The most recent updates from my various webpages. To keep up-to-date on the topics covered, follow @andrew_grantham on Twitter for railways (and other things which interest me), and @ConcreteEar for sound mirrors and suchlike.
If you thought Afghanistan was bereft of railroads, read on for a story of international intrigue, invasion plans, the Great Game, and powers imperial and hydro-electric.
- 30 January 2023Afghanistan acquires two locos
نوی لوکوموټیو ( اورګاډی) له قزاقستان څخه د حیرتان په لور ۳۰ دېرشم جنوري ته حیرتان ته را رسیږي په تعقیب به یې دوهم لوکومو ټیو ( اورګاډی) تر اوم فبروري پوري را ورسیږي، د قزاقي اورګاډي په رارسېدو سره به …
- 1 August 2022Khyber Pass railway video
- 1 July 2022The Khyber Railway, India
The Locomotive, March 15th 1926, Page 80. The vision of an ‘Afghan Express’ leaving Bombay for Cabul [Kabul] on arrival of the British mail steamer has been all but realized by the opening of the late …
- 9 June 2022Akina – Andkhoy railway line construction resumed
On 5 June, 2022, Akina-Andkhoy Railway Line Construction Resumed In Afghanistan. Engineers and railroad specialists from Turkmenistan arrived in the town of Akina to continue the construction of the A …
- 8 June 2022Kabul to Darulaman railway coaches
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- 10 November 2021US ‘Sound Mirror’ art exhibition
VISITOR CENTER is pleased to present its inaugural exhibition ‘Sound Mirror,’ a solo exhibition by Audra Wolowiec featuring works on paper and sculptures investigating the materiality of sound and the …
- 9 November 2021Sound mirror made for the 2015 Royal Academy Summer Show
1:200 scale sound mirror made for the Royal Academy Summer Show 2015. “This concept model was made from acrylic and brass etching. It was predominately a flat base with a contoured detail depicting pa …
- 2 September 2020Sound mirror talk and exhibition in Ramsgate
Sonic reflections 09/09/2020 | 5 p.m. East Cliff Bandstand, Wellington Crescent, Ramsgate This talk will see guest speakers discussing their experience in researching the history & archaeology of …
- 1 September 2020Exploratorium sound mirrors
San Francisco sound mirrors: They have a pair of sound mirrors facing each other @exploratorium. Students always look happy trying them out. I can't help but think of those who spent many lonely …
- 23 August 2020Kilnsea and Redcar
A WW1 acoustic mirror lovingly preserved in the middle of a modern housing estate in Redcar, Cleveland. pic.twitter.com/BmtPkGoTL2 — KThomas O (@soullessparty) August 22, 2020
- 25 June 2018PC class streamlined loco photo
- 29 November 2016Pictures of Baghdad Central station
BBC report In pictures: The crown jewel of Iraq’s railway. See if you can spot the steam loco in the second and the last photos.
- 13 April 2015Mobile friendly
I have changed this website’s WordPress theme, so hopefully it should now be more mobile device friendly. Let me know if anything doesn’t work. Meanwhile, I would recommend following “Historical Railw …
- 16 January 2015New coaches for Iraqi Republic Railways
Tüvasaş has built 14 coaches for Iraqi Republic Railways, including 2 sleeping, 4 couchette and 2 restaurant cars pic.twitter.com/CM4IdLrKvC — Railway Gazette (@railwaygazette) January 14, 2015
- 29 September 2014Derailment response vehicle for IRR
One of 7 Zagro derailment response vehicles ordered by Iraqi Republic Railways, on show at #InnoTrans pic.twitter.com/J0HmL5iUER — Railway Gazette (@railwaygazette) September 26, 2014
If God had intended us to fly, He would never have given us the railways.
- 22 August 2021Identifying the prototype for the Airfix/Dapol booking hall
The Airfix/Dapol station booking hall plastic kit is a OO scale model railway classic, first issued in 1958.[1. Booking Hall at Vintage Airfix.] An old catalogue listing says it was “based upon an act …
- 18 August 2021The Airfix/Dapol church at Bonchurch on the Isle of Wight
The Airfix (now Dapol) plastic kit for a village church is a true classic of OO scale model railways, and is based on the real Old St Boniface church at Bonchurch near Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. On …
- 8 August 2021Amberley museum monorail demonstration running
Industrial monorail demonstration at the Amberley Museum railway gala, 10 July 2021. I’m afraid you’ll have to sing the Simpsons song yourself…
- 4 August 2021Identifying the prototype for the Airfix/Dapol windmill kit
Is the Airfix (and now Dapol) plastic kit for a OO scale model windmill based on a real prototype? The church kit is based on the real church at Bonchurch on the Isle of Wight, and the signal box is f …
- 3 August 2021Studio Minatures Dr Brydon
Studio Minatures 28 mm figure of William Brydon, subject of the famous painting The Remnants of an Army of the First Afghan War.