Author Topic: Corridor Trains  (Read 1418 times)

Ruthio

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« Reply #15 on: Feb 25, 2023, 01:16:48 PM »
I have sat on the bank, camera in hand watching the Jacobite pulling her carriges over that viaduct.  ;D Wonderful sight.
I once escaped.
I caught the overnight train from Paddington to Fort William, and stayed in a b&b there.
Travelled on the Jacobite one day, wonderful trip, over the viaduct and onto Mallaig.
Got a photo!

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« Reply #16 on: Feb 25, 2023, 01:26:37 PM »
Trains used to be part of the adventure.  Now they’re just a means to an end.
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« Reply #17 on: Feb 25, 2023, 01:44:10 PM »
Were you then returned to prison?

Ruthio

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« Reply #18 on: Feb 25, 2023, 01:45:52 PM »
Were you then returned to prison?
Me? I always returned voluntarily,  it was an open prison! 🤣🤣🤣

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« Reply #19 on: Feb 25, 2023, 02:07:02 PM »

Ruthio

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« Reply #20 on: Feb 25, 2023, 02:09:32 PM »
Great photo! I can't find mine 😪

Michael Rolls

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« Reply #21 on: Feb 25, 2023, 07:36:59 PM »
great!!
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« Reply #22 on: Feb 25, 2023, 10:03:09 PM »
What a great photo ... I rather like viaducts and aqueducts.

Bruce

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« Reply #23 on: Feb 26, 2023, 02:50:18 AM »
Folkestone had a brick arch viaduct built in the 1840s (from memory) I used to see it every day.


I think it is the tallest brick arched viaduct in the world
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Dextrous63

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« Reply #24 on: Feb 26, 2023, 09:44:42 AM »
Around 30 or so years ago, approx 4 miles from where I lived, the Stockport rail viaduct underwent renovation.  I knew one of the labourers employed who told me about how they had been told that there was a solid gold brick somewhere among all the others and that if anyone found it, they would be allowed to keep it.  I found it curious that he actually believed the yarn.
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« Reply #25 on: Feb 26, 2023, 01:17:07 PM »
he wouldn't be called Brian, would he?
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« Reply #26 on: Feb 26, 2023, 01:23:13 PM »
he wouldn't be called Brian, would he?
We referred to him as “soft Pete” 😉
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« Reply #27 on: Feb 27, 2023, 06:32:08 PM »



As kids we stood on the bridge looking at the train that was approaching.. A big ball of steam..
We couldn’t wait for it to pass under the bridge.. the driver would sound the horn and , as if by magic, us kids would disappear in a cloud of steam..


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« Reply #28 on: Feb 27, 2023, 07:51:29 PM »
In the 50s we went from Dundee to Forres (Morayshire) by train every summer.  Through Kingussie, Aviemore, Boat of Garten, placenames that have stuck for almost 70 years.

For years I’d travel back home to see my mum from Doncaster, usually via Waverley. Of course Doncaster is a railway town, famous for the Flying Scotsman and the Mallard. We often used to go to London by train, I love St Pancras. I use local trains frequently, and OH and I went to Dundee by train for a wedding last year.  OH finds the drive a chore these days.  I went to York a few weeks ago for a day out with my daughter and granddaughter.  I love train travel, except for a few selfish and noisy passengers that impact on the rest of us.

A photo I took from the train on the Tay Bridge, entering Dundee.

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« Reply #29 on: Feb 27, 2023, 09:52:44 PM »
Lovely,dramatic photo,GMac.Thank you.