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Pre-grouping LSWR system map

I've recently rediscovered this pre-grouping carriage map while sorting through a stack of framed artwork still packaged up from out move from the UK several years ago. I was doing some research as to when it may have been produced and it seems to date from after 1908, Any further thoughts from knowledgeable enthusiasts would be welcome.

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We bought it some 40ish years ago in Ryde on the Isle of Wight, where we lived at the time, due to having all the Island’s stations, as well as my beloved Princetown on it, so we parted with £12.50 and it’s provided interest ever since. I reckon it's a reproduction in a period carriage frame, although I've no idea what period or region, maybe even BR.

I assume the inclusion of golf links was a marketing ploy to lure more gentlemen to travel on LSWR rails in their plus fours!

For an alternative copyable version of this map, visit https://sremg.org.uk/sr_map/lswrmap.html

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Bill

 

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Bill,

Having looked at the lines shown on the map I would agree that the date of 1908 is about right for the lines shown. Many branches were added in the first years of the 20th Century and they are all there.
We can discuss more when I see you on the 27th.
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Nice but incomplete map - it doesn't seem to show Doncaster - is it off to the right ?

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Haha and yes Peter, I too think it's probably off .  .  . well maybe way off, but never mind, just head downwards and when you reach Paddington, jump aboard a west coast express, sit back and luxuriate in peace and wonderment.


Hope you and Liz are not too frozen down there. It's just popped above freezing this morning, so things must be getting better, although the bride's got a stinker of a cold and I hope I can steer clear of it until I get off to Blighty at the end of next week and to my annual railway exhibition treat and meet up with Mark again.

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Edit:  Happy Birthday Peter and I hope the birthday fairy brings you something black and steamy         
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Many thanks for the birthday greetings Bill - not black and steamy but small, with wires attached to go inside an existing black and steamy monster so it can talk to me ………….:drooling_2:

I think you're getting the forecast cold snap ahead of us - we've been a positively balmy 10.5 C today although minus 5C is forecast for the weekend.

If you're heading to UK shortly, you need to stay well clear of colds - I understand there's also an upsurge in Covid cases just now too.

Enjoy your trip next week - which exhibition ?

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Hi Peter, hope you get the decoder to play nicely with you. I'm wary of the UK as I came back with covid last year after a chassis building course at Missenden, so will be careful.

The exhibition has been one I've attended for many years now and is at Eastleigh, not far from where I'm staying.

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Warmer here today fortunately  :cheers2_2:

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Following some research, I found an interesting video following the route of the Southsea branch from Fratton to East Southsea stations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=zjwXmut5oUY

I worked out of an office in Southsea for many years, so am slightly familiar with the region.


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Fascinating video Bill, it's a shame there is so little left.


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