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Torchy
post Nov 13 2009, 01:53 PM
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Forget the proposed Shed in the Park - this is real engineering (although not quite up to Swindon Works standards):

BR(S) Merchant Navy Class 4-6-2 no 35028 Clan Line is scheduled to take on water at Newbury Racecourse Station at 10.45am Saturday 21st November. It leaves for Bristol at 11.13am.

35028 Clan Line

Don't forget to stand on the bridge as it leaves for the full heady aroma of hot oil, steam and smoke!
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Blake
post Nov 13 2009, 03:23 PM
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I wonder what sort of CO2 footprint those old trains have and if the owners offset it?
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Hugh Saskin
post Nov 13 2009, 03:42 PM
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QUOTE (Torchy @ Nov 13 2009, 01:53 PM) *
Forget the proposed Shed in the Park - this is real engineering (although not quite up to Swindon Works standards):

BR(S) Merchant Navy Class 4-6-2 no 35028 Clan Line is scheduled to take on water at Newbury Racecourse Station at 10.45am Saturday 21st November. It leaves for Bristol at 11.13am.

35028 Clan Line

Don't forget to stand on the bridge as it leaves for the full heady aroma of hot oil, steam and smoke!


Thanks very much for the tip - Eastleigh's finest?
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post Nov 13 2009, 03:47 PM
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QUOTE (Blake @ Nov 13 2009, 03:23 PM) *
I wonder what sort of CO2 footprint those old trains have and if the owners offset it?



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post Nov 13 2009, 04:10 PM
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QUOTE (Blake @ Nov 13 2009, 03:23 PM) *
I wonder what sort of CO2 footprint those old trains have and if the owners offset it?


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Hugh Saskin
post Nov 13 2009, 04:17 PM
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QUOTE (Blake @ Nov 13 2009, 03:23 PM) *
I wonder what sort of CO2 footprint those old trains have and if the owners offset it?


Don't know, don't care.....
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post Nov 13 2009, 04:42 PM
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You mean you do not care about the destruction of the planet... too many selfish people thinking like this and its not going to stop climate change.
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post Nov 13 2009, 04:59 PM
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QUOTE (Blake @ Nov 13 2009, 04:42 PM) *
You mean you do not care about the destruction of the planet... too many selfish people thinking like this and its not going to stop climate change.

Nor will stopping all the steam trains from running either. Their carbon foot print (CFP) will be minuscule in the grand scheme of things.
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post Nov 13 2009, 05:22 PM
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QUOTE (Blake @ Nov 13 2009, 03:23 PM) *
I wonder what sort of CO2 footprint those old trains have and if the owners offset it?


Probably a lot greener than a fleet of Toyota Pious*, and I'll bet they won't last 61 years like this Steam Engine.

What is the plural of pious?
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post Nov 13 2009, 05:22 PM
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Every little helps...in destroying the planet.
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post Nov 13 2009, 05:26 PM
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QUOTE (Blake @ Nov 13 2009, 05:22 PM) *
Every little helps...in destroying the planet.

You could always do your bit and switch your computer off. tongue.gif
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post Nov 13 2009, 05:28 PM
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Believing in climate change is like believing in Santa. And even if it was real then the beauty of a steam train would be well worth it.
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post Nov 13 2009, 06:02 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Nov 13 2009, 05:28 PM) *
Believing in climate change is like believing in Santa. And even if it was real then the beauty of a steam train would be well worth it.
Global Warming must be real, there are ads on the TV telling us so.

It's not like we see ads on the TV with Santa in, is it? dry.gif
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post Nov 13 2009, 06:26 PM
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QUOTE (user23 @ Nov 13 2009, 06:02 PM) *
Global Warming must be real, there are ads on the TV telling us so. It's not like we see ads on the TV with Santa in, is it? dry.gif

laugh.gif Yes, Christmas doesn't start until the Coke-a-Cola Santa advert! tongue.gif
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post Nov 13 2009, 08:22 PM
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It is amazing that a simple event like a steam engine gracing our local station should arouse passions beyond those of pure aesthetics .

If the running of a single engine cuts short the life expectancy of the planet by ten minutes then so be it .

I suspect the proliferation of Asian power stations may be a little more culpable .

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post Nov 14 2009, 11:13 AM
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QUOTE (Blake @ Nov 13 2009, 03:23 PM) *
I wonder what sort of CO2 footprint those old trains have and if the owners offset it?



What a ridiculous thing to say!

You could say that about anything that produces CO2 for pleasure then?

Such as fleets of coaches taking fans to football matches or Formula 1 racing.

Do we stop all the pleasures that we have that produce CO2 for the sake of slowing down global warming? (If it does)
I wonder how much CO2 a diesel Inter City train produces at 125mph with a 2000hp engine at each end?

I will be there to see Clan Line in all her glory and long may she continue to run along with the other great steam locos of the past.

(By the way, on the booking forms of a great many of the steam hauled specials there is a voluntary "Carbon Offset" contribution that clients can make when booking.)
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post Nov 14 2009, 06:36 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Nov 14 2009, 11:13 AM) *
I will be there to see Clan Line in all her glory and long may she continue to run along with the other great steam locos of the past.

(By the way, on the booking forms of a great many of the steam hauled specials there is a voluntary "Carbon Offset" contribution that clients can make when booking.)


Did I miss it or was it cancelled because the engine owner realised that Blake was right.
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post Nov 14 2009, 06:53 PM
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QUOTE (Exhausted @ Nov 14 2009, 06:36 PM) *
Did I miss it or was it cancelled because the engine owner realised that Blake was right.


No - you were a week early....
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post Nov 14 2009, 09:21 PM
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Has anyone ever analysed why grown men ( and some women too ) go all sentimental over these leviathans of the track .

I remember as a child standing on the station and getting completely enveloped in smoke from the train "now standing" and being quite frightened , but I love to see them as much as the next man .

It is something more than an appreciation of engineering or even the vast power generated , it is as if our very soul is somehow encapsulated within the boiler . wink.gif




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post Nov 16 2009, 08:12 PM
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QUOTE (lordtup @ Nov 14 2009, 09:21 PM) *
Has anyone ever analysed why grown men ( and some women too ) go all sentimental over these leviathans of the track .

I remember as a child standing on the station and getting completely enveloped in smoke from the train "now standing" and being quite frightened , but I love to see them as much as the next man .

It is something more than an appreciation of engineering or even the vast power generated , it is as if our very soul is somehow encapsulated within the boiler . wink.gif



Have a look at this and it may explain why.

Clan Line at Newbury
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