Put like that it's understandable. Would I be correct in thinking you don't work for the Welsh tourist board?
The schoolboy in me relishes the idea of a large Smellie bogie... and the 153s were both beautiful and effective.
The decision had been made, repair designed and money found. But this will hopefully shorten the timescale. Bristol could live without the railway...
None at all, we're stuffed. All part of a Swindon conspiracy against future generations of railway enthusiasts. That's why all right-thinking...
It's a pity this new 'reading' the 'nameplate' technique doesn't work with GW engines.
Didcot's priorities may be a bit different from most, because the members belong to the Great Western Society, not the 'Didcot Railway Centre...
Where did he 'dismiss the paid team'?
Caledonian Railway Conner Class 98 2-4-0
LSWR Adams X2 4-4-0
NER Wilson Worsdell class Q1 7ft 7in 4-4-0
GWR Dean Bogie Single
A passer-by this week asked if it was an 0-4-0. 'It is at the moment', we said.
Peckett w/n 1940 'Henbury' passed its steam test yesterday.
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What BrightonBaltic actually said was, 'I wonder if you could...' ie. 'might it be technically feasible'. The kind of idle speculation you tend to...
No, he's describing the titanic effort to rebuild it;).
Incidentally, and following your previous post about Portbury's whistle being ex-7015, someone told me recently that the boiler trolley in your...
It went well. A couple of weeping seals on the mudhole doors but nothing major. There was no pressure on the clock though, just a warming fire, so...
and 71000 & 6024.
Fun isn't it? I had my 3rd turn yesterday. Bob's a patient driver with the inexperienced, for which I am very grateful!
Interesting pic. I always thought locomotive tyres were solid, not pneumatic...:Smuggrin:
3. Imagine that the SVR or the Bluebell had had the same recent history as the WSR. Power struggles in the supporters organisation, the turnover...
As I understand Tom, the issue with these items was the time and cost incurred by their complexity, not the technical capability....
I suppose the cost of installing a watering facility at Williton is loose change compared with raising a 23-mile line's weight limit from blue to red.
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