I found a pic in a book I picked up in a used book store about narrow gauge railways of the world. In it is a pic from the Tallylyn Railway of Dolgoch being loaded onto a flatbed. It looks exactly like the pic from Skarloey Remembers (except for Douglas).
I've just thought of something. There is a steep hill that leads up to my house, and it is curved very much like Gordon's Hill was back in Series 1 of the TV series.
T'would be interesting if you could get a snapshot of it, Aidan. We'd all be interested in seeing it
Tonight I finally took the opportunity to snap this pic from the top of Maple Ridge facing west. (approx. 60 miles east of where I live). It has always reminded me of Gordon's Hill with the curve at the bottom and Lake Huron and coast in the background.
Not sure where this is but I instantly saw it as the North of Killdane, I did an art edit to illustrate. I chose G1 because of the tender and cylinder, easier to edit an A1/3 pic into Gordon 1 over 2. What you think?
I recall, when visiting the Lake District, changing trains at Barrow en-route from Arnside, where our youth hostel was, to Ravenglass. More to the point, Barrow station had changed very little since Gordon the High Speed Engine (I think) was written hence the illustration. On the other hand, I could tell that on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway that Dalegarth station looks VERY much like Arlesdale station on the Arlesdale Railway.
This place [Deland Train Station] reminds me of Sodor, I guess its just the thrill of waiting for a train to come really. Have you ever dreamed one of the characters would pull up to the platform and speak to you? (Or maybe the real engine) ...
I honestly had no idea where to put this, but whilst browsing through YouTube looking for Irish steam videos, I cam across this, which for obvious reasons stirred a great feeling of joy and nostalgia for me through its content. The scene, aside from the diesels, consists of two Irish 4-4-0s (one red and one blue) and a big green 4-6-0 Maeve. This is almost identical to Sodor, minly through the colours and shapes of engines that seem to represent Edward, Henry and James. Anyway, enough ramblings, here's for the video. Enjoy
See what I mean
All the Best, Tayhan
The Iron Road is a hard road and the work is never ending...
OJ: Sad news everybody. Peter Fonda has died. He was 79. RIP.
Aug 16, 2019 22:39:38 GMT
Zorgoth: You're kidding? I didn't even know he was ailing (or was it just natural causes?) Either way, that's real disheartening to hear. R.I.P. Mr. Fonda.
Aug 16, 2019 22:53:19 GMT
Dungeon Master: To quote Scooter, "IT'S THE WEEEEEK-EEEEEEEEND!" -- and so, the next instalment of ERS #9 "Dockside Engines" has now dropped! This latest instalment opens the second Book of the novel and introduces the -next- element of the story behind Tidmouth Harbour.
Aug 17, 2019 0:06:35 GMT
Dungeon Master: Head on over to the ERS Library - Novels section to find out more! Bon appetite.
Aug 17, 2019 0:15:29 GMT
Odd: i would like to wish a very happy birthday to 01Salty, no doubt one of the best artists in the fandom, cheers!
Aug 17, 2019 9:03:24 GMT
TheIsraeliSudrian: He died of respiratory failure due to lung cancer. R.I.P.
Aug 17, 2019 17:49:21 GMT
Ian: It's been a while since he last penned for the series, so it's great to see the latest ERS offering from long-term SiF member stuart7 is now available to read in the Library... and we're off to Wales for this one!
Aug 18, 2019 14:12:47 GMT
Madness: Happy belated Birthday to 01Salty .
Aug 19, 2019 22:13:24 GMT
gambo1946: is it wrong that i have only seen Fonda in magic railroad? i unfortunately haven't seen easy rider. But it is really sad that he has passed, at least he was almost 80, that is a reasonably long life, and he is back with his dad, Henry, two screen legends
Aug 20, 2019 3:25:55 GMT
gambo1946: -back together
Aug 20, 2019 3:26:10 GMT
ScarletSpider: My friend has decided to downgrade from Bluray to DVD. I just got.. a Bluray player, Batman: The Animated Series, Superman 5 B;u-Ray collection, Justice League Dark, Flashpoint, Dark Knight Returns, Killing Joke, Bad Blood,
Aug 20, 2019 11:24:40 GMT
ScarletSpider: Throne of Atlantis, and New Frontier for a total of £50
Aug 20, 2019 11:24:41 GMT
gambo1946: today is my 18th birthday, my sister hannah's too, officially a grown up
Aug 20, 2019 23:13:02 GMT
Ten Cents Too: Happy Birthday to you and your twin!
Aug 21, 2019 22:29:18 GMT