It's terrific by train

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by crystalball » Tue Jun 18, 2013 22:44

So I've been watching those Beeching programmes on catch-up. This is always, always going to make me cry. Always: http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/steamtrains/7319.shtml

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by humblebee » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:30

Life too exciting? Enter the calming world of full-length train journey videos

Quite fancy the West Highland Line from Glasgow to Mallaig, meself.


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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by crystalball » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:39

It was too hot to sleep last night so I watched that.
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The raindrops on the front cab window around 2:13:35 *swoon*

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by islandhopper » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:55

Have done that route many times and it is wonderful - just a shame that the train they use is one of Scotrail's worst and the windows are a bit manky. Totally wasted opportunity.
It is possible to get a steam train from Fort William to Mallaig in the summer though. We passed it the last time we were travelling back up to Glasgow and it looks amazing!

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by crystalball » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:59

You can see the steam train towards the end of that video, going out of Mallaig station!

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Post by humblebee » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:10

islandhopper wrote:Have done that route many times and it is wonderful - just a shame that the train they use is one of Scotrail's worst and the windows are a bit manky. Totally wasted opportunity.
Exactly what I thought when I did Settle-Carlisle. They (First?) market it as the most beautiful railway in the world and then they can't be arsed to clean the bloody windows.

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by crystalball » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:31

This is possibly as filthy as it sounds: Train on Train

And here's a video too, if you're into that sort of thing:


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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by bulgariandisco » Mon Oct 14, 2013 16:41

crystalball wrote:This is possibly as filthy as it sounds: Train on Train

And here's a video too, if you're into that sort of thing:

Phwoar, hot train on train action! Etc.


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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by humblebee » Wed Oct 30, 2013 14:38

Open for less than two years before it closed, you say? Contender for ultimate Anorak obscure railwayana fetish station, you say?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thurgoland_railway_station

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Post by crystalball » Mon Nov 11, 2013 22:22

So, speaking of Thurgoland... today I was at a screening at work of some really obscure British Transport Films. One of them was mute footage of the electrification of the Manchester-Sheffield-Wath line from 1955. There were scenes in the Thurgoland tunnel and at Sheffield Victoria and everything. I can't stop thinking about it.

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by humblebee » Mon Nov 11, 2013 22:47

crystalball wrote:So, speaking of Thurgoland... today I was at a screening at work of some really obscure British Transport Films. One of them was mute footage of the electrification of the Manchester-Sheffield-Wath line from 1955. There were scenes in the Thurgoland tunnel and at Sheffield Victoria and everything. I can't stop thinking about it.
Oooh, wonderful! I am gently haunted by Sheffield Victoria and will presumably need to build a 3-D model of it at some point out of mashed potato or something.

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by crystalball » Thu Feb 06, 2014 13:36

The best thing about this video of the massive waves hitting the train in Dawlish is the conductor's announcement:


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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by leonardo » Fri Mar 28, 2014 13:48

In support of Marianthi's challenging times at work this is being released this week:
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Book launch on the 10th at the Gallery cafe in that London

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by humblebee » Fri Mar 28, 2014 14:05

leonardo wrote:In support of Marianthi's challenging times at work this is being released this week:

Book launch on the 10th at the Gallery cafe in that London
That book looks mighty tempting. I'm slightly fascinated by request stops and have a long-standing plan to catch a train at New Clee or Grimsby Docks by sticking my arm out.

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by islandhopper » Fri Mar 28, 2014 14:13

About half the stops between Inverness and Kyle are request only. Sadly I don't think I've ever seen anyone stop the train!

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by humblebee » Fri Mar 28, 2014 14:27

I think the line on the Wales coast where I'm going on holiday this year is request stops too. Must do this.

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by crystalball » Fri Mar 28, 2014 21:47

leonardo wrote:In support of Marianthi's challenging times at work this is being released this week:

Book launch on the 10th at the Gallery cafe in that London
Beautiful.

That launch sounds good. But didn't he write a book on tiny islands too? What if I fall in love and try to run away with him?

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by leonardo » Sat Mar 29, 2014 15:49

Not if the rest of Anorak beats you to it ;-)

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