co.uk

One of the intriguing questions to come out of the first instalment of "The Lost World of Freise-Green" (BBC2) arose from a brief shot of the car passing over a level-crossing during the Cornish sequence. Looking at the film shot in Cornwall on the website, the extract isn't there, but this week's programme (shot in Scotland) showed it again. The mystery is solved if you go to the website, choose the East of Scotland section, and then choose Invergarry. The level crossing is 4min 26sec in; it's just after Tain, and is apparently Loch Fleet level crossing. The next shot shows the car on a road running alongside the railway. The Friese-Green archive can be viewed here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/programmes/openroad/launch.shtml


For sounds of steam - you need... http://www.steamsounds.org.uk/


British Transport Police have a website: http://www.btp.police.uk

Part of it is devoted to the Great Train Robbery: http://tinyurl.com/zycm5

Thames Valley Police also have some pages devoted to it: http://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/news_info/info/museum/great-train-rob.htm

Model Railways

Tips on how to paint realistic model figures: http://www.brifayle.ca/1home.html

Andy Sollis has added the first pictures of 2006 of the Oakamoor layout to the website: http://www.cvmrd.freeserve.co.uk/oakamoor.htm

The Southern Electric Group has launched a considerably expanded modelling section on its website: http://www.southernelectric.org.uk/segmodelling.html

The Train Collectors Society: http://www.traincollectors.org.uk/

Electra N gauge railway products: http://www.electrarailwaygraphics.co.uk

An excellent site for the GWR modeller: http://www.gwr.org.uk/

Quality 7mm and G scale models here: http://www.kirtleymodels.com/

Features a 7mm layout of Penzance, which is also modelled in 4mm scale here: http://dick.rails.net/

A model railway supplier that markets its own pointwork in a variey of scales: http://www.marcway.co.uk

Aster Hobbies website (includes an announcement of the imminent release of two Gauge one, live steam, Bulleid Light Pacifics): http://www.asterhobbies.co.uk/

Paul Bartlett's Fotopic site for the Ebor Group of Railway Modellers: http://ebormodelrail.fotopic.net/

A useful online resource for modelling bits (they accept Paypal): http://newcube.net/kk/

An excellent American model railroad site with loads of modelling tips: http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/

A useful source if you're in Australia - they produce Australian and British outline kits: http://www.steamandthings.com/fpage9.htm

Fascinating: http://www.makemymodel.com/

The ScaleSeven web forum: http://scaleseven.10.forumer.com/index.php

The ScaleSeven Group: http://www.imagic-design.co.uk/s7

Fareham Model Railway Club's website has undergone a bit of a facelift: http://www.hants.org.uk/fadmrc/index.html


An interesting collection of American model buses: http://www.mackbuses.net/

Andrew Shirley's Scottish bus (and much more) Fotopic site: http://1276-busstop.fotopic.net/

Tim's Bus Gallery: http://timbus.fotopic.net/

Andrew Myhill's website shows some eastern England fleets, including some fine shots of the Eastern Counties most handsome privatisation livery: http://eastanglianbuses.fotopic.net/

What a vehicle!! Only 12 were made... I want one... http://www.futurliner.com/

Interested in Stagecoach buses? http://www.geocities.com/stagecoachfan/

You can even build your own paper Stagecoach bus models: http://www.geocities.com/stagecoachfan/extras/paperbus

An informative site on Melbourne's trams, together with links to other tram sites around the world. http://www.yarratrams.com.au/

Superb European bus photos on Leandro Tavolare's Fotopic site: http://leandrotavolare.fotopic.net/

Travelling by bus? Go in style: http://www.jumbocruiser.com/

The long-established British Bus Preservation Group: http://www.skylineaviation.co.uk/buses/bbpg.html

The West of Scotland section of the Model Bus Federation: http://www.geocities.com/scotlandwest/

The Dennis Bus Owners Association: http://www.dennisbusowners.co.uk/

The James Hall Museum of Transport has buses, trolleybuses, trams, trucks, railway locomotives, cars - in fact, just about every form of transport ever used in South Africa: http://www.jhmt.org.za/open.htm

Ian Loasby's transport photographs - excellent shots of a wide range of transport subjects: http://www.ianloasbytransportphotography.co.uk

In March 2006, Routemasters reappeared on the streets of Eastbourne. New operator, Cavendish, introduced them on service 11 between Hailsham and Eastbourne. Painted in the old Southdown green livery they look very smart and for a fare of only £1 (free if you are over 60 and hold a County Card) its a terrific ride. Pictures are available at the Beulah site, together with details of their London bus DVDs: http://homepages.enterprise.net/beulah/southbus/cav1.html

A Russian website about Moscow trolleybuses: http://mtb-photo.narod.ru/

And another that includes Moscow's trams: http://trolleway.tramvaj.ru/

Various Yorkshire bus websites: http://woollen797.fotopic.net/ http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/avtc http://airevalleytransportgroup.fotopic.net/ http://www.wyts.org/

At the time of the Asian tsunami, a plea was made to UK bus and coach operators to donate surplus vehicles to be transported to the area to help with the relief effort. Photos of some of the donated vehicles are at: http://www.asiabusresponse.co.uk/

Nice photos of Australian buses in the pictures area at: http://groups.msn.com/BUSRIDERS/

You want roads? You got roads... http://www.cbrd.co.uk/

"Milk Float Corner": http://www.milkfloats.org.uk/

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum: http://www.commercialvehiclemuseum.co.uk

Canals and Inland Waterways

The Canal and Inland Waterways Gallery: http://rpm-canal.fotopic.net/


Maritime Miscellanea: http://rpmshipboat.fotopic.net/

Industrial Archaeology

Threlkeld mine pictures: http://web.ukonline.co.uk/cresswellavenue/friends.htm

The North of England Open Air Museum, Beamish: http://www.beamish.co.uk


Interesting items in the Museum of Retro Technology: http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/MUSEUM/museum.htm

A new website dedicated to railway clock collecting: http://www.railwayclocks.net

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