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Author Topic: Is this narrow gauge!
Harry

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Post Is this narrow gauge!
on: September 7, 2016,
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I've been in England for a few weeks visiting my son and his family or should I say baby sitting for the family anyway I managed to slip out and check out some railways over there with the grandsons in tow.
This is 15" gauge I laughed all the time I was riding on this train is novel, it's different, and it's fun, runs all the year round, I read about it when I was a kid never thought I would ride on it at 73 years old but that's life you never know your destiny.
Nev.
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Charlie

Posts: 183
Post Re: Is this narrow gauge!
on: September 7, 2016,
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Looks like a narrow gauge railroad to me. After all, its been hauling passengers between towns for almost 90 years except for WW2. Although running that armored train seemed to be a bit of a stretch.

Nice pictures Nev. Any more?

Charlie

Harry

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Post Re: Is this narrow gauge!
on: September 7, 2016,
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Thanks Charlie I have a few more I will post them soon.
Nev.

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Harry

Posts: 166
Post Re: Is this narrow gauge!
on: September 8, 2016,
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Here are a couple more Charlie.

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Harry

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Post Re: Is this narrow gauge!
on: September 8, 2016,
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And a couple more.
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GP-9

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Post Re: Is this narrow gauge!
on: September 8, 2016,
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It seems kind of strange that it would be called 15 inch gauge you would think that being in England it would be in Metric measurements.
I don't know what the metric measurement would be.
Not bad looking equipment, and there is even an American style pilot on the locomotive.
Bill

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Dempsey

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Post Re: Is this narrow gauge!
on: September 8, 2016,
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The English weren't using metric back then were they?

Harry

Posts: 166
Post Re: Is this narrow gauge!
on: September 8, 2016,
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I go to England every year the photos above were taken about two weeks ago.
The English still use miles, yards, inches, it's all over the place all the speed signs are in miles Australia uses kilometres it gets confusing you see a speed sign saying 60 it means 60 miles an hour not 60 kilometres an hour a vast difference after a while you settle down and get used to it a bit like going to America except it's worse you blokes drive on the wrong side of the road as well! HA,HA. I'm laughing.
Having our first run session today after five weeks idle looking forward to it.
Nev.

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Dempsey

Posts: 90
Post Re: Is this narrow gauge!
on: September 9, 2016,
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Many of us have resolved that issue by deciding to drive on either side of the road as the whim hits us. And I say, why not, I pay my taxes, the whole damn road belongs to me!

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Webster

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Post Re: Is this narrow gauge!
on: September 9, 2016,
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Somewhere I read that the builder and Sir Henry Seagrave were good friends and that occasionally they would toss back a stirrup cup and then race each other on the double track main.

Harry

Posts: 166
Post Re: Is this narrow gauge!
on: September 10, 2016,
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It has an interesting history that's for sure!
Nev.

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