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« on: August 25, 2019, 08:10:18 pm »

No crowd troubles here this afternoon - between Hawkeridge Jct and Trowbridge - self and one other in a very large, otherwise empty, field.

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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2019, 08:47:29 pm »

Was tempted to go to Swindon station and see it come through but it coincided with the climax of the Test Match.

Looking at OTT it looked like a close thing for those on platform 4 with a westbound train in a position to photobomb the excursion’s arrival.
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2019, 10:33:19 pm »

Flying Scotsman is always worth a view but the cricket was far more exciting this afternoon.

I've said elsewhere a few times this evening that, despite me not being religious, I think God is definitely an Englishman.
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2019, 12:30:10 am »

Oh, and cracking picture of Flying Scotsman Clan Line.

And also, great forum name CL. I have a poster (Art Deco interpretation) of 'Clan Line' steaming through Templecombe, in my hallway.
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2019, 03:28:20 pm »

I knew I had one somewhere - on the outward journey?

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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2019, 08:02:49 am »

Flying Scotsman is always worth a view but the cricket was far more exciting this afternoon.

I've said elsewhere a few times this evening that, despite me not being religious, I think God is definitely an Englishman.
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From a Flanders & Swann revue of the 1960's, in the intro to "Slow Train":
"If God had meant us to fly, He would never have given us the Railways."
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2019, 05:40:08 pm »


From a Flanders & Swann revue of the 1960's, in the intro to "Slow Train":
"If God had meant us to fly, He would never have given us the Railways."


There is actually truth in that saying, in that the rolling resistance of a steel wheel on a steel rail is particularly low; c15% of a pneumatic tyred wheel on a tarmac road yet with a co-efficient of friction high enough for braking. Nature has therefore endowed humanity with an especially efficient form of land transport. One day this may even be recognised.

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