Steam hauled trains

A place to chat about anything you like, including non-gardening related subjects. Just keep it clean, please!

Moderators: Chantal, Tigger, KG Steve, peter, Chief Spud

KG Regular
Posts: 948
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:12 am
Location: Angus by the sea
x 315

Steam hauled trains

Postby tigerburnie » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:44 am

We went across to Perthshire to see the round Great Britain steam hauled train, a lovely sunny day too.
BM1K6921.JPG (482.25 KiB) Viewed 844 times

BM1K6946.JPG (426.28 KiB) Viewed 844 times

Still some signs of winter hanging on
BM1K7002.JPG (287.7 KiB) Viewed 844 times
2 x
Been gardening for over 60 years and still learning.
User avatar
KG Regular
Posts: 1505
Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:01 pm
Location: East Lincolnshire.
x 24

Re: Steam hauled trains

Postby Clive. » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:58 am

Two locomotives that were once deemed almost mission impossible to rebuild in early preservation days. The B1 had a worn out patched firebox and the Jubilee had had wheels cut through after problems in the scrapyard. As the heritage railway world skill and technology developed both became viable rebuilds/repairs, great to see. :)

Clive. :)
2 x
User avatar
KG Regular
Posts: 1381
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 3:08 pm
Location: Wimborne, Dorset.
x 214

Re: Steam hauled trains

Postby Diane » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:47 pm

Beautiful pictures - thank you.
1 x
'Preserve wildlife - pickle a rat'
User avatar
KG Regular
Posts: 5959
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:50 pm
Location: Bucks.
x 558

Re: Steam hauled trains

Postby Primrose » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:41 pm

What a beautiful powerful beast! . We,ve perhaps become so used to the wonders of more modern technology that we,ve forgotten what a feat of engineering these machines were in their heyday. We owe a gift of gratitude, I think, to all the volunteers who keep them going to remind us us of their contribution to our social history. They still have a magic about them that the modern diesel and electric engines just don’t have.
1 x

Return to “General chatter”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 32 guests