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I know it's a modern train, but it's arriving in the pretty Art Nouveau central station of Antwerp smile


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That "advanced steam train" thing sounds fascinating. Though as i prefer DP and Progress i'd prefer a big broad-gauge, 300mph Maglev which merely looks like a 50's steam train XD. (that's one of the swoopier, faired-in designs anyway).

There was also some story about steam engines on the local news but the girl turned it over before i saw it. It was called the Tornado though... i think it may have been a new engine built out of old spares... or just a restored old one.

Quite a few steam lines around Britain still run, i beleive one of them even started (after privatisation) to be run as a passenger service as well as a tourist attraction, though it's on it's own line not shared by other trains and only has about 3 stops, mind. Still it's a very "titfield thunderbolt"-style story of people doing thier own thing

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I'm somewhat of a model railroader (tons of equipment but no layout yet).  Most of my collection is steam era.  The 2-8-2 Mikado and 2-6-6-2 Mallet are my favorite locomotives.

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For those in the UK, there is the GCR which runs from Loughborough, and well worth a visit/trip.  They serve Sunday lunch on the train, and have specific events.  http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/

And you can drive the trains!

the trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be


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Oh that sounds wonderful!


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From the Viewliner Ltd. blog.

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/1452/socalrr3lw3.th.jpg   http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/339/socalrr6ex1.th.jpg

1970's Southern California Railroading


"Pennsylvania Railroad GG-1 at the Lehigh Valley connection at Meeker Avenue - Newark, New Jersey, January, 1951."


"Pennsylvania Railroad EMD F7(A) at the PRR engine facility - Renovo, Pennsylvania, August 18, 1956."


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I've got some smile





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I love that poster!

The train itself seems just a little too much like a toy train, though I suppose that does suit Disney.

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More snaps from Portugal

The fernicular railway tunnel in Porto

One of the Portuguese trains

the trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be

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@ Nick: I do agree that it needs a repaint in different colours, but at least it's a steamtrain smile

@ the good Dr: those are wonderful!