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The steam locomotive thread


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#21 D9000

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:04 AM

Been on the SVR several times. Excellent day out, and very easy to get to. Probably my favourite standard gauge heritage line. (For narrow gauge, it has to be the Festiniog). I haven't been to the Bluebell or the Great Central yet, though.



#22 gingerjon

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 06:33 AM

Yesterday was the anniversary of the last mainline timetabled BR steam journey apparently.  Oliver Cromwell running between Manchester and Carlisle.

 

I'll be taking the two littler gingers to see the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway over the weekend.

 

Pulled by one of their blinkin' diesels on the train to Dungeness!  But, no matter, got chance to see a few in action in and around New Romney.  Here's good old Winston Churchill:

 

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#23 Wolford6

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 07:13 AM

Hmmm. The engine is  red black and yellow; the coaches are blue and yellow.

 

As usual, we are well in front of them, and they are hanging on.

 

;) :tongue:


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#24 Larry the Leit

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:28 AM

I went on the Severn Valley Railway yesterday as a result of this thread. Had a great day, It wasn't all good as we saw plenty of people like gingerjon hanging round at the rn of the platforms taking pictures.
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#25 gazza77

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 09:28 AM

Of course, not all steam locos were large. Over the last 12 months, I've been on the NYM Railway to re-live numerous trips as a kid, KWVR as it's local to me so was handy to take my neice & nephew on a Santa Special, then on the Talylln Railway recently on holiday in Wales. The last was by far the best of the heritage lines as it gave some spectacular views, rather than just a journey up a valley through a long cutting! Plus of course, some of the engines were the inspiration for some of the characters in Thomas the Tank Engine. :D

 

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#26 Trojan

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:06 PM

Pulled by one of their blinkin' diesels on the train to Dungeness!  But, no matter, got chance to see a few in action in and around New Romney.  Here's good old Winston Churchill:

 

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Winston Churchill by Jon Smalldon, on Flickr

 

TBH I'd rather see, smell and hear than be on a train pulled by one, when you may as well be pulled by diesel or electric. Of course if everyone thought like me there'd be no steam specials and nothing for me to watch! Great picture


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#27 gingerjon

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:18 PM

TBH I'd rather see, smell and hear than be on a train pulled by one, when you may as well be pulled by diesel or electric. Of course if everyone thought like me there'd be no steam specials and nothing for me to watch! Great picture

 

Thanks.  My first memories of the RHDR are as you say - being dragged by my dad to watch and take pictures of the trains but never actually travel on one!


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