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Ravensglass and Ecksdale revisited

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Ravensglass and Ecksdale revisited
Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 3:59 AM

A friend of Steve Sattler sent this recent photograph:

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 9:42 AM

What a neat picture!  I wouldn't mind having a set-up like that in my back yard!

Of course, it could only go about 25 feet and then have to back up.

"Ravensglass and Eckdale."  Sounds like places in a Harry Potter novel.  But of course, steam is magical anywhere you find it!

 

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Posted by ORNHOO on Thursday, July 8, 2021 3:42 PM

I rode on the I rode on the Ravenglass and Eskdale back in 1980. I am glad to see the "La'al Ratty" ( as the locals call it ) is still running. IIRC the turntable is at Dalegarth near Boot. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravenglass_and_Eskdale_Railway

I hope Steve's friend had time while in Cumbria to also visit the Lakeside and Haverthwaite.

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

 

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Posted by 54light15 on Thursday, July 8, 2021 5:13 PM

Next time in the U.K. try this one:

https://www.rhdr.org.uk/ 

I did it a few years ago and there is an old rail car used for a coastal defense battery during the last big show. It's a serious railway and school children still use it to get to school. Fascinating as Mr. Spock would say. 

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