Saturday, 12 January 2008

STEAM

The CAERPHILLY CASTLE Steam Engine


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21 comments:

YesBut said...

Only £100,000 I don't believe it. If its correct I'll have two.
Also I wish I had a £ for every time I saw the Caerphilly Castle in service.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I have a great liking for these old steam trains, I have many fond memories from the 1960s.. our house backed onto the goods line and steam trains would be backwards and forwards all day and at night to. My uncle Bert was a guard and would throw coal out for us. Thanks for these childhood memory's my friend.. I'll forgive you now for calling my picture. Ha! Ha!

Dragonstar said...

The great steam engines are so photogenic, and these are good shots - very atmospheric.

dot said...

It's certainly a beauty!

Debbie365 said...

OH, Sharon365 will have to show RJ this one! He'll LOVE it!

Angie said...

Hi Imac,
I'm glad to hear that you're on the mend.A friend of ours worked for GWR years ago,he was on the Chestewr to Barmouth run,he always said what a beautiful run it was.

Jim said...

Very cool, I love how the value has increased so much.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

WOW! We love steam engines! We'll have to make a trip of this place on our next visit across the pond. (Is this the same area where caerphilly cheese originated from?)

Martin Stickland said...

"Eeee bygum!" Have not heard that for a while!

Glad you agree with me about my comment on Abraham's blog!

Have a good weekend and nice photos by the way, you have great skill.

DeeMom said...

Ah trains are just too awesome, especially the older ones... there is a place here in our state where one still runs to the top of the Mountaon, ya can picnic mid way or even at the top...really neat

Great picture

Dave said...

Now THAT's what I call inflation!!!! :-)

Kahshe Cottager said...

I loved the old steam trains. My grandparents lived near a station and I would run over to watch them fill up at the water tower. Then we would run to the bridge to wave at the engineer to blow the whistle and to stand in the steam as the engine chugged under the bridge. Lastly, we would wave like mad to the trainman in the caboose! Train time was always such an exciting time back then.

smilnsigh said...

What a dream visit, for small boys.
And big boys too, I know. :-)

Mari-Nanci

Kevin - said...

Western Railway always gets the award for the best Railway in India. This is really beautiful.

Kevin - said...

Hope you're better now.

zakscloset said...

are those trains always delayed too???

oldmanlincoln said...

Lots of memories for me too, of steam trains in front of our house. I can still see them and hear them and feel the house shake and the dishes rattle.

RuneE said...

I should have liked to visit that museum! Nothing like the old veterans.

lv2scpbk said...

Great shots here. My sons always loved trains. My ancestors were conductors on trains back in the early train days.

d. chedwick bryant said...

I love museums like this-- the NYC transit museum is fun, and the anthracite coal museum in NW PA has old passenger train cars you can sit in--that museum is always empty on weekdays, too--so I once sat in the oldest train car reading a book for an hour. This is when passenger trains were a little posh inside with fancy woodwork and pretty details.

Sharon said...

I did see this the other day, I got interrupted in the middle of my comment! Beautiful, and of course RJ loves it. He has been back to look at it 10 times :)