The A train by Ron Dawber (Canon power-shot G9 400s at f 4.5 200asa)
Haigh Country Park. The train up to recently has been running on half the track, the track is now restored and is in full service.
Comment by Ken R on 12th May 2014 at 00:08
I don't know about the A-Train, it looks a bit like the Flying Scott to me, Many years since I have rode on one of those tracks. What is the total length of the system Ron? Great outing.
Comment by Norman Skellon, Sydney, Australia on 12th May 2014 at 05:00
This railway opened in 1986. In the 1950s we used to ride on a similar attraction which ran on the roadway: are there any pictures of this in Wiganworld?
Comment by Mick on 12th May 2014 at 07:48
Ken R Its a long ride now its fully opened I bet its a 1/3 of a mile in lenght.
You can have a ride on it by copying and pasting the link below
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 12th May 2014 at 13:30
Thanks for the link Mick. This lead to other video`s of Pacific A4 steam loco`s Sir Nigel Gresley and Union of South Africa. Sir Nigel Gresley went thro` Dawlish, Devon last month and one video shows the damage to the track and seawall in the storms last February and the new track and seawall.
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 12th May 2014 at 14:56
Norman Skellon; Look in Album, Places, Haigh Hall. On page 4, 2nd on 2nd row and 2nd on last row.
Photo`s of miniature railway are on page 2, 2nd on 4th row and on page 4, last on 2nd row.
Comment by Helen on 12th May 2014 at 15:35
Lovely little loco at Haigh & I hope you don't mind Ron but I wanted to comment on the steam train pictured on Tuesday..The Britain..posted by Mick.
Mick we really enjoyed Part 1 & 2 on 'youtube' of your trip on the Carlisle & Settle railway. We are going on the trip ourselves at the beginning of June & really look forward to it.
Comment by Mick on 12th May 2014 at 17:51
Helen take your own buttys and drinks because they charge a lot for theres.
A lot of people where eating M&S buttys and salads on out trip, also there some good chip shops in Carlisle if your feeling peckish.
I noticed a lot of the steam engine mad men wearing goggles so they didnt get any coal dust in there eyes when leaning out of the window.
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 12th May 2014 at 19:30
Helen;You`ve got steam trains in your own backyard!
Comment by Norman Skellon, Sydney, Australia on 13th May 2014 at 05:00
Thanks, Ernest. Page 4, last row was the one! Lots of memories from fifty-odd years ago.
Comment by Helen on 13th May 2014 at 07:44
Yes Ernest, I do & we often stand at Sheringham statation watching whats going on but we are drawn like magnets to a puff of steam anywhere else. Last year it was the Welsh Highland railway, Carnarvon to Portmadoc, all great stuff, I love it !
PS I put it all down to my early days in India when we travelled on trains !
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 13th May 2014 at 12:26
Helen: I regularly look at:-
I`ve been on the Fort William to Mallaig, Portmadoc to Blaenau Ffestiniog and Settle to Carlisle. Have you been on the East Lancashire railway from Heywood to Rawtenstall?
Norman; Glad you found it.
Comment by Jemmy on 13th May 2014 at 14:47
Theirs, Mick...not there's! You'll get it right one day...
Comment by Helen on 14th May 2014 at 08:29
At the risk of boring everyone with railway talk Ernest...we have been on the Fort William trip, the Glenfinnan Viaduct was something . Have heard of the East Lancs...another for the list !
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