Isle of Man Steam

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Isle of Man Steam
Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, June 14, 2018 5:07 AM

Might be well worth the effort for narrow gauge stean fana to visit the Jack May Britain and Baltic thread on the Transit Forum for the few but excellent narrow gauge steam photos about half-way down on the whole thread.

And of course the Manx electric is the real queen of preserved trolley lines.  A true interurban running with its 120-year old original equipment.

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Posted by M636C on Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:35 AM

daveklepper

Might be well worth the effort for narrow gauge stean fana to visit the Jack May Britain and Baltic thread on othe Transit Forum for the few but excellent narrow gauge steam photos about half-way down on the whole thread.

And of course the Manx electric is the real queen of preserved trolley lines.  A true interurban running with its 120-year old original equipment.

 
The Beyer Peacock 2-4-0T locomotives, on 3'6" gauge, were a significant part of the motive power of the Norwegian Railways in the early days. Norway with its mountains and cold climate would seem to be more of a test for these small locomotives than the Isle of Man. There is at least one of these locomotives preserved in Norway.
 
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Posted by daveklepper on Friday, June 15, 2018 12:40 AM

Does Norway have any operating steam in excursion or museum service?

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Posted by M636C on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:52 AM

daveklepper

Does Norway have any operating steam in excursion or museum service?

 

 

A number of preserved Norwegian railways appear in a Wikipedia listing.

I've been to the museum at Hamar and to the "Old Voss Railway", a bypassed section of the Bergen -Oslo line (at the Bergen end).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Voss_Line

The Type 18 2-8-0 is a pretty typical Norwegian locomotive.

The preserved 3'6" 2-4-0T is shown here

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~telica/Norway_Alf.html

The similarity to the Isle of Man locomotives is quite striking.

Peter

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