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Ride, with commentary Note pole wye at 9:32

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ9dtNpqQbs

Quadracopter views

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezz-eh3iH0Q

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Hi Herb.

Seaton Tramway is one of my fav. U.K. rides !
( 2nd only to the RH&DR in Kent )

When the weather is good...
...riding an 'open-top' in the sea-air...
...with the low-hum of the motors & clickity-clack on the rails...
...is just about traction-nirvana !!

" All aboard ! " ... " Tickets please "

Cheers.

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A fantastic ridealong, thank you!

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...and virtually next door to BEER where Peco have their company setup with rail displays etc., (PECORAMA)

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It's rubbish - overhead wires everywhere & no steam.

Regards,        Michael

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Its on my bucket list if I ever get allowed overseas again along with the Isle of Man.

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@Michael
But smoke sometimes when the rheostats overheat....

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" It's rubbish - overhead wires everywhere & no steam."

Hi Michael.

Be careful...
...The 'gods of traction' are listening !

They might just short-circuit your undertrack-wires...
...causing a burst of steam from the ears !!

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If the Isle of Man is still anything like it was when I was there 30 years ago, get there! Three-foot gauge steam, two different traction lines (one of which IIRC is also a cog line), a 15" gauge steam line and the world's last commercial horsecar line. If I ever get back that way I'd want to spend about a week just taking it all in.

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ebtnut wrote:
If the Isle of Man is still anything like it was when I was there 30 years ago, get there! Three-foot gauge steam, two different traction lines (one of which IIRC is also a cog line), a 15" gauge steam line and the world's last commercial horsecar line. If I ever get back that way I'd want to spend about a week just taking it all in.
Yes from what Ive seen it is all as it was back in Victorian times and kept that way with enthusiasm and vigor, the only industry is "tourism" and the TT races...
Sorry but Australia has a commercial Horse Tram Line, runs out to Granite Island and if you pick the day right "British" experience with a howling gale and sleet caressing you on the top deck.
http://horsedrawntram.com.au/|

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''runs out to Granite Island and if you pick the day right "British" experience with a howling gale and sleet caressing you on the top deck.'''

Sounds enticing. If I could get an afternoon trip, I'd have time for my self inflicted flogging, and wear my hair shirt--


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That part of the country is quite nice you can stay at Goolwa and take a trip on the paddle steamer; http://www.oscar-w.info/ and yes the guys who run her will welcome you with open arms if you show any interest at all they'll have you throwing logs into the furnace in no time, Then take the Cockle train to Victor Harbour; http://www.steamrangerheritagerailway.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3:cockle-train&Itemid=6
and then round out your day with a bracing ride out to Granite Island, scones with jam and cream in the tea rooms then back to Adelaide on the train and then on Sunday you would be off to see the Trams at St Kilda; http://www.trammuseumadelaide.com/ Once again you would be wise not to show any enthusiasm here as these guys are just so enthusiastic it rubs off and can be very infectious... Cross the continent by Indian Pacific and then visit Whiteman Park in Perth, once again don't show any interest here either or you'll find yourself driving the tram...
Oh and while your here a trip on Puffing Billy, The Pichi Richi Railway and of course the Gulflander (let me know when your coming I can get you a seat beside the driver) will have you entranced, throw into that mix a safe environment with only the police legally armed stunning beaches, a laid back non puritanical lifestyle, fantastic beer, superb pies, and you have one hell of a holiday....

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Tramcar Trev wrote:
then back to Adelaide on the train

Sorry to burst that bubble TT, but you can't catch a train all the way to Adelaide now, but SteamRanger can provide a world class steam hauled train ride back to beautiful Mt Barker.
The rest is still true, we have some amazing experiences to offer here in South Australia.

Wayne from Oz.

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Budd wrote:
Tramcar Trev wrote:
then back to Adelaide on the train

Sorry to burst that bubble TT, but you can't catch a train all the way to Adelaide now, but SteamRanger can provide a world class steam hauled train ride back to beautiful Mt Barker.
The rest is still true, we have some amazing experiences to offer here in South Australia.

Wayne from Oz.

Take a red hen from Mt Barker???
Any news on the Coffee Pot?

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You can catch a Red Hen to Mt Barker from Victor Harbor but no rail connection to Adelaide, maybe a bus service! L:
I am going up to Quorn next weekend Trevor, I will find out the state of Coffee Pot then, I haven't heard anything about her for a while now.
I used to be involved with Pichi Richi Railway and did a lot of work on Coffee Pots carriage section, then I got married, enough said, now I'm not married but tooo :old dude: I can't win, LOL

Wayne from Oz.

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I really liked Quorn, stayed there for a while while we explored the Flinders Ranges. Hey I even got a hug from Lisa McCune, did you know she is a railfan and doesn't like ships that much?
We were both laying in the dirt with cameras....

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Now this is getting interesting, tell us more!  LOL

 

Wayne from Oz.

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... better pics. Ya know, a pic is worth 1000 words... Jose.


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