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    I couldnt find a section on trains so I decided to start one

    I have always loved to travel by train something so different about it.I hate going on coaches stuck in traffic motorways,takes forever to get to your destination.Much more relaxing by train.I remember in the old days when boys would be on stations taking numbers of the trains arriving at the station stop.
    The excitement of waiting for your train to arrive even now I am like a big kid she,s here at last.Opening the doors rushing to get a window seat.Then waiting for the guard to blow his whistle at last were on our way bliss.

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    I used to go on a lot of rail trips as my dad likes trains & me & my brother were members of Rail Riders, so we could get cheap tickets.
    The Trickster On The Roof

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    I used to belong to the school railway club, and you could go on the trips if you occasionally hung around on Fridays to play with Mr Read's model trains.

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    My earliest memory of train travel is a trip on a local train before the arrival of the Tyne and Wear metro system in 1980. For years I thought I had imagined it until an old photo revealed the tatty old 'proper' train of my memory on those lines.
    1976 Vintage

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    i remember when i was a child going to the steam museum in swindon.......a truely amazing day spent with my dad

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    NICE IDEA FOR A THREAD MATE.

    I DONT USE TAINS MUCH NOWAS THEY ARE SO EXPNSIVE but as a kid i loved going on trains alwys got a window seat u get to see places u dont normally get to see by any other transport the scenery can be fantastic so much has changed and for the worse but trains not so much well ustill have the fella who asks u for your ticket etc.

    when i went to the each we often ook trains as its quicker.

    ok u dont see steam trains as much now.


    Quote Originally Posted by amethyst View Post
    I couldnt find a section on trains so I decided to start one

    I have always loved to travel by train something so different about it.I hate going on coaches stuck in traffic motorways,takes forever to get to your destination.Much more relaxing by train.I remember in the old days when boys would be on stations taking numbers of the trains arriving at the station stop.
    The excitement of waiting for your train to arrive even now I am like a big kid she,s here at last.Opening the doors rushing to get a window seat.Then waiting for the guard to blow his whistle at last were on our way bliss.
    FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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    Quote Originally Posted by shilton dipper View Post
    i remember when i was a child going to the steam museum in swindon.......a truely amazing day spent with my dad
    We went to the Swindon works 2 years ago it was great

    The national railway museum in York is brill cause its free

    I love steam trains

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    so modern trains may go faster than steam ones but steam ones have a certain grandness about them that modern trains dont have but yes trains travelling that way is just magic.
    be a sad day if it was done away with.

    sounds like u had a great time mate.


    Quote Originally Posted by amethyst View Post
    We went to the Swindon works 2 years ago it was great

    The national railway museum in York is brill cause its free

    I love steam trains
    FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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    Quote Originally Posted by darren View Post
    so modern trains may go faster than steam ones but steam ones have a certain grandness about them that modern trains dont have but yes trains travelling that way is just magic.
    be a sad day if it was done away with.

    sounds like u had a great time mate.
    Yes there is something magical about steam trains love them

    Do you remember the old nestles chocolate machines they had on stations,the orange and milk drinks in small cartons,the platform ticket mahines,the mail and parcel trollies,

    The old waiting rooms with the victorian fireplaces.

    The old carriages with sliding doors,the small windows opening both sides

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    I remember going on the APT on its first public run of 1984.The first runs being stopped after a few days in 1981.

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