The Forest of Dean Railways and Tramways

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    The Bream Heritage Walk, the Oakwood Tramway and The Flour Mill Ltd

    The Forest of Dean continues to be one of my favourites places. In 2020 we, once again, stayed there in the first week of September.

    This post returns to two earlier themes from the Forest.

    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/09/0...k-the-oakwood-tramway-and-flour-mill-colliery

    On 1st September 2020 we followed a sign-posted circular walk which started in the centre of the village of Bream on the Southwest side of the Forest. The route was planned with the support of the Big Lottery Heritage Fund and featured a series of different heritage locations around the village. ............. The walk took us first along the route of the China Bottom Branch of the Oakwood Tramway which was covered in an earlier post about the tramways in the Forest (http://rogerfarnworth.com/2017/10/02/oakwood-and-dikes-tramways).
     
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    Darkhill Ironworks, Titanic Steelworks and associated railways and tramways. .....

    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/09/12/the-forest-of-dean-milkwall-tramway-at-dark-hill

     
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    Humphrey Household included a short chapter about the Forest in his 1984 book about the railways of Gloucestershire in the 1920s

    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/09/17/the-forest-of-dean-tramways-and-railways-an-addendum

    While on holiday in the Forest of Dean in September 2021, I picked up a secondhand copy of "Gloucestershire Railways in the Twenties" by Humphrey Household. [1] It consists of a review of the development of the railways in Gloucestershire supported by a series of photographs which were predominantly taken in the 1920s by Humphrey Household. The photos are a significant resource. The text of the book is well-written. Its final two chapters were of real interest to me.
     
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    I continue to find tramways and railways in the Forest of Dean of great interest. For this next post we return to Mr Brain's Tramway which primarily served Trafalgar Colliery in the Forest.

    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2022/06/26/brains-tramway-forest-of-dean

    Further research has resulted in a bit more information about the locomotives that worked on the Tramway. ....
     

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