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centercab
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« Reply #20 on: Nov 7th, 2016, 1:33pm »
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Your pics are much appreciated! As I will likely never get to England I have been watching the preserved steam locomotives they run via YouTube. The British have a steam program twice as good as we have here in the US. I was surprised to learn that the Brits only gave up on steam in the mid 1960's and many of their nice passenger express locomotives were saved from scrap. I like the clean un-cluttered boilers on those engines. Many videos depict the four cylinder "Castle" class 4-6-0 engines at near full stride with eight or nine coaches in tow. 60 to 70 mph! We do not see that here in the USA often. NS & CSX cant seem to see their way clear to permit a variety of steam on their rails. All we really have is Southern #611 & NKP 765 here in the eastern US and mainline access for those engines is spotty at best. England is lucky for the steam they have and make good use of.
I know there are several small tourist steam RR's scattered across the country where a person can see steam operating but they pale in comparison to what the Brits are doing.


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