Articles on Aspects of His Railways - Other Railways
'The editors intend that this section will have regular articles on individual Colonel Stephens Railways, how they came about and how they were run. The Museum is in being to promote interest and research into his railways. Should you wish to contribute original, suitable and well researched material we will be happy to consider it, just E-mail us.'
The list of Topics Articles is below.
28th November 2010
The Edge Hill Light Railway was formed to exploit the large ironstone reserves which lay just under the surface on the Northants / Oxfordshire border at a time when the enormous demands of Word War 1 were really making themselves felt.
16th December 2008
In 1942, perhaps as an intellectual exercise to clear his mind, the WC&P’s last Receiver, Henry Edward Fulford, set down on paper his recall of the circumstances surrounding the shut down of the line. These passed, with other papers from the Excess Insurance Co, via a house loft to the Colonel Stephens Museum.
1st February 2006
New light on the closure of the Weston Clevedon and Portishead Railway. Closure in 1940 was not as inevitable as previous historians have thought.
27th July 2005
A Short History of the Bere Alston and Calstock Light Railway (Plymouth and South Western Junction Railway).
24th February 2005
The Snailbeach District Railways, originally envisaged as a public railway, had evolved, because of lack of capital, as a 2’3 ¾’’ narrow gauge mineral railway.
6th January 2005
Brian Janes has put together this article tracing the history of the railway from its opening in 1869, Stephen's involvement to upgrade the line for passenger traffic through to its closure.
14th March 2003
The late Ken Clark spent many years researching the Rye and Camber Tramway with the intention of publishing a book that was never published. However he published articles and gave many talks the text of which is held together with his extensive correspondence in the Museums Archive. The text of his talk is hereby reproduced in memory of his research achievements.
12th March 2002
These reminiscences by Humphrey Brandram-Jones first appeared back in 1976 in The Tenterden Terrier, The House Magazine of the Kent & East Sussex Railway.
2nd April 2001
Much of this edited report by Stephen Garrett originally appeared in the Tenterden Terrier.