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PostSubject: Steam locomotive    Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:35 pm

Even though I am getting on towards 80 years old I still have a love for Steam Engines g
Most Powerful Steam Locomotive in Europe Starts From Sofia to Kyustendil - See more at: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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PostSubject: Re: Steam locomotive    Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:14 am

Another great piece of British engineering built in Swindon


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PostSubject: Re: Steam locomotive    Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:55 am

T Andy, I am still young at heart. From the age of 7 years I used to stand in the bridge at Sevenoaks station waiting for the Golden Arrow to go through [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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In 1936, the Southern Railway company and the new SNCF invested in new train ferry docks at Dover and Dunkerque. These ships had rails on the cargo deck to carry railway carriages and wagons. At each end, the ship ran into a dock where the water level could be adjusted so that the trains could run off the ship onto the tracks. The luxury "Night Ferry" train had through coaches between London and Paris on this route, whilst the famous daytime "Golden Arrow" used the Dover-calais route, with separate trains either side of the channel - its rich passengers had a brief walk on and off the SS Canterbury (later SS Invicta), which was specially furnished for their benefit *.
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PostSubject: Re: Steam locomotive    Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:08 am

Did you know that The Great Bear, (Granny) was renamed Viscount Churchill in 1924
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