Allan commented on the photo that I recently posted…..
Do like the closing photo of the two class 31’s. Hand brake not put on fully. They rolled down the siding in Cricklewood and through a set of buffers and ended up on the North Circular Road. Luckily no vehicle or pedestrian got hurt. Both locomotives were cut up on site.
Good job it was the middle of the night. Only time that you will find the North Circular empty!
Brian seems to have become interested in long trains!
The fact that a ‘jumbo freight train’ with 40 wagons has been trialled on the West Coast mainline, is a mere snip of thing compared to this US giant with eight locomotives:
And nearer home……
The Hump Master’s Longest Train Leaving Hamburg Yard – there’s an N Gauge challenge:
And back out to Asia for something completely different…
Made in 2018, this is a short film from the BBC Travel Show about the ‘Last Steam Train in China’ – and the benefits it has brought local people:
This is probably easier to model in the average house!
And my contribution. A 2mm Fine Scale 9F with working reversing valve gear? Some model!!
And the real thing….