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 Posted: Sun Oct 30th, 2016 09:43 pm
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During my vaction last summer in England and Wales I made some traintrips. The first was with the Brecon mountain railway. Mostly because of a bad wetter day and not much else to do there.

Don't ask me why the Baldwin in Wales.









Halfway there is a small but nice museum with some steam engines and small loco's.



















More of my vacation trip later.

Alwin

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 Posted: Sun Oct 30th, 2016 11:47 pm
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The Baldwin 2ft gauge Pacific operated in South
Africa before being shipped to England for the Brecon Mountain Rly.
Google the BMRly and there is a history of the engine.



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Hi Ken,

I was wondering why they have american locomotives and not a british type. Also an other Baldwin and a Forney are under (re)construction.
Maybe they purchased what was available at the moment or they wanted something different to distinguish themselves from the many other heritage railroads in Wales. Don't get me wrong, you don't hear me complaining.

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British steam preservers...if it's steam, they will have a go at getting it back to what it should be ...its just a case of money!! and don't forget the Lynton and Barnstable Railway in Devon had Baldwin Locos 2-4-2T running before WW2....;)

We also had:
2-6-0 Tender engines built around 1900 for Midland Railway and Great Northern Railway
Two truck Shay built for Alfred Hickman of Bilston
Numerous USATC S160 2-8-0
USATC 0-6-0T shunters (some of which ended up on the Southern Railway)
GM Class 59 diesels
GM Class 66 diesels
GM SW1001 shunter at Merehead quarry (Yeoman)
Alco S1 shunters at Port Talbot steelworks (Steel Company of Wales)
Numerous 4-6-0T WW1 Army surplus narrow gauge locomotives
North Yorkshire Moors Rwy has an Austerity loco I believe.....

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Very nice photos. I wish there was a place near Dallas with nice narrow gauge locos!

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" I wish there was a place near Dallas with nice narrow gauge locos! "

Wot up Woodrow ? :cb:

That your place innit ? ;)

:moose:

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Si...nice narrow gauge locos to see and appreciate. Around here, if it ain't expensive, has big hair, or loves the Dallas Cowboys...it ain't s#$%. There actually used to be a cool little 30" gauge quarry line just west of downtown but it went away when they built the bulky mail operation on the site. There are 2 neat 36" gauge ex-sugar cane locos at 6 Flags over Texas park but they are all "gorped up" as park locos and it costs near $30 bucks to see them!
Oh yes, I can look at 2 Shays, Porters, and assorted other narrow gauge pieces without leaving home.

Two Shays...
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Howdy Woodie :cb:

Dem cowpokes can keep their BIG HAIR :shocked:

If you charge less than 30 bucks & throw in a cold 'Shiner'...

...I'd rather see the 'mini' Shays & Porters ;)

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DAMN hi-tech roof dem Dallas cowpokes have dees days ! :shocked:



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Will admit that I too wish there were more, any!, functional narrow gauge operations around these parts and to being a bit envious of the UK folks in that regard. And I like their style, too.
(now don't go reading in to that that I dislike our style, after all, we do have this cute little thing, http://www.railpictures.net/photo/589192/ and http://www.railpictures.net/photo/575048/
and this creation http://www.railpictures.net/photo/545053/ and that makes a nice scene http://www.railpictures.net/photo/239461/ )



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Nice narrow gauge locos near Dallas -- Somewhere in TX there is a private estate that has one of the South African 2 ft. gauge Garrets in operation. It apparently is not normally publicly accessible, but might keep your eye out for possible visitation.

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