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« on: March 29, 2017, 02:34:43 PM »

Hello
Townie is just getting up steam to post some of his great photographs of the age of steam.
Gerald.
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2017, 03:50:28 PM »

Hello and got to dash
Its 20 past 12  and I've got to pull he levers for the Pines Express,its
just gone though Aston.
I've pulled the levers. Their she blows, 2 toots tells me she's just starting
up the Vauxhall incline.
I will lean out of the box window and change morning papers with the guard.
I hold my paper in my right hand and will take his paper in my left hand.
Job done at 45 MPH. The engine was AJAX
Arthur Standen taught me how to do that in the school holidays.
What memories.
Gerald.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2017, 05:46:51 PM »

Evening
Its off to work in Penzance, Cornwall at 8a.m.in the morning and here I am at Moor Street Station at 11p.m.
Nothing to worry about a Castle will, and always did get me there in plenty of time.
Out in the fields now to measure the growth of the Cauliflowers in the last 3 days.
Wonderful Times. A great Fish and Chip shop in New Lynn.
Great Times.
Gerald.
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2017, 06:00:26 PM »

Loved the overnight to Penzance, still going and long may it last.
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2017, 02:02:03 PM »

Keep that fire glowing.
Flying Scotsman out and about this morning. Set off at 5.40am and arrived at destination 1.30pm.
Mrs Sturgeon was on the footplate and met with an accident. The fireman opened the fire door and
she slipped and went head first into the firebox. The train set a new speed record of 203.7MPH.
They say it was due to all he gas and hot air that escaped from her.
I think the Flying Scotsman will be seen in many places this year.
British Rail now advertising freight services.
Get rid of HS2 and spend the money on improving ALL rail services.
Gerald.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 09:34:50 PM »

Hello
When was the last time you went on an outing pulled by a steam train.
Lets hear all about it.
Take care
Gerald.
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2017, 07:23:58 PM »

The last steam train I was on was in June. Went to Severn Valley railway for birthday surprise. What a great day, one of the best I've ever had.  It was a 40s week and everybody was dressed 40s style. and there were re-enactments  along the line at stations and on the train. In our compartment we were entertained by 2 women and 2 men one playing his ukulele while the others sang war songs. A day to be remembered.   
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2017, 05:53:57 PM »

The last steam train I was on was in June. Went to Severn Valley railway for birthday surprise. What a great day, one of the best I've ever had.  It was a 40s week and everybody was dressed 40s style. and there were re-enactments  along the line at stations and on the train. In our compartment we were entertained by 2 women and 2 men one playing his ukulele while the others sang war songs. A day to be remembered.   

If this is on next year there will be a few of us going. 
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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2017, 06:06:34 PM »

Hello Townie
About 4 years ago we got a coach trip to the Severn Valley Railway. A great day out.
The next day we went to the Safari Park at Kidderminster. Another great day.
Went into Birmingham the next day, did not know where I was. Another great day though,
we went to The Alex to see Dreamboats and Petticoats. Best musical I have ever seen,
nobody sitting on their seats.
Best Wishes
Gerald.
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2017, 03:25:16 PM »

Afternoon Everyone
The Pines Relief has just gone through Vauxhall pulled by AJAX.
If Only. Great days and great memories.
Gerald.
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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2017, 03:22:23 PM »

Hi Gerald,nice to be back on.The last trip I remember as a kid was about 1958,went to Blackpool Illumination one Sat afternoon at 3.00 in the after noon,cost 10 bob the return didn't start back till midnight got back into Brum at about3.30,got the all night bus service to the Glebe,my dad went mad when I had to get him up to let me in.
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