Tag Archives: Steam trains

Steam trains and women……….is nothing sacred?

Women’s Day at Ramsbottom Railway station……………..well. sort of! Friday morning is “business meeting” morning with friend and colleague Mike at our regular haunt the farm shop. It is here we catch up on things and then usually spend a couple … Continue reading

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Welcome to the world of steam engines….

There are times in every small child’s life that they need to be introduced to our “industrial heritage” and today was one of those times. I took my 2 year old grandson for a ride with the East lancashire Railway … Continue reading

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Nostalgia for the “steam age”…………….

One of my earliest memories from my childhood was being taken by steam train from Newton le Willows to Abergele in North Wales for the annual one week holiday, which we spent, in a small caravan. Steam trains were part … Continue reading

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Steam Train Geeks………or should I say aficionados…National Railway Museum, York.

In the latest round of Government budget cuts (as part of its austerity strategy) it was suggested that the “arts and culture” sector would have to make cuts in line with every other sector. Of course the “acting luvvies” in … Continue reading

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Mallard anniversary: Steam locomotive Bittern marks record run (and yes, I am an old steam train fanatic).

Bittern is one of the six surviving locos designed by Sir Nigel Gresley A 1937 steam locomotive has run along the section of track where a another locomotive set an unbeaten world record 75 years ago. Bittern, an A4-class engine, a … Continue reading

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