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Sir Arthur Percival Heywood, 3rd Baronet (25 December 1849 – 19 April 1916) builder of 15” railroads some of which are housed at Perrygrove in England

I really like this guy. He lived in what might be described as the golden age of railways. He was trained as an engineer and was wealthy enough to indulge in his hobby to the full – fifteen inch railways. … Continue reading

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Accucraft Trains’ Live Steam 0-4-0 “Dora” and the Launceston Steam Railway located in Launceston, Cornwall, England

Our vacation “back east” for the holiday season with the kids was really great. I was a lucky boy (boy? 71 this month!) and got several train books and magazines as presents. I can assure you that there is nothing … Continue reading

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Becky and David Hemp’s B.A.D Great Northern Railway. 15” Gauge and Live Steam

My dentist here in Fort Bragg is Doctor Bruce. He’s a splendid chap and his staff are the very best kind of California nuts and flakes. But, but, but Doctor Bruce isn’t quite on the same railroading platform as Doc … Continue reading

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Last Mail Delivery Train – Washington Park and Zoo Railway

Not too long after we came to live in Fort Bragg I was invited to go on Motorcar M300 with the Fort Bragg based Mendocino Coast Stamp Club on what was advertised as the last run of the California Western … Continue reading

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Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre near Arundel in Sussex, England

I grew up near Brighton less than an hours drive from the village of Amberley. I enjoyed playing cricket there before I came to North America some 45 years ago. Times and places do change in 45 years. Amberley besides … Continue reading

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15” Gauge Beyer-Garratt at the Perrygrove Railway in The Forest of Dean, England

If you have been reading this blog for a while you will know that I have been having a love affair with Bayer-Garratts. Just put “Garratt” in the search box here and see what turns up! Brother Sean was in … Continue reading

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The Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway, In Kent, England

If you click on the heading “Train Visits – 15 inch Ridable Trains“ at the bottom of this blog it will “bring up” all the blogs relating to said subject. Clearly a visitor to our site did just that as … Continue reading

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Bure Valley Railway in Norfolk, England

I received an e-mail from a blog reader who clearly understood that I am into narrow gauge who asked if I had ever visited the Bure Valley Railroad in Norfolk, England. I haven’t but it sure looks interesting and I … Continue reading

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