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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Aug 2014, 00:34
Great stuff!
Chris: You can't beat a good session of grinding until the sparks fly Eh Ray!
I don't even like trains - but I really like this shot! Where is this?
Chris: You don't like trains!!

http://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk/
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Aug 2014, 04:45
I am shocked at Elizabeth, NO liking for trains... wink
This looks great stuff, I hope you stayed around a little bit.
Chris: I am in heaven in a place like this Astrid, you'd love it too!
It's a great shot Chris... I've never seen the inside of a locomotive's boiler before...
it's good these young people getting involved with the restoration... it will give them a sense of pride... and keep them out of the gangs....petersmile
Chris: It will certainly do just that Peter: thank you
Can you tell what it is yet? Oh, perhaps I shouldn't say that nowadays....smile
Chris: I haven't a clue Frank but what ever it eventually turns out to be it'll be another Great Western loco rescued from the scrapheap
I've had a word with, Elizabeth, pointed out it's an engine,not a train...How many times woman! smile
Chris: Indeed - thank you Frank!
I have been duly reprimanded, and I owe you an apology.

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Chris: Hahaha - have a good day Elizabeth!
Those guys look pretty young to be in the business already, Chris. WOW. That gives me hope for the rails!

And since you are in heaven in such a place, one day you'll have to take us there! smile
Chris: I would happily do that Ginnie
i only saw pictorials of this stuff so this image is really interesting to me Chris!
Chris: Thank you Ayush: glad you like it
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 6 Aug 2014, 06:54
Good to see such young people working on it, Chris
Chris: Apprentices I suspect Lisl
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Aug 2014, 06:56
Oh yes, I can imagine your happiness to be just here! No loco - what kind of machine?
Chris: This is the boiler & firebox of a steam locomotive resting on a truck whilst it is being restored Philine
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk; where the sun rises first in England
  • 6 Aug 2014, 07:27
They have got the [w]hole thing under control.

Great image tiffany
Chris: Keep taking your medication Comrade..
I do like this image Chris even much more is the two young lads learning so many skills restoring this engine.
Chris: They might be apprentices Scotia
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 6 Aug 2014, 08:00
So if its Saturday Tiff, why are these blokes working?
Chris: It's Wednesday Chad: I know that because my family have just enjoyed their weekly fry-up
Having recovered from the shock that Elizabeth doesn't like trains, this is a fine picture. By the way I have just been given some railway magazines from the 1950s
Chris: I have never met anyone before who has said that
Nice one Chris ,what Ellie doesn't like trains.That will have to change.
Chris: Absolutely Mick, you'll have to take her on a real train ride when she comes back to the UK
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Aug 2014, 08:39
A labour of love. Good for people like these whose efforts give pleasure to many other people (me for one). I wonder if this is the GWR loco "Entrance Hall" under restoration? Or perhaps it's "B*gger Hall"?
Chris: Err..this is possible but unlikely
  • Lurch
  • England
  • 6 Aug 2014, 09:43
Funny that Chris there's been a lot of that going on in my garage, hopefully it will be finished and sold and we might be able to use it for our cars..!!
Looks like a giant sausage making machine, Chris. All different sizes could come through the holes.
Chris: Brilliant idea!!
This is so you Chris.. fab shot!
Chris: Thank you Ronky
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Aug 2014, 12:22
When you say 'train restoration' it is always these old guys, liking to dress up as engineers, platesmen and conductors. For these young ones, it must be their job, I guess. Boilermakers or similar. It is the first time I have seen a locomotive boiler. Quite a workshop.
Chris: This is the real deal Louis, they restore locos from scrapyard condition to as-new
I love how the British revere their history and lovingly restore not only their old train engines, Chris, but historic buildings as well.

Nice to see young people following this tradition.
Chris: Indeed Bev, I hope they are learning a trade which will serve them well in future years
Great shot from in the shed, a GWR loco of some time as you suggest. Yesterday I gave 47 steam railway videos away on our local Freecycle group, I know I'd never watch them again, the guy who took them is a real enthusiast with links to the GCR.
Chris: I've got tons of them myself Brian and aught to do the same sort of thing really
  • blackdog
  • This Sceptred Isle
  • 6 Aug 2014, 17:53
A couple of relatively young fanatics doing their bit? Did you get privileged access to the hallowed machine halls or are they open to all?
Chris: Well they're semi-open I suppose
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Aug 2014, 18:10
It looks an amazing place Chris.
Chris: A real workshop, the real thing Anne
Dedicated amateurs I assume!
Chris: I don't know Tom, they might be paid for this via government subsidy for all I know

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