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    I go to places that Train spotters dream of going.
    Hoo Junction Gravesend.
    I enter this restricted gate and chat and work with real Train Drivers.
    The train spotters sit outside, watching Me at work.

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    My boys would of loved to watch that pass.

    Why was that oldie passing through ?

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    You are most welcome, Dave, But I cannot even take My own Son beyond the gate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi
    I enter this restricted gate and chat and work with real Train Drivers. The train spotters sit outside, watching Me at work.
    I guess someone has to pick up the dead cats and dogs off the tracks.

    Just kidding. What do you actually do, if you don't mind me asking?

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    Well Dave , what is better than a train flying past, sure your sons will enjoy that outing seeing a train wiz past in all it's glory, a sight to behold.
    Rather treat them to the experience of actually being a passenger being pulled by the Iron Horse.
    There are numerous steam train adventures in Kent open to the public.
    Choose one and if you fancy We can meet up an steam around Kent.

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    I used to get down to the Bluebell railway sometimes. Travelled Settle-Carlisle a few times and also got some good pics of the Colne Valley somewhere.

    Diesel and electric trains don't have the charm.

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    chuffed

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    Do you wear an anorak?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Well Dave , what is better than a train flying past, sure your sons will enjoy that outing seeing a train wiz past in all it's glory, a sight to behold.
    Rather treat them to the experience of actually being a passenger being pulled by the Iron Horse.
    There are numerous steam train adventures in Kent open to the public.
    Choose one and if you fancy We can meet up an steam around Kent.
    I'll look into it

    Do you think we could tempt the abby to join us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravesend Dave
    Do you think we could tempt the abby to join us
    abby doesnt do trains , he is a twitcher

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    Of course he is invited, to take pictures
    That you can moan about later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat View Post
    Do you wear an anorak?
    And rubber plimsoles?

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    Nice one wasabi, I did some work at a sewage pumping station at Hoo, it was on the Medway estuary and you could see a wacking great power station over the water.

    Of course Hoo wasn't a patch on its nearby more illustrious neighbour, whitewall creek, and it's sewage works, to where the Hoo place pumped it all.

    As for Gravesend I seem to recall it was a magnet for pikeys and the products of the incestuas relationships off the Isle of Sheppey. Indeed a couple of operators on the Gravesend sewage works were shot at by the pikeys because they wouldn't open the gates and let them in.

    That said that's a nice pic of the train there,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge View Post
    I used to get down to the Bluebell railway sometimes. Travelled Settle-Carlisle a few times and also got some good pics of the Colne Valley somewhere.

    Diesel and electric trains don't have the charm.
    Great minds think alike Thorm.

    I spent much time working around Sheffield Park there , and used to have my dinner in the Bluebell railway coffee shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dandyhole View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge View Post
    I used to get down to the Bluebell railway sometimes. Travelled Settle-Carlisle a few times and also got some good pics of the Colne Valley somewhere.

    Diesel and electric trains don't have the charm.
    Great minds think alike Thorm.

    I spent much time working around Sheffield Park there , and used to have my dinner in the Bluebell railway coffee shop.

    Here you go...hope you're chuffed.



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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Of course he is invited, to take pictures
    That you can moan about later.
    The boiler for that locomotive was built in Germany a few years back, there's still a place with the expertise to make them. They hold a steam engine festival each year on the first weekend of September, with dozends of locomotives and old trains present. If visitors want to, they can drive them and shovel coal.

    Meiningen Steam Locomotive Works - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Thank You for that Rainfall, very interesting, top Man for spotting that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat View Post
    Do you wear an anorak?
    And rubber plimsoles?
    An all in one combination

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    nice spats where you get them,brand etc look ideal for frog rustling in the paddocks

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    More this look is the real Me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge View Post
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    I used to get down to the Bluebell railway sometimes. Travelled Settle-Carlisle a few times and also got some good pics of the Colne Valley somewhere.

    Diesel and electric trains don't have the charm.
    Great minds think alike Thorm.

    I spent much time working around Sheffield Park there , and used to have my dinner in the Bluebell railway coffee shop.

    Here you go...hope you're chuffed.




    There's a pub within view of the Ribble Viaduct that serves a tremendous Yorkshire pud and Guinness.
    Certainly am chuffed there Thorm, just as I remember her down on the East/West Sussex boundary. Not been as chuffed since me days in south West Yorkshire, chuffin Eck !

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    Bank Holiday Monday, Dave, fancy going on that train.
    The kids would love it.

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    We are at my Sisters for a BBQ unless it pisses down!

    We went on the Romney Hythe railway a couple of years back and got fleeced at the cafe in Dungeness.

    My boy had a great day but the old women chewed my ear off for most of it,she hated it.

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