Keith on October 5th, 2012

The streaks are Gresley A4 Pacific’s, you have heard of Mallard, the fastest steam loco in the world.  The N R M at York have arranged to borrow two of the stable Dominion of Canada, from Canada, and Dwight D Eisenhower from the U S A.  I am pleased to say that they have arrived [...]

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Keith on August 4th, 2011

We have to start by apologising to family members living on Portland for not telling them of our plans.  We did not have a lot of time in Weymouth so meeting would have been difficult, sorry. On Tuesday the 2nd August we caught a steam hauled train from Victoria to Weymouth returning to Waterloo.  It was [...]

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Keith on May 30th, 2010

Try putting that in the spell checker.  It is a railway network in the Hertz region of Germany that still extensively uses steam locomotion.  One of its routes is to Brocken, a hill with extensive 360 ° views of the surrounding area, used until 1988 by the East Germans to monitor its neighbours.  We decided to [...]

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Keith on December 26th, 2009

Keith speaking. I tried to resist this but, in the end I could not. Although we are in Spain we closely followed the unfolding events in the south east caused by the bad weather and the ensuing travel chaos. When talking about the tunnel and euro star in particular my comment was, “send down a [...]

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admin on July 15th, 2009

Video from The National Railway Museum at York: From National railway Museum This and more photos in our online gallery.

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Keith on July 6th, 2009

This is the northern branch of the N R M. Whilst I can understand both the reason for and location of the museum, it seems to lack something. It is as if they have built a big shed just to store locomotives and rolling stock. Keith found the hand operated crane quite interesting. The counterweight is [...]

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Keith on January 13th, 2009

The combination of a steam train and real ale, what could be better?  An evening on the RAT, (real ale train) on the Mid Hants railway. Enjoying a combination of fire and water to provide power and create the great taste of good ale.  The atmosphere on the train is friendly and makes for a relaxing evening. The first [...]

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admin on October 25th, 2008

Apparently some fellas up North built a new choo choo!!

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