Garden railway photos and some questions

traingeekboy Apr 18, 2014

  1. BoxcabE50

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    Sure seems like the sound is accurate to some UK diesels. Interesting how it goes to idle in some places, which I would guess means down grades?
     
  2. Hytec

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    Excellent trackwork, set in a gorgeous garden. What engine was being simulated by the audio? Obviously one of the earlier UK designs, possibly a Deltic? Though that's just a guess, I'm sure Alan or Kev would recognize it immediately.
     
  3. traingeekboy

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    It does have a certain growl and chug to it. I will vote for a Deltic as well, though I have no clue what one would sound like.
     
  4. traingeekboy

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    Jules posted another youtube video. There are some nice sky shots at night of his new station rebuild at the end.

     
  5. Shortround

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    Thanks! That was very enjoyable.
     
  6. BoxcabE50

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    He puts together some interesting videos!
     
  7. Dorkingian

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    The Dorking Garden Railway had some more 'German' visitors recently. Photos are below, but Josh made a couple of short videos which I recommend:


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    As for the pictures...

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    This is a Prussian P10 loco in ex-works undercoat



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    The P10 hauls an express past a waiting DB Pacific loco



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    This is an early Deutsche Reichsbahn streamliner Pacific. Probably better looking without the smoke deflectors...



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    This DB 03 electric loco is either coasting past a gap in the catenary or is being towed backwards with its freight train by something we can't see.


    Don't forget to check out the videos of the day mentioned above!
     
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    Those smoke deflectors are quite interesting.
     
  9. Dorkingian

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    The Dorking Garden Railway was delighted to have a visitor Ian from Wakefield in early August. He brought a beautiful loco to run - an ex-London and North Eastern Railway A3 Class. Here are a couple of pictures of number 60047 'Donovan' coasting a passenger train on Foxdale Bank:



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    Josh and Geoff were back for another visit recently, and Josh has made another couple of great videos, both with locomotive sounds. They feature LNER-style Pacific "Tornado" in early British Railways blue livery and then an EMD Class 66 diesel in GBRf livery.


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    Falling Leaves As Standard

    Here are some pictures of British Railways Standard locomotives taken during the leaf fall season some sixty years ago:

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  13. traingeekboy

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    Thats wonderful.

    I was just on you tube and stumbled across this video again.
     
  14. Dorkingian

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    Two new Dorking Garden Railway videos have just been completed, at https://www.youtube.com/user/Dorkingian

    One is a tribute to London's Metropolitan Railway electric locos:




    and the other features several different British types of Pacific locos:



    I hope you'll enjoy them!
     
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  15. BoxcabE50

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    Nice! I also like the music. Can you tell us about it?
     
  16. Dorkingian

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    The music is "Knightsbridge" which is part of the London Suite by Eric Coates.

    Wikipedia says:

    The Suite was completed in 1933 when Coates was 47.

    The work was extremely popular when it was first published, no doubt helped by part of the third movement, Knightsbridge, being used as the theme tune for a BBC Radio chat show programme called In Town Tonight which was broadcast from 1933 until 1960. The BBC received such a large number of requests for the name of the piece by post so that they had slips of paper printed specifically to help with the demand.
     
  17. Dorkingian

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    Some photos from the Dorking Garden Railway on a cold and frosty but sunny January day:

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    These photos are of a British Railways Standard 2-6-4 tank loco on a local passenger train in the 1950s.

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    And here's the photographer's Bentley used for chasing the trains:

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  18. Dorkingian

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    The weather here in England is pretty good now; it's the hottest time of year. Geoff and Josh brought some US rolling stock along to the Dorking Garden Railway this week. "NW" is Norfolk and Western, right? With just one small loco, this looks to me like a short line working somewhere.


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    British passenger trains weren't often hauled by Class 9F freight locos in the normal course of events (except on the Somerset and Dorset line), but here are some shots of just such a rare working. The mixed coaching stock suggests an inter-regional train of some sort.

    My video (made in 2013) of another 9F hauled passenger train is here:




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