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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

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/60/182213912_71f2d5d120.jpg

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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!
http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/datex.aspx

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

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/128/jd46ow0.th.jpg

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

http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/5053/jd37ok0.th.jpg

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

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I've got some smile

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3172/2998522449_df3524764a.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3044/2999590802_ef58f7e3ab.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3273/2998750007_49e88dc020.jpg

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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
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh91/nomadc22/Porto/Porto048-1.jpg

One of the Portuguese trains
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh91/nomadc22/Porto/Porto052.jpg

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!