Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Getting Up Steam!

Today we trundled up by train to Didcot and visited the Railway Museum. This engine was used for rides and a demonstration on the turntable. We looked around the engine sheds - there were about 10 engines all in good shape. The carriage shed was a bit different - there were several coaches under repair.


I take my turn at changing the points!









9 comments:

Twiglet said...

Looks like a great day out. Six of us went to the Severn Valley Railway last week. (Bridgnorth to Kidderminster)It was such a lovely day. I will blog it soon if you are interested.

Maggie May said...

My grandsons would have loved that. They are mad about steam trains.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Kelloggsville said...

did you really get to change the points? We go to the Loughborough line Geat Central. it's brilliant. Love the smell of the engine sheds.

Boyfromoz said...

You forgot to caption the bottom picture -"A couple of old boilers"!

Leilani Lee said...

Over the years we have seen two special passenger trains being pulled by steam engines -- out in the real world. It is a sight and sound one does not quickly forget

Suburbia said...

what a great day!

Gill - That British Woman said...

good to hear from you and I too wanted to wish you and your family all the best for 2012,

Gill in Canada

Gill - That British Woman said...

I just had to say well done on saving all that money. Its so true that little amounts can turn into big amounts over time.

Very proud of you. You should do a post about it......

Gill in Canada

Gill - That British Woman said...

I have put a link back to your blog today,

Gill in Canada