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Did someone mention trains?

Steam trains even?

You know those great big things that used to thunder up and down the mainline, now mainly kept on preserved and heritage lines?

Them trains?

You like those trains?

Really?

These are flowers and they have nothing to do with trains.

But I think they are pretty so you can suffer them as well, trains coming, don't panic.

This is the entrance to HMS Victory, again nothing to do with trains.

 

 

 

So? who remembers the days of steam of steam eh?

Who like me loves trains?

I am just old enough to remember steam from my very early childhood, I love the steam locomotives, the noise, the smell and even the motion as they pull the trains, far, far better than this modern stuff, so much so that sometimes when travelling on a train nowadays I can't tell if I am in a bus, train or plane, they are lifeless, functional things and nowhere near as romantic as steam trains.

I think the thing I really love about steam locomotives is that they have the mechanics on the outside, it gives them soul.

Anyhoo if you are still reading this, you want to see some pictures of those great big thundering, noisy & smelly steam trains don't you?

Of course you do, well this blog has nothing at all about them in it.

 

Yeah, yeah, Boo Hiss I hear you cry, but wait, this is about trains, just not the bigguns Smile

One Sunday every month during the summer, the Welling and District Model engineers society open their doors to the public.

They have their own track and they take people for rides on it.

Right I have waffled on long enough, here's the trains I promised you Smile

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Date Wed, 25/04/2012 - 20:10
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very good set of pics.

some more of Victory would have been nice though Smile

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Date Wed, 25/04/2012 - 20:16
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Hahaa you got me, but it does look like you had a great day.  

Great blog and im glad you fooled me.

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Date Wed, 25/04/2012 - 20:22
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JUST BRILLIANT - I JUST LOVED THE LOCO`S - I FELT LIKE I WAS THERE - THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR PHOTO`S - TREBOR Smile

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Date Wed, 25/04/2012 - 20:24
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Like the steam train shots but omg thank you for sharing the Victory...... (look at diary and see when I can get down there) Smile

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Date Wed, 25/04/2012 - 20:30
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 Nice blog with good set of pics, and good narrative.

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Date Wed, 25/04/2012 - 20:35
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no inside views?

Smile

we have a local train group near here. A 2foot guage, I think. One sunny sunday i will pop up there and snap away.

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Date Wed, 25/04/2012 - 20:41
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A bit touchy aren't you

Jim

'Bokeh' Competition entry:- http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/697372

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Date Wed, 25/04/2012 - 21:04
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great blog, the trains are super but I do like the victory shots as well Smile

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still checking on you all every now and again !!!

 

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Date Wed, 25/04/2012 - 21:06
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Brilliant, can I put my name down as reserve engine driver. Steam trains, boats, all good to me.

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Date Wed, 25/04/2012 - 21:16
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they must have great fun with those trains.good blog

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Date Wed, 25/04/2012 - 21:21
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Fantastic.  In some ways these models are more impressive than real thing when you see so many people riding the train.

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Date Wed, 25/04/2012 - 22:17
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Brilliant blog.

I'm young enought to remember steam trains really well as they used to run along the top of our garden, well not literally but you know what I mean.

These are little beauties, thanks for sharing.

Would like to have seen more flowers though.......

Puzzled

Wink

 

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Date Wed, 25/04/2012 - 23:29
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Wow Great blog Steve  thanks for sharing and taking the time

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Date Thu, 26/04/2012 - 05:38
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Excellent blog, really like the way it's written. Great stuff!

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