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More steam anyone? Trains through Stafford

Discussion in 'Sports and Activities' started by stoofer34, May 20, 2010.

  1. stoofer34

    stoofer34 Well-Known Forumite

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    Royal Scot 46100 or 34046 pretending to be 34052 Yes a kettle

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  3. The Hawk

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    Saw it go by Creswell bang on time.
     
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    Poor show of vapour

    I'm sure somebody will explain why

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  5. Gramaisc

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    Warm day and probably idling along for a bit before the run through the station.
     
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    Flying Scotman now scheduled for 13:39 on Monday June 18th - Platform 5. Returns on Tuesday June 19th at 16:17 - Platform 4. Passing straight through both ways.
     
  7. The Hawk

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    Which direction on which days?
     
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    North on 18th and South on 19th.
     
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    I assume this is the one:
     
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    Carnforth Station is one of my most favourite places.

    And i'm not in to this whole steam thing - or even trains in general - at all.

    If you've never been, you really should find the time.
     
  13. Gramaisc

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    Even if it's only a brief encounter.
     
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    Which is on a loop running all day in a side room with comfy seats.

    What's not to love?
     
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    Been through it many times, never stopped off. And doesn't it have a real ale bar on the platform; that should be a good enough reason for a stop off. Must do it one day.
     
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    Yes it does.

    And yes you should.
     
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    There's a micro-brewery just over the bridge over the tracks, a bar in the station that sells the ale.

    It's almost paradisical really.
     
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    I am going on this soon and am pretending not to be excited.
     
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    Beautiful route, enjoy the trip.

    Saving this line was about the only good thing Portillo did when he was an MP.
     
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    Watched this lunchtime's steam engines head north passed Great Bridgeford.

    (you might need to click on 'watch on youtube.com' to view)
     
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