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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2017, 10:48:53 pm »
Took a ride in 2010. Behind River Mite, if I recall. Great trip!  :thumbsup:



Even spotted Northern Rock!!  :beers:

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2017, 09:01:51 am »
So......while we are on British narrow gauge :

Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch railway back in April.

It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2017, 09:09:55 am »
And....the Welsh Highland

Well worth a trip if you’ve never done it.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2017, 09:23:35 am »
Uber cool!  :thumbsup: :beers:
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2017, 09:39:13 am »
Never got on the Welsh Highland... does it leave the harbour station? On my solo trip three years ago I was on the other one. Just no time.

Looks great, though!  :beers:
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« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2017, 09:48:20 am »
Never got on the Welsh Highland... does it leave the harbour station? On my solo trip three years ago I was on the other one. Just no time.

Looks great, though!  :beers:
Yes it leaves the harbour George.
A superb setting.
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« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2017, 09:56:31 am »
I had an interesting hour or so before my train left again for Bleneau (sp!).

Went to pub in main street and big car prang out front. Talk about Welsh road rage. Didn't need the cable TV in the pub for entertainment!  ;D
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« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2017, 01:24:10 pm »
Thank you very much, George and Martin for these wonderful contributions.

Best wishes.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2017, 09:07:15 pm »
And....the Welsh Highland

Well worth a trip if you’ve never done it.

A dream I would like to live. Years ago I drove a lorry for the Ffestiniog Railway. It was a 1939 Leyland that was bought from a mill in Lancashire. 40mph flat out. My father took a photo of it. I still have it but it's filed somewhere. I'll look it out.
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« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2017, 08:51:45 am »
87002 and its train waiting to head south at Carlisle, on a sunny morning in the summer of 1979.
The Class 87s had 'good' names, mostly familiar from steam locomotives.  87002 was 'Royal Sovereign'.
 


Was it really 38 years ago?

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« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2017, 09:10:45 am »
Wow 38 years ago - I was 24!
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2017, 04:56:32 pm »
The shape of the future.
The first ever visit of a class 800 Series of the IEP (Intercity Express Programme) to Cornwall in June. Seen here at Redruth.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2017, 06:19:46 pm »
Thank you very much, Martin, for that excellent photograph.  It's a good-looking train and the livery is much better, to my eye, than some other recent efforts.

Nice to see Redruth station as well.  I remember when I was last there.  It was a family holiday to Cornwall and I was taken on the train from Redruth to Penzance and return as a special treat.  3 August 1971: the locomotive was 810 'Cockade'.  And ... I was in the cab at Penzance.  I was 13 at the time (only just)! 

I hope the Class 800 lasts longer in service than the Swindon 'Warships' (Class 42) did.  Best not to mention the longevity of the Glasgow-built version (Class 43).  What a waste of money.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2017, 07:59:38 pm »
Off to GOC now and this wonderful locomotive and its train waiting departure from Haworth.



One has to hope that Jenny Agutter won't need to stand in the 'four foot' waving her undergarments as, with that big boiler, the driver might not see her.

By the way, the K&WVR turned out a train fit for the occasion with two Pullmans serving cream teas.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2017, 08:45:47 pm »
I live in Keighley many years ago but never appreciated the K&WVR. Too much interest  in two legged creatures. :heart2:
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