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photoblog image BATTLEFIELD RAILWAY, SHACKERSTONE

BATTLEFIELD RAILWAY, SHACKERSTONE

Coming up in 2018

BATTLEFIELD RAILWAY, SHACKERSTONE

Coming up in 2018

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i cannot quite make out but there is not much ballast on the tracks or perhaps hidden by the dry growth, Brian. i like the colour in the sky.
Brian Walbey: The ballast does look a bit low although this is the end of the line so nothing ever travels at any great speed on this bit.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Jan 2018, 03:13
You have piqued my interest, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is one of the smaller heritage lines, I am struggling to put a half-decent series together to be honest.
Well, sorry - but that just looks like a train rear to me! But I see it's going to Holyhead... I've been there! smile
Brian Walbey: This is one of the smaller heritage lines that I visited mid-week on a miserable day with a friend, this was all they had running which isn't very inspiring. Indeed you've been to Holyhead because I recall you took Peter and Penny there to catch the Irish ferry after the Cosford weekend.
Avec un jaune éclatant.
Brian Walbey: That is the Health and Safety paint scheme.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 3 Jan 2018, 06:14
That's where my Grandparents were married, Brian
Brian Walbey: I never actually thought anybody on SC would even have heard of Shackerstone before, what a small world it is.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 3 Jan 2018, 06:27
I remember a time when these units were the latest thing in rail travel..
Brian Walbey: Being a small line they only run DMU's.apart from weekends.
Once on the Antique Road Show, Brian, one of the competitors bought a collection of train books (from England, of course) and I thought of you. I can't imagine England without trains...because of you. smile
Brian Walbey: I'm glad to read you get the Antiques Roadshow, I enjoy the show but personally find the presenter a bit irritating. I am by far not the only train fan on SC of course, wome of us chaps are men of a certain age who grew up looking at steam trains when we were all youngsters.
A once very familiar sight on the railways
Brian Walbey: Being a small line they only run DMU's.apart from weekends.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 3 Jan 2018, 08:22
Some good looking trains from our past Brian.
Brian Walbey: Being a small line they only run DMU's.apart from weekends.
Never heard of this place but long may they carry on the good work of heritage train preservation.
Brian Walbey: Not all that far from Coalville.
I've no idea where Shackerstone is!
Brian Walbey: A few miles south of Ibstock and Coalville ont he way to Hinckley.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jan 2018, 07:39
The lifeline of the country branch - well, until the Beeching recommendations were put in place.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Alan. This is on the line that used to run ultimately via Shepshed into Loughborough.

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