Wheeeee. Choo choo train!

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Wheeeee. Choo choo train!

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:13 pm

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Re: Wheeeee. Choo choo train!

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:18 pm

I've been on the footplate of Mallard when she was at Clapham. Odd name for a super streamlined steam engine, "Mallard". :lol:
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Re: Wheeeee. Choo choo train!

Postby Joolz » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:23 pm

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Re: Wheeeee. Choo choo train!

Postby janet » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:16 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Yep, whoever called it Mallard was obviously quackers.
Actually I'm hankering after a trip to York to see all those engines together.....by train of course.
We went to see two of them at Shildon (part of the Nat. Rail. Museum and close to here) a few weeks ago. Dominion of Canada and another one. I've seen Mallard in York a couple of times.
Happy to meet up there. No plans yet.
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Re: Wheeeee. Choo choo train!

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:26 pm

York museum is awesome! :D

Janet, I suspect that other one was Sir Nigel Gresley. :)
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Re: Wheeeee. Choo choo train!

Postby chris.ph » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:59 pm

the best train in the world was IVOR :D :D
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Re: Wheeeee. Choo choo train!

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:29 pm

I'm tempted to get there as well. I have to be in Harrogate whilst the 6 locos are together in York so a detour may be called for :D
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Re: Wheeeee. Choo choo train!

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:31 pm

chris.ph wrote:the best train in the world was IVOR :D :D


:lol: :lol: :D

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Re: Wheeeee. Choo choo train!

Postby janet » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:45 pm

That's prolly right Tony. Sir Nigel is the one in the film clip Bouncy posted.
The locos are in York till 17th, then back in the autumn for a short while THEN they're all coming to Shildon in Feb. next year :clap:
We still really fancy a day out though before daughter has to go away again.
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Re: Wheeeee. Choo choo train!

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:57 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I've been on the footplate of Mallard when she was at Clapham. Odd name for a super streamlined steam engine, "Mallard". :lol:

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Re: Wheeeee. Choo choo train!

Postby hnorwood » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:41 pm

There are a few heretics who say that the Duchess class of locos that ran on the LMS were capable of going faster, but couldn't on the less straight tracks of the LMS. And were not permitted to run on the LNER lines (just in case...).

Some wag said that no body ever went all the way with the Duchess of Hamilton...
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Re: Wheeeee. Choo choo train!

Postby wicked woman » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:34 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:
chris.ph wrote:the best train in the world was IVOR :D :D


:lol: :lol: :D


Yay, love Ivor! Daughter bought me the series on DVD, obviously thinks I'm in my 2nd childhood. :lol:
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Re: Wheeeee. Choo choo train!

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:18 pm

wicked woman wrote:obviously thinks I'm in my 2nd childhood. :lol:


and there is no reason why you shouldn't enjoy it....

I run a teddy bear shop, I am pretty certain I'm already there :D
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Re: Wheeeee. Choo choo train!

Postby chillicamper » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:51 am

Saw the Mallard many years ago, but we see another A4 loco 'Bittern' quite regularly running on the Watercress Line - it uses the sheds at Ropley as it's base when doing mainline tours and was restored there a few years ago.

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