Category Archives: Out and about

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 at the Bluebell – 2

Today, a few shots of the trains around Sheffield Park.  There were just so many locomotives to admire – some in steam, some awaiting maintenance, and some, like the Schools Class 4-4-0, in pieces. Just outside the locomotive works was … Continue reading

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ESNG at the Bluebell – 1

We spent a very pleasant weekend at the end of June exhibiting at the Bluebell Railway Model Railway show.  Two days playing trains, with the real thing just outside the “exhibition hall”. The models at the Bluebell show are scattered … Continue reading

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The empty railways of America

Before reporting on ESNG exhibiting at the Bluebell Railway, here’s a couple of links to an article I came across on the BBC website, “In pictures: The empty railways of America.” One of photographer John Sanderson’s earliest memories was family … Continue reading

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