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Richard J. Marshall – The Menaggio Porlezza Railway

Por |mayo 3rd, 2021|

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The large lakes lying in the foothills of the Alps

north of Milan and near the border

between Italy and Switzerland

have been popular tourist destinations for over 100 years.

The development of this tourist traffic owes much

to a small railway of which little trace now remains.

This article briefly describes that railway and its history.

A more detailed history (in Italian)

was written in 1984 by Bruno Porta.

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Richard J. Marshall – A Short History of Britain’s Broad Gauge Railways

Por |mayo 3rd, 2021|

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In 1835,

in the early days of railway construction,

the Great Western Railway was born.

The original main line ran

between London and Bristol,

a distance of 117 miles (187 kms),

which was opened throughout in June 1841. […]

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