Antiriad2097 wrote:Helensification wrote:Today I took a few pics of a steam train on the North Wales coast.
I must confess to a little envy there, I've never yet seen a steam train running, only a couple of static ones in transport museums.
Its number is clearly visible in your pics, so its very easy to find lots of info on that particular train, 'The Duchess of Sutherland':
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LMS_Prince ... Sutherland
Yeah I did look it up afterwards. Great history. There are quite a few trips that come down here so I think I will be taking more pics in the future. Got a couple of good ones on its return journey as well.
Some of the trips come from Scotland, maybe you could find some local to you. What area are you in?
Megamixer wrote:I've been on a fair few steam trains on various holidays in the country. The last one was at Minehead but I've also been on the Paignton and Dartmouth steam railway which is a short trip but a nice relaxing experience. I think it's great how people preserve the old steam engines and keep them running but then there are places like the graveyard on Barry Island which is full of steam engine wrecks that have been scrapped for years. I'm assuming that place is still there anyway.
I've been on the Paignton one as well and a few different ones in Wales. Amazing work enthusiasts do to keep these brilliant engines running.