Eskdale Railway

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We have visited the Eskdale railway several times and it brings good memories of time spent with Harry & Doreen. It lies in the village of Dalegarth and terminates at Ravenglass on the coast with the line running near 7 miles. Its about £13 .90 for a return ticket and £3.50 to park the car for the day. Watch what time you take your train as the steam engine does not run every time you may get a diesel, check the website carefully. In great weather the journey provides some great views and you will see the Scafell range near to Waswater. I have copied the following from Wikipedia but please visit it if you are in Cumbria it makes for a good day out and little kids will love it. Please click link to view page and Pictures.

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Quarry Bank Mill

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Without a doubt the best national trust property we have visited. I have wanted to visit this mill for a number of years, and with a nice drive up to Cumbria for a trail race it made a good idea to stop off. On the way to Quarry bank we drove through Jodrel Bank home to the famous radio telescope and I noticed it had a visitor centre so we will have to have a look there in the years to come.
Quarry bank is an old mill that was famous for the cloth and textiles it made and played a big part in the industrial revolution
Please click here to view page.


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The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017

The Great Dorset Steam fair


We recently visited the Steam fair located near to the village of Blanford Forum in Dorset. The fair is in its 49th year and covers over 600 acres and is one of Europes largest events, over 200,000 visitors are expected to attend

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Swindon & The GWR railway Museum

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A day out at the History of the GWR steam museum in Swindon. I wanted to try out my new camera so we decided due to poor weather to give it a try. Only £18 to get in and it turned out to be a great day loads to see in there and also very well set out for both Adults and Children. Please click here to view page.

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Crofton Bem Engines

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A great day out visiting the old Steam beam engines in Crofton, please visit the page to have a more detailed look.

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Stoke Goldington Steam Ralley 2011

Again we visited the Stoke Goldington Steam Rally, Not a bad day but we have been now many times and not a lot has changed so we may miss it for a few years. Took just a few photos just to put onto the site have a look below, please note that some photos are from last year
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