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  1. John Petley liked Steve Sienkiewicz's post in the thread Dalesman 2017 from York or Chester to Carlisle.

    48151 passing Angrholm on Monday evening, about 30 min's down........... [ATTACH]

    48151 Angrholm.jpg Jun 22, 2017 at 2:35 PM
  2. John Petley replied to the thread J21 65033 gets its money!.

    Totally agree with you, Tom, but as a fellow-southerner, I have always regarded the two principal pre-grouping English railways which never ran anywhere London (i.e. the NER and the L&YR) as rather exotic, so if 65033, once restored and bedded...

    Jun 22, 2017 at 11:13 AM
  3. John Petley replied to the thread Steams Dreams Website Issues..

    Steam Dreams website up and running as at 8.50AM this morning. I also received a promotional voucher from the company yesterday, so it is still up and running.

    Jun 22, 2017 at 8:55 AM
  4. John Petley replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    Or perhaps someone in Carnforth has surreptitiously done a quick job rebuilding 34067 or 34073???

    Jun 21, 2017 at 11:56 AM
  5. John Petley replied to the thread Project Wareham.

    I just think it's great that the through trains are running at all and am really hoping I can find a spare Saturday after all the "End of Southern Steam" festivities to travel over and enjoy a ride. I would still be expressing this sentiment if...

    Jun 21, 2017 at 9:12 AM
  6. John Petley replied to the thread Belmond Private Charters.

    You did well there! I was on the same bridge fo Scotsman's run on 3rd June and she crawled along until virtually under the bridge -too late for a photo. Wish I'd gone to "ant crossing" a few yards further on instead - good exhaust by that point...

    Jun 21, 2017 at 8:47 AM
  7. John Petley replied to the thread Mid Hants Railway - End of Southern Steam Gala 1-2, 8-9 July 2017.

    Not the whole time. There was plenty of sun on the Saturday but it was unusually cool for July and quite windy too.

    Jun 19, 2017 at 7:16 PM
  8. John Petley replied to the thread Torbay Expresses 2017.

    It's a difficult issue for the tour promoters and we enthusiasts need to realise that in order to support the level of main line steam which we currently enjoy, tour operators rely largely on "joe public" to fill the trains rather than the likes...

    Jun 19, 2017 at 1:14 PM