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Well, I asked for your opinions of Castles and now its for any railways you have visited.

 

Any photographs would be appreciated for us all.

 

One memorable day was at the Severn Valley Railway war day and I hope you find the pics below interesting.

 

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The spiv had cigarettes and nylons in pockets on the inside of his jacket.

 

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Porthmadog is good, you have the Ffestiniog for lovers of steam trains and the Welsh Highland for lovers of steam train journeys.

North  York's  Moor's is also good for lovers of train journeys.

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A +1 for Kuranda and I'll add another that is my all-time favourite, the Nilagiri Mountain railway to Ooty in Southern India.

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Spend a lot of time on The East Lancs!

All taken from Burrs CC Site!

 

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Another one, rarely seen in Daylight hours.

Yate to Tytherington branch line!

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Torrington station.

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1 hour ago, PR1 said:

Torrington station.

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And this is taken at the other end of the platform.  

 

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I hear there's a move to explore the relaying of the line from Torrington down to Bideford.

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Superb PR1 - Thanks.

 

East Lancs is on my bucket list for next year.  Never been to it and yet is only a couple of hours from me :unsure:

 

Are the rarely seen locos Drummonds?

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Visited Devil's Bridge in Wales.   Its the home of the Vale of Rheidol Railway.  Plenty of parking at the station.  I've attached the timetable for trains running to and from Aberystwyth.  The site we stayed at was Red Kite Caravan Site.  Lovely place.

 

https://www.rheidolrailway.co.uk/timetable/

 

Another great place to visit, is the railway works museum at Swindon.  You can even drive a train, although its via video:lol:.  Its practically an all day outing.  The caravan site we stayed at was Plough Lane.  You come off at J17 of the M4, and follow signs for Chippenham.  The site is about a mile from the M4.  Both sites are adults only

 

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there are so many now,  but I do like the Nene valley railway, and staying at  Ferry  Meadows CMC site in  Nene country park , catching the train to Peterborough, what's not to like?

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I volunteer on the gloucester warwickshire (gwsr.com).  There are CMC sites at both ends of the line (Broadway and Cheltenham Racecourse).  The line is about 14 miles now.  Highly recommended!

 

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North Yorkshire Moors.  A series of lovely little stations from Pickering through to Whitby.  Goathland was used both in the TV series "Heartbeat" and the movies of "Harry Potter".  My friend booked us a dinner trip which was really lovely.  

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The East Lancs with Scotsman are currently featuring in the Lloyds Bank advert on TV.

 

For the record the fishing boat at the start is at Amlwch in N Wales, and the beach is Beadnell Bay in Northumberland.

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This topic has got me thinking. Now when ever we set off Lizzie always asks what railway is on the list for a visit!

Now I think there are about 128 heritage lines, so I am going back through my records to see just how many I/we have visited!

So far up to 25. I am sure there are more.

Won’t bore you with photos from all of them!

Member of a few, shareholder on a few others.

By being a shareholder on many heritage lines you can invest a £100 and then get free travel tickets for many years!

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3 hours ago, Towtug said:

Jungfrau in Switzerland and Kuranda in Cairns

Yes Kuranda is stunning, and the Borossa Railway in South Australia saves the driving licence! Similarly the Franschhoek wine tram nr Cape Town, if you can count it as a railway, after all it does run on rails😁. The Tairee Gorge Railway in NZ is also very scenic, it runs from the historic Dunedin station.

 

The Watercress Line in Hampshire is another closer to home that hasn't yet been mentioned. 

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I suppose some of you might recognise the name Ian Allan - famous for compiling books of UK loco numbers. (Still got my anorak. Happy days)

 

I believe the Great Cockcrow Railway, which is a 7 ¹⁄₄ in gauge miniature railway located near Chertsey, Surrey, is owned by him. You won't see any advertising for it due to buracratic rulings but its well worth a visit.

 

See it HERE

 

 

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Excellent thread.  Visited so many yet photographed so few!  The Poppy Line at Sheringham is a good one, it's just a pity that the station at the end of the line at Holt isn't in the town centre but buses do stop near the station.

 

For anyone taking a break in the East Midlands there is the obvious Great Central at Loughborough but also the Battlefield Line at Shackerstone.  The area is also littered with disused railways for those that prefer to explore.

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Great Central, Leicester to Loughborough, with work ongoing to extend it to the southern edge of Nottingham.

A former main line with a great history and fantastic sheds.

If the wind is1009133101_IMG_0246c.thumb.jpg.3fb851c542384c4e688ff2153cf94c7e.jpg right, I can hear the whistles, but not see them, from my house.

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Last year I visited this lovely railway station.

 

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There are no trains now: not even any railway lines, but the station with its waiting rooms, signal box and crossing gates are still preserved.

 

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The waiting room is fitted out with carpets, oak paneling and finely upholstered easy chairs and couches. The signal box is a Listed Grade II building.

 

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The line opened in 1862 and the last train ran in 1969. And the reason for all the finery: Wolferton Station was the Royal Estate at Sandringham’s local station.

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Visited Sandringham in the 80's ..... Absolutely beautiful.  One of the party then suggested that we might want to see Hunstanton ..... From the sublime to the ridiculous.

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3 hours ago, daveat92 said:

Great Central, Leicester to Loughborough, with work ongoing to extend it to the southern edge of Nottingham.

A former main line with a great history and fantastic sheds.

If the wind is right, I can hear the whistles, but not see them, from my house.

 

The line runs past my in-laws house and makes everything shake when the larger locos run past.

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