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Although the scene is charming: I wasn't at Washford on Saturday for this...


Although the scene is charming: I wasn't at Washford on Saturday for this...

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  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 15 Jun 2009, 01:41
All the primary colors, Chris! So...what WERE you there on Saturday for???
Chris: This is a two parter Ginnie!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Jun 2009, 03:10
So clean it looks like a well-sucked child's toy, Chris.
Chris: If you try sucking this - you might get rather a nasty shock Ray
  • Philine Kleinknecht
  • Germany
  • 15 Jun 2009, 06:57
If you were there on Saturday... you were in your childhood country and in your special empire again- together with many railway fans from all over the world..! I like this pic too and I hear the "tooot, tooooot, tooot" and I see the steam!
Chris: As you say Philine - I was in my childhood again
  • Philine Kleinknecht
  • Germany
  • 15 Jun 2009, 07:18
"I wasn't at Washford on Saturday for this..." Please, do keep it secret! Everybody has a right of having some secrets!
Chris: I can't keep this a secrtet Philine: all will be revealed tomorrow
I think I can guess what you were there for but I won't spoil the suspense grin And this is charming
Chris: Thank you O Great One: I remember this engine in service working coal trips between Kilmersdon incline and colliery up until 1973 when the industry died. The NCB then gave this dear little Peckett to the WSR: and here she is in her restored state at the S&D museum at Washford
I just love these old goods trucks ..so much more character than modern versions ... and a guards van at the rear. great richard
Chris: It is a guard's van indeed Richard.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 15 Jun 2009, 07:57
fantastic, finally a train shot where someone isn't sticking his head out the window. Bravo smile
Chris: Thank you Tony: a good point
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 15 Jun 2009, 08:49
Great colours
Chris: Thank you Vintage
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Jun 2009, 08:54
I see you have the train set out again Chris - so why were you there???
Chris: I'll tell you all tomorrow Mike: you might be able to guess
  • graham pickett
  • 15 Jun 2009, 08:59
Never been to visit yet,will have to put that right!thanks Bill,as with Brians post today will Google for details.Nice capture.
Chris: A pleasure Graham: you'd enjoy it
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Jun 2009, 09:47
You've managed to pack all the primary colours in here Chris - lovely.
Chris: Thank you Ingrid: I can assure you this was entirely by chance!
A wonderful capture Chris. The colours are superb!
Chris: Thank you Richard: the light was just right at the time
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Jun 2009, 12:49
"a train shot where someone is... sticking his head out the window"- just that I would like to see- Oh, cold-hot-hot...?I could imagine...
Chris: You will see tomorrow Philine
A great shot Chris and I can probably guess what is coming tomorrow but my lips are sealed. I await the morning with growing excitement. I must get here again some time, however we are planning a trip to the GWR at Toddington in a few weeks time.
Chris: Now that is a fine railway too Brian: I'm sure you will enjoy the experience
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Jun 2009, 16:13
Heh, the suspense trip is lost on me with my lack of intimate knowledge of what can be happening in Washford. But I know like any good english village there will be a pub in it ...

This engine and wagons seems to be smaller than the normal fare on rails. Or is it some illusion I am suffering from?

Great picture. Nice bench.
Chris: The pub is next to the station Louis. The train is indeed a small indistrial relic - but on standard gauge.

Nice bench!
Beautiful colours Chris, and nicely composed smile
Chris: I am obliged to you Pam
Straight out of Thomas The Tank Engine. Lovely shot Chris.
Chris: Hahaha...quite right Janet!
It may have been said, but it looks like a model.
Chris: Well it does Nig - but it isn't I assure you
You may not have been there for that Chris but you did get a good picture of the train set. Nice set of goods wagons, much more interesting than a few old coaches.
Chris: I'm not sure of these are originals or copies of Somerset & Dorset wagons Les
This has to be a scale model.

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