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photoblog image Swanage Railway - Norden 5/7

Swanage Railway - Norden 5/7

The Swanage Railway and this station at Norden are on the Isle of Purbeck where much mining of Clay took place in times gone by. The Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum is based at Norden and a small gauge industrial railway is being laid for demonstration purposes. This is a picture of the small gauge Ruston diesel locomotive being used to haul materials for track laying.

 

Swanage Railway - Norden 5/7

The Swanage Railway and this station at Norden are on the Isle of Purbeck where much mining of Clay took place in times gone by. The Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum is based at Norden and a small gauge industrial railway is being laid for demonstration purposes. This is a picture of the small gauge Ruston diesel locomotive being used to haul materials for track laying.

 

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Mar 2013, 00:29
Great! I always like to see the little track workhorses.
Brian Walbey: Yes good to see it being used for the reason it was built.
  • Frances
  • United States
  • 1 Mar 2013, 02:48
This is a brilliant shot Brian with the grass in the foreground.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frances.
A basic beauty
Brian Walbey: Isn't she just Richard.
What a great old diesel locomotive that you've captured here Brian... good stuff....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.
  • Lisl
  • United States
  • 1 Mar 2013, 07:10
They are never going to leave this to "rust on" are they, Brian?
Brian Walbey: Lol. Lovely little thing isn't it.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Mar 2013, 07:23
And through the grass like this, Brian, it works a charm! So sweet.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Mar 2013, 07:49
Very interesting Brian. When I used to travel on the Swanage branch before closure I remember this narrow gauge system fully functioning
Brian Walbey: I'm glad to have brought back a memory then Chris.
Looks like it was designed on Blue Peter using corn flake packets and a washing up bottle or two.....here's one I made earlier
Brian Walbey: It does a bit, but good to see it still in use.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Mar 2013, 08:28
Has the look of a secret railway, slipping unseen through the trees.
Brian Walbey: You've been reading too many spy thrillers Mike smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Mar 2013, 09:51
It looks like a boys' toys locomotive - yes, I remember the clay Alps in South- England - at first I thought a narrowboat would come around the corner- but is a fine railway! We are often in Swanage on SC in the last days- it is a lovely place in UK!
Brian Walbey: Yes a fine little engine Philine. We love Swanage, we went there for our honeymoon in 1971 and have been back several times since. I am posting some pictures from there in the summer.
It looks like something from toytown Brian. Sweet
Brian Walbey: Yes it does, but very useful little machines.
  • Chad Doveton
  • where latitude and longitude meet
  • 1 Mar 2013, 10:18
Funny looking engine Bri.
Brian Walbey: There's many a thing wouldn't have been built without little engines like this in days gone by.
Fine old working engine, I like the green in the green.
Brian Walbey: Yes it was good to see it in use. The little railway is being rebuilt by volunteers I think so this being a Sunday they were quite busy.
Very nice setting Brian! smile
Brian Walbey: Yes and once all the works are finished it should be an interesting museum.
Excellent captured! Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sue.
I like her rustic character Brian! Fine capture.
Brian Walbey: Yes I guess she is quite old Richard.
Could be out in the jungle with Ray!
Brian Walbey: Certainly with all that undergrowth about.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Mar 2013, 19:30
Oh yes.. narrow gauge smile The industrial workhorse, too, of many such industrial railways. The original clay railway had at least one steam locomotive - "Russell" now on the Festiniog Railway.
Brian Walbey: It was great seeing this little thing running about, it will quite a good museum when all the works are finished.
Nicely composed picture, Brian, with the foliage and curving line.
Brian Walbey: I thought it looked good in the long grasses rather than in an open stretch.

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