The Rail Enthusiast thread

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Mad Doug Biker, 11 May 2013.

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  2. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    Last week, we did a very brief journey from Ooty to Coonoor on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway in Tamil Nadu.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nilgiri_Mountain_Railway

    P1030820.JPG P1030821.JPG P1030822.JPG It's a 1 metre gauge line built 110 years ago featuring some cog rail sections on very steep inclines. Although steam locomotives are sometimes used, we were with a diesel. Fortunately, at Coonoor, there's a workshop for the steam locos like this one belching smoke..... Magic!
     
  3. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    This morning at 08.30 northbound through New Barnet ---
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  4. I had intended heading out to see it northbound, maybe at Colton Junction, but a neighbours funeral is taking place later this morning

    Looking good though!!
     
  5. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    Sounded good as well. A driver who knows how to drive it. Well notched up and going at quite a speed.
     
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  6. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Ask about their "seconds" room. Often it's nothing more than damaged packaging/boxes, but there's bargains to be had in there. Staff will try and match what you want, with what they can get, without patronising.
     
  7. Thankyou for that information

    I'm hoping he'll indulge, & save the gift vouchers (for something special) we got him for the nearest shop, which is; http://www.goinglocomodels.com/
     
  8. It's a bit of a bind to get to, from our side of Sheffield
    Quite a good stock, & the suspension bridge, over the sales-counter in the 'Pre-Owned & Americana' shop was impressive

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    We went, after calling back at home. & he spent a few ££
     
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