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If you like what you have found here, you may find the links below of interest:

The key reference point for afficionados of Chinese steam railways is now SY-Country (formerly ‘QJ-Country’) and publishing the latest news as supplied by a succession of visitors to China. For some superb images of Chinese steam and a few other places, try Duncan Cotterill’s ‘Railography’ site. As well as wonderful pictures, there is a huge amount of data on Chinese steam locomotives. Well worth a look is the website of Brian Hawkins, evocatively titled “Steam & The Dragon” and following the collapse of Fotopic, now reinstated to the web via SmugMug! . You will find also find some lovely images on the websites of Dave Hill David Kitching and John Hooson. A more recent addition to the web is Chris Yapp’s site “Steam Around The World” - well worth a visit.

The ‘Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway’ runs from Cheltenham Racecourse to Toddington. Timetables etc. are on the website - why not pay a visit?

For a wealth of information on bygone Cumbrian railways and interesting photographs, visit the ‘Cumbria Railways’ site. Also of interest to Cumbrian railfans will be ‘Brian Irwin’s Website’. The ‘Phantasrail’ site contains a wealth of material, not least pictures of Workington steam in the early 60s.

A key site for steam train afficionados is ‘Steam Train Galleries’ featuring a vast collection of both archive and contemporary images.

Steve Armitage’s excellent pictures can now be seen at ‘rail pictures.net’.

 Some short clips of my model railway “Blackford & Hinton” are on YOUTUBE. Entering “Blackford & Hinton” as the search criterion should bring them up. Alternatively, click here..