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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

ESNG meeting – 19 July 2017

A bit of a holiday atmosphere tonight.  We were missing one of the Derek’s, off on holiday somewhere, and Allan, with yet another early milk round.  We were wondering whether to bother running trains, but persevered, and it was worthwhile as … Continue reading

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Back to Berlin – again – 4

Our Sunday in Berlin was spent in pure tourism.  We started with brunch at “Sweethearts”, the coffee and brunch restaurant that our Ruth part runs.  It only opened a few months ago, but seems to be going well. It’s tucked … Continue reading

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Back to Berlin – again – 3

Today, more trains, and planes. There were a number of narrow gauge locomotives on display, including a couple of rack locomotives.  Gauges varied from 600mm to 1435mm. And this South African Garrett, built by Krupp (hence its display here) was … Continue reading

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Back to Berlin – again – 2

So to the railway exhibits proper.  A lot of them were packed into the roundhouses, and were difficult to photograph well.  But I’ve included a selection of shots below.  We start with one of the first locomotives to run in … Continue reading

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Back to Berlin – again – 1

At the end of June Maxine and I headed off for our annual visit to Berlin to see our eldest.  For once, I got the travel arrangements right.  Berlin was hit by torrential rain for much of the day, and the U-bahn was closed … Continue reading

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ESNG meetings – AGM and PlayDay, July 2017

Well, the ESNG AGM went off very well.  11 hardy souls tolerated an evening without running trains, and we had some excellent discussion as to how to take things forward.  Unfortunately the Cha(I)rman was missing, due to the yet another milk round … Continue reading

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ESNG at the Bluebell – 4

Our final post from the Bluebell Railway, again looks at the ‘big’ trains, and my two favourite locomotives from our visit. Firstly, I was delighted to see the Southern Railway ‘Q’ 0-6-0 in steam and even better, it hauled us … Continue reading

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