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Great Central Railway Winter Steam Gala 2011


Footage from the second day of the Great Central Railways Winter Steam event on 29/01/2011. This was the first time I had been to the GCR, and I was mightily impressed. For the GCR hmepage : www.gcrailway.co.uk For information on the specific locos/loco types : City Of Truro : en.wikipedia.org Great Marquess : www.lner.info Pitchford Hall : en.wikipedia.org Autocoach : en.wikipedia.org Stanier Class 5 : en.wikipedia.org

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Great Central Railway Golden Oldies Gala 2011


Featuring the oldest working steam locomotives in the UK ; Furness Number 20, Bellerophon, and 662 Martello, plus Jinty 47406, GWR 5542, and Planet and Rocket replicas. -Furness No.20 built 1863, and the oldest working locomotive in the UK. -Bellerophon built 1874 -662 Martello built 1875 -Planet replica based on 1830 design -Rocket replica based on 1829 design.

9 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - August 22, 2012 at 3:40 am

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National Geographic video – The Great Indian Railways Part 3 of 5


A puffing steam train climbs into the Himalaya, a rolling rumble echoes over the holy waters of the Ganges, an astonishing five million commuters rush daily through the Bombay Victoria Terminus – join National Geographic as we journey on one of the world’s largest railways. Since 1853, Indian railway has been a unifying force. Not only did it physically link distant regions, it also connected the myriad of castes, languages, and religions that comprise India. It’s a rich history, riding the sumptuous Palace on Wheels through Rajasthan or the “toy train” to Darjiing, but sadly, the age of steam is dying. At the Black Beauty contest, the beloved steam engines are admired for the last time. From the driver in the steaming locomotive to the station master in the sleepy village, from the family traveling to a wedding to the commuters in the large cities, this great institution reflects the country itself. Many are the faces, and varied are the stories, on THE GREAT INDIAN RAILWAY. The British Empire’s legacy to India is the subcontinent’s railway system. Indian Railways is the state-owned railway company of India. Indian Railways owns and operates most of the country’s rail transport. It is overseen by the Ministry of Railways of the Government of India. Indian Railways has one of the largest and busiest rail networks in the world, transporting over 18 million passengers and more than 2 million tonnes of freight daily. Indian Railways is one of the world’s largest commercial

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National Geographic video – The Great Indian Railways Part 2 of 5


A puffing steam train climbs into the Himalaya, a rolling rumble echoes over the holy waters of the Ganges, an astonishing five million commuters rush daily through the Bombay Victoria Terminus – join National Geographic as we journey on one of the world’s largest railways. Since 1853, Indian railway has been a unifying force. Not only did it physically link distant regions, it also connected the myriad of castes, languages, and religions that comprise India. It’s a rich history, riding the sumptuous Palace on Wheels through Rajasthan or the “toy train” to Darjiing, but sadly, the age of steam is dying. At the Black Beauty contest, the beloved steam engines are admired for the last time. From the driver in the steaming locomotive to the station master in the sleepy village, from the family traveling to a wedding to the commuters in the large cities, this great institution reflects the country itself. Many are the faces, and varied are the stories, on THE GREAT INDIAN RAILWAY. The British Empire’s legacy to India is the subcontinent’s railway system. Indian Railways is the state-owned railway company of India. Indian Railways owns and operates most of the country’s rail transport. It is overseen by the Ministry of Railways of the Government of India. Indian Railways has one of the largest and busiest rail networks in the world, transporting over 18 million passengers and more than 2 million tonnes of freight daily. Indian Railways is one of the world’s largest commercial

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The Great Britain III, Day 5


Saturday 10th April 2010: After a water stop at Girvan, Black Fives 44871 and 45407 restart the 11 coach train on the 1-in-54 gradient, on the way to Stranraer. In the background are the Isle of Arran and the Kintyre Peninsular. Excerpt taken from Steam Age Pictures Vol 33, The Great Britain III, Part 1. More details from www.steamage.co.uk

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Great British Steam


My first music video, song “Bittersweet Symphony” by the Verve. All footage was taken by myself some of which is very old, I hope to upload more soon and I hope you will like them. Please comment and rate my videos it would be a great help, thank you.

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Great British Steam Engines – 2- The Stanier Express Engines Part 1 (RE-UPLOAD)


I re-uploaded this video because I originally used the “Cornation Scot” theme, which matched with some third-party content. The “Stanier Express Engines” talks about some of the mainline masterpieces designed by Sir William A. Stanier built for the London, Midland and Scottish Railway for use on the crack expresses on the West Coast Main Line between London and Glasgow. All copyrighted pictures and films are courtesy of their repective owners. No copyright infringement is intended.

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15 Steam Engines Leaving the Great Dorset Steam Fair 2009


A compilation of film taken at the 2009 Great Dorset Steam Fair of steam engines leaving the site. Engines in order of appearance: Burrell 3926 Margaret Yorkshire 2108 Yorkshire Lad Foster 14632 Success Fowler 15163 Headland Beauty Marshall 36033 Hayden Princess Garrett 33374 Verity Burrell 4000 Ex-Mayor Foster 14739 Johnboy Robey 29333 Wally McLaren 1160 The Favourite Aveling 7771 Pegasus Robey 42693 Stumbles Aveling 10564 Vera May Wallis 7779 Sir Lancelot Forman 9801

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