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 Post subject: Re: 'ASTRON' and 'YOUNG DREAMS WHIRLED AWAY' in Cinema.
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:47 pm 
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Thanks, Bill I really enjoyed both the videos. I really hear a nod to Les Paul in Astron!

Those new guitars are really cool too.

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 Post subject: Re: 'ASTRON' and 'YOUNG DREAMS WHIRLED AWAY' in Cinema.
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I don't understand how there are steam trains still operating in England or anywhere else.


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 Post subject: Re: 'ASTRON' and 'YOUNG DREAMS WHIRLED AWAY' in Cinema.
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alec wrote:
I don't understand how there are steam trains still operating in England or anywhere else.


They're specially preserved 'heritage' lines, Alec, run by volunteers and steam enthusiasts. There are several such lines in the UK but they are not part of the normal rail network.


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 Post subject: Re: 'ASTRON' and 'YOUNG DREAMS WHIRLED AWAY' in Cinema.
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I don't understand how there are steam trains still operating in England or anywhere else.


They're specially preserved 'heritage' lines, Alec, run by volunteers and steam enthusiasts. There are several such lines in the UK but they are not part of the normal rail network.


Neat! I'd love to take a ride on a real steam train! :o

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 Post subject: Re: 'ASTRON' and 'YOUNG DREAMS WHIRLED AWAY' in Cinema.
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Well you certainly can if you make the trek (having said that, there always seems to be looming threats that some of these lines will have to be shut down for various reasons. Mostly lack of funding). But there are some non-commercial steam lines in the US as well you could seek out for an away-day. Perhaps try AMTRAK, which isn't much faster or modern than steam. Or you could go to India where they still have a few non-electrics left over from the Raj. :wink:

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We have one that runs in Filmore, Ca. Just outside of Los Angeles. Filmore is a town that seems frozen in time. A glimpse into 1950s/60s California. 8)

http://www.fwry.com/

NPS took over Steamtown after it moved from Vermont to Pennsylvania.

http://www.nps.gov/stea/index.htm

Closer to LA there is:

http://traveltown.org/

These guys are just nuts.

http://www.lals.org/

...and my favorite local steam railway, running daily since 1957. :wink:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WXDF6i3Lz0


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Good points, Wonder. I've experienced the Fillmore, Traveltown and of course that famous one on the YouTube link. Have not experienced those other USA ones.

What fuels a steam locomotive is my question or concern. :shock:

Was researching and found Bressingham Steam & Gardens (in the village of Bressingham, in Norfolk, England) where a certain John Webb volunteers as an engineer. :shock: :wink: http://www.bressingham.co.uk/default.aspx


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Almost forgot.

http://www.oerm.org/


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alec wrote:
What fuels a steam locomotive is my question or concern.


Water and Fire plus muscle and sweat. (And these days, passion and enthusiasm!) :)


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Brilliant Video's in sync with the music;very atmospheric;and left me wanting more....thank you Bill...:-)))) :lol: :shock: :D :roll: 8) :!:


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