World Railways 1961

Here’s a few samples of pages from the 1961/62 “World Railways” published by Sampson Low. The directory was published from the early 1950’s until the late 1060’s when it was taken over by Jane’s publishing, and still continues as Jane’s World Railways. This copy is from the British Rail Technical Library in London. The directory… Read More World Railways 1961

The Fugitive train crash

If you’ve ever watched “The Fugitive” with Harrison Ford you will, no doubt, remember the train crash. No models involved, all full size, some of it is still on location. It was filmed on a private/heritage railroad, the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Though their website barely mentions ithttps://www.gsmr.com You can see it on Google Maps:

Builth Road Station

In its heyday Builth Road was a thriving community in its own right. The junction of the Central Wales Railway and the Mid Wales Railway was built on two different levels, with a spur linking the two. The Central WalesRailway’s High Level Station opened for traffic in 1866. The Mid Wales line ran from Brecon… Read More Builth Road Station