Steam passion...

Started by: britboy (6794)

Can't stop watching this, stunning...


Started: 31st Oct 2016 at 14:09

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

The urge to get away from it all and go and live up yonder frequently comes over me.

Replied: 31st Oct 2016 at 14:17

Posted by: britboy (6794)

I have just initiated a five year extraction plan to retire back into the UK...will it work? Time will tell but it won't be for the want of trying.

Perhaps looking after steam locomotives on the Jacobite run will be the deal maker

Replied: 31st Oct 2016 at 14:44
Last edited by britboy: 31st Oct 2016 at 14:47:10

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4143) 

Britboy just viewed it absolutely superb thank you!

Replied: 31st Oct 2016 at 14:55

Posted by: staffbullterrier (2224)

photographed this a few times going over the glenfinnan viaduct........gotta be the best train ride in the world

Replied: 31st Oct 2016 at 17:05

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Amazing and beautiful.. I love steam trains.. I would love to be able to take my 15 yr old grandson on one... heck, I want to go on a train ride myself, it's been years and years.. But at least I have been on them, he hasn't... One day ( and as my Grandma always said, 'God willing ' )

Replied: 1st Nov 2016 at 01:18

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Replied: 1st Nov 2016 at 02:00

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Thanks Priscus, nothing here.. and even if there was, it wouldn't be a Steam Train.. As you know, there is a World of difference between a Steam Train and the others..

Replied: 1st Nov 2016 at 12:51

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

'The Orange Blossom Cannonball', in Lake county is steam, but I guess you must be too far from it.

Can't pass up on the opportunity to air one of my fav tunes:

Orange Blossom Special

Replied: 1st Nov 2016 at 13:09

Posted by: jouell (4705)

230 miles Priscus, 3 and half hours to drive there...

I'm not sure 500 miles and 7 hours in the car , money for gas and tolls, plus meals, is worth it for a 55 minute chug around the lake...

I am with you on the ' Orange Blossom Special'.. I love it, listened to it this morning and can't get it out of my head now..

Replied: 1st Nov 2016 at 17:17

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Priscus, it seems we may after all, be taking a ride on the Orange Blossom Cannonball..

We did have plans this weekend to go visit friends on Sat in Mt Dora, stay overnight, then go to my Husbands sister and family in Orlando on Sun..

Unfortunately, our friends had to cancel our visit on Sat, we had the hotel booked and still wanted to visit family on Sun, .. So we had to look for alternative plans and are now looking into going for a choo choo ride Sat afternoon..

Replied: 3rd Nov 2016 at 18:49

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Hope the steamer is running the day you are there, as I gather it is not the only locomotive they use.

Replied: 3rd Nov 2016 at 21:15

Posted by: jouell (4705)

You're right Priscus.. they do have Diesel.. But we booked the Steamer, 2:15 Sat afternoon out of Mount Dora..

Replied: 4th Nov 2016 at 02:05

Posted by: jouell (4705)

So the Steam train ride was nice, loved the rocking movement of the old trains.. The train , so we were told, is the oldest steam train still running in the US.. The Carriage we were in was 100 years old and has been a part in over 20 movies, featuring lots of famous actors..

The scenery left a lot to be desired, only now and then got glimpses of the lake, but had good view of some Scrap yards and storage units .. All in all though, we did have a pleasant afternoon..

Replied: 8th Nov 2016 at 14:18

Posted by: truckerdave (2337) 

Gotta love the Age of Steam, Awesome.

Replied: 12th Nov 2016 at 18:07

Posted by: britboy (6794)

Another classic pull away...the power of steam


Replied: 23rd Nov 2016 at 18:59


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