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Quite a handsome train...
Chris: Everything has been restored to authenticity Larry
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 19 Jul 2018, 02:47
Great train - it looks like the toy trains that went around our basement floor. Nicely captured.
Chris: This is the real deal Beth
Funny how when you were a kid you wouldn't have looked twice at this loco, just a 'tank', now we get excited...Good shot though Chris.
Chris: On the Swanage railway. Everything here was once derelict, difficult to believe now..
Great shot - I love the steam!!!
Chris: It lives, it breathes..
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Jul 2018, 06:40
What a wonderful view on this stream train - Puff, puff, puff!
Chris: Back to childhood, in my dreams..
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 19 Jul 2018, 07:02
I must treat myself to a trip on this railway some time - never been on it
Chris: Completely authentic it is too Lisl..
J'aime ces locomotives au passé si riche
Chris: Yes they are wonderful Claudine
A fine sight. The video is interesting. I must try to watch it in full
Chris: You will enjoy the video. I remember seeing it broadcast around 1964
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Jul 2018, 07:44
Oh sorry, steam locomotive!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Jul 2018, 07:46
Worth lurking in the bushes to get this shot.

80104 arrived at Woodham's scrap yard in Barry Island in January 1966. Its stay was several years longer than 80078's, finally departing in September 1984 to join 80078, having also been bought by the Southern Steam Trust. It was cosmetically restored and placed on display in the head shunt at Swanage where it remained for a number of years. The locomotive was sold to a group of supporters in January 1988 when it became obvious that restoration would not be possible in the near future.

...well, that's obviously old information as your fine shot shows.
Chris: I cannot find anything in my photo to suggest this wasn't taken in the mid 1960s. It's rare to find such authenticity of a preserved railway
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 19 Jul 2018, 08:40
Oh that is one of those old polluting trans Tiff. That programme is a gem.
Chris: Wonderful isn't it Chad. I remember seeing it around the time we were at skule
OThe only way to travel Chris.
Chris: Yes agreed
I guessed this is the Swanage Railway, a very fine line. We were on the GCR on Saturday evening on a 'Fish 'n Chip Special' and because of the fire risk it was topped and tailed with this diesel https://i.ytimg.com/vi/_FRvJf-P8_g/maxresdefault.jpg It is in superb condition and is coming down to Swanage in the course of time for a while. Great video, I will catch up with the whole film later on.
Chris: You will love it Brian
This is real cool... like it!!
Chris: A touch of nostalgia Rob
A lovely sight!
Chris: And sound, and smell..

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