Off the Rails - Train Stuff

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I saw this today!
46100 "Royal Scot" just outside Lancaster.
In the background is the Ashton memorial, seen by many thousands of people, when travelling North on the M6, not so far from the turn off for the Lake District!
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I was a bit worried the post would be a little long-winded. Glad you enjoyed it.
I really enjoyed that read, surprised myself there, and l love the steam stuff pics an especially the stories of those great machines cheating the scrap man and all the work of volunteers.
Wonder if we could squeeze a small one into our workshop.
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Renegadenemo wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:00 am
I was a bit worried the post would be a little long-winded. Glad you enjoyed it.
I really enjoyed that read, surprised myself there, and l love the steam stuff pics an especially the stories of those great machines cheating the scrap man and all the work of volunteers.
Wonder if we could squeeze a small one into our workshop.
Thanks Bill. Some of the preserved locomotives have interesting stories behind them - R711 is certainly no exception. As to whether or not you could fit one in your workshop...Maybe a very small industrial tank, or something from one of the smaller railways such as the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway or the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway.
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captain sparkle wrote: Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:47 pm I saw this today!
46100 "Royal Scot" just outside Lancaster.
In the background is the Ashton memorial, seen by many thousands of people, when travelling North on the M6, not so far from the turn off for the Lake District!
Very nice! I'm hoping to see a bit of mainline steam when I visit the UK next (hopefully in the next couple of years - pestilence permitting).
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If you or any Steam enthusiasts are across at workshop in North Shields on the beautiful North East Coast - remember Messrs. Stephenson, Armstrong and other great engineers came from the area close by, so within a few hours from the workshop ( I hope the links work OK, if not let me know).

All approximate - based on motorcycle/car at at max warp factor 1 only :-

~10 minutes = https://stephensonsteamrailway.org.uk/
~20 minutes = http://bowesrailway.uk/
~30 minutes = http://www.beamish.org.uk/explore-disco ... y-station/, https://discoverymuseum.org.uk/
~Maybe an hour 15 North West "ish" - https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragsi ... f-cragside.
~Maybe an hour and 15 north = https://www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk/ and
https://www.heatherslawlightrailway.co.uk/
~Probably the same south about same = https://www.locomotion.org.uk/visit
and a couple of old child hood favourites, maybe a couple of hours south = https://www.nymr.co.uk/ and https://www.railwaymuseum.org.uk/

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