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  1. torgormaig liked 60017's post in the thread CSD steam locomotives.

    Thats awesome Knut, thanks for posting it! I love the 475's. They look nice in green too...as here; 475. 1142 at Lužná U Rakovník ...17th October 2010.[ATTACH]

    475. 1142.jpg 475. 1142.jpg Jan 25, 2021 at 2:12 PM
  2. torgormaig liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

    https://iwsteamrailway.co.uk/heritage/our-rolling-stock/locomotives/ajax/ !! Tom

    Jan 25, 2021 at 11:19 AM
  3. torgormaig replied to the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Oh Dear - I really do not want to get involved in this, but here goes. The way I see it, there is no secret about the problems on the WSR and I have not seen any denial of the existance of these problems. The fact that "one side" is wisely...

    Jan 25, 2021 at 11:15 AM
  4. torgormaig replied to the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    And there in a nutshell Mr Monkey you have it - "if you are not with us you are against us". I've not told anyone to shut up. I've just pointed out that there is a degree of unproductive tedium to the echo chamber that is the WSR critics forum...

    Jan 25, 2021 at 10:38 AM
  5. torgormaig replied to the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Sorry, I've got no idea about solutions as I do not begin to understand the problem. Therefore I do not take anybody's side in this. All I see, as a casual observer, is the absolute futility of the squabbles played out on this forum. Hopefully...

    Jan 25, 2021 at 8:32 AM
  6. torgormaig replied to the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Well repeatedly banging on about the problem on here does not seem to have resolved the situation either, does it? Peter

    Jan 24, 2021 at 11:51 PM
  7. torgormaig replied to the thread B.R. Standard locomotives designs : B.R Std 5 4-6-0.

    Another interesting selection of pictures there Neil, but one or two misidentifications among them 19/61 is 73078 at Fort William and not 73058 22/61 is 73094 not 73059 as claimed. 61/61 at Evercreech Junction is not 73073 but 75073 a locally...

    Jan 24, 2021 at 11:42 PM
  8. torgormaig liked Big Al's post in the thread Northern Belle: 19/9, 3/10 & 17/10/20 + 16 & 17/12/20.

    So once again a TV company's attempts to portray a scenic line travelled behind steam gets picked apart by the purists. However apply these criteria: 1. To show that travel behind steam is a unique and evocative experience. 2. To show that a...

    Jan 24, 2021 at 1:04 PM
  9. torgormaig replied to the thread Bulleid Pacifics - Past or Present.

    Yes - I also have Volume 4 out beside me - a good excuse to browse through one of the best set of photographic albums ever. Peter

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:51 PM
  10. torgormaig liked D1002's post in the thread Bulleid Pacifics - Past or Present.

    You’re right. I’ve just read the caption that Ivo wrote and it confirms exactly what you said. (Volume 4, Somerset & Dorset Railway by Ivo Peters, and, yes, I have the other three volumes).

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:46 PM
  11. torgormaig replied to the thread Bulleid Pacifics - Past or Present.

    Sorry to be pedantic but the lower picture of 35023 is not on the S&D. It is very much on its home turf being on the LSW main line leaving Templecombe heading to Salisbury. It has just crossed over the S&D line with the SCTS railtour of 28/3/65....

    Jan 23, 2021 at 9:25 PM
  12. torgormaig liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Scrapping of pre Grouping locos..

    Thinking along the same lines ... when the last Craven Standard Goods was withdrawn by the LBSCR in August 1898, the oldest locomotive in the fleet would have been a Stroudley Terrier (from late 1872 - just under 26 years old). Amazingly, 65...

    Jan 23, 2021 at 12:58 PM
  13. torgormaig liked Richard Roper's post in the thread Bulleid Pacifics - Past or Present.

    This link is to a page on the Somerset & Dorset Railway, with photos of Flat Tops, Standards, and other types in action... http://www.cornwallrailwaysociety.org.uk/sd-evercreech-to-bournemouth.html Richard.

    Jan 23, 2021 at 9:57 AM
  14. torgormaig liked free2grice's post in the thread Bulleid Pacifics - Past or Present.

    Memories of Bulleid WC/BBs working on the S&D (Swift and Delightful). Thanks to Rail Photoprints. Rail Photoprints | Somerset and Dorset Note that part of the collection includes photographs by the well known local photographer Hugh Ballantyne....

    Jan 23, 2021 at 9:57 AM