Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum

September 20, 2011

Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum The Purbeck Mineral Mining Museum is located in the Park and Ride Car park at Norden Railway Station (Swanage Railway). History The History of the Mineral Mining in the Isle of Purbeck can be traced right back to the Bronze age! Mining in the Isle of Purbeck didn’t cease until […]

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No.3 “Tinkerbell” Re-Opens Talgarth Station

August 29, 2011

No.3 Tinkerbell Re-Opens Talgarth Station! Recreation Railways BIG event of the year! Re-opening Talgarth Station! This was RRs Re-Creation event for 2011. It was done as part of the Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains. Saturday started off with lovely Sunshine and we ran till midday, but some Technical difficulties with Tinkerbell stopped us from running […]

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No.70000 Britannia out of water!

August 19, 2011

No.70000 Britannia out of water! “Britannia” class 4-6-2 No.70000 Britannia hauled the Bath Spa Express on Wednesday 17th of August. She passed through a couple of minutes late. On the way back she was pretty much bang on time. I went to film her ascending Upton Scudamore bank. When I returned home, I noticed the coaches sat […]

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West Somerset Railway Association Steam Fayre 2011

August 10, 2011

West Somerset Railway Association Steam Fayre 2011 Over the weekend of August 6th & 7th saw the return of the renowned West Somerset Railway Rally held by the West Somerset Railway Association. Recreation Railways were running here for the third year in a row hence why I was there… 😉 After Arriving on the Wednesday […]

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Paddle Steamer Princess Elizabeth

July 23, 2011

Paddle Steamer Princess Elizabeth Picture: © Copyright Chris Hodrien and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. Built in 1927 by Day Summers of Southampton for Red Funnel Steamers. She operated for most of her career between Southampton and Cowes. The War years Like all Paddle Steamers she was Commandeered in Second World War by the Navy for use as a Mine […]

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