The Sherwood Forester at Mallaig

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Comments (9)

trikermike on July 25, 2008

Thankyou Paul, for yor kind comments after visiting my humble gallery. I had taken a blind guy with me on a little trip on the WEST HIGLAND RAILWAY in May 2007, as we are both interested in steam engines-for different reasons. the trio was a success, as Carl pushed me along in my chair, and I called out the directions!! The company who run the trains change the engine at regular times, so you never know what you will be driven by, guess we were just lucky!

greetings from North East England.

zeezee on July 25, 2008

I've done that journey myself & the scenery just gets better & better. It's no wonder they use it in the Harry Potter movies.

trikermike on July 26, 2008

YEAH, PAUL, DUNNO WHAT YEAR YOU WERE HEREABOUTS, BUT i'VE BEEN HERE ABOUT SINCE '74 lIVED IN GRAINGER PARK WHILE WORKING IN THE gENERAL hOSPITAL! coincidence! i GUESS AS i CAME FROM cUMBRIA, i AM ALSO AN "ADOPTED gEORDIE"! tO LIST MY MOVES- GRAINGER PARK ROAD TO nEWBIGGIN hALL ESTATE, WEST DENTON(HAYLEAZES RD)-tYNEMOUTH (STANWICK ST) hOWDON(CAROLINE RD)-sCOTSWOOD (MUSWELL HIL)-THEN HERE cAMPERDOWN STILL HERE, DON'T THINK I WILL MOVE NOW I'VE SETTLED! Just realised the caplock was on! -always do that, but I blame the poor sight! tHANKS FOR POPPING IN, KEEP IN TOUCH M8 gotta go get ready for tomorrow-exped to sunday market-the Tuxedo Princess is leaving in the morning, gonna try and photo it & the market-look in again

cheers, Mike b¬)

Sheena-Ann Brown on September 1, 2008

Hi Mike..

I LOVED the Jacobite Experience, although I nearly got myself lynched at the viaduct at Glenfinnan. I happened to be already at the back of the train before we got there and had prime place for photos (videos, not stills) and I just happened to mention to someone in the general conversation that I'd never read a Harry Potter Book or seen a HP Film!!! If looks could kill!! what's she doing taking photos of our precious viaduct when she could be letting us take them!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPS....wont be saying that again on the Jacobite. I had visions of being the first person to paraglide without a parachute fromthe viaduct!!! EEKS!

Sheena-Ann Brown on September 1, 2008

Wish I could have seen the two of you - with you giving him directions! I hope you knew your right from your left, especially at the harbour in Mallaig!!! (Sorry...I'm a wheelchair user myself an this made me smile at the picture it conjured up!)

trikermike on September 1, 2008

Oo.....Oo....>>>> Thats our chairs doing an appreciation together!

I agree, Sheena it can be confusing when someone else is driving!!

I tend to keep my hands hovering over the rims! Carl was a good driver, but having no sight, he could not see the textured surfaces approaching-they always took us by surprise!! What fun we had that May weekend!

I am hoping his health will improve so that we can travel by steam train again, maybe in Yorkshire this time.

Thankyou for your visit and read-through.

You are welcome here anytime! Mike

Ian @ Wilmar on November 30, 2010

Thanks for your comment. The man opporite us on the 'conventional train' on the way up seemed to be staring at my girlfriend's legs, so I didn't involve him in conversation. Which was a pity, because it turned out he was the driver of he steam engine on the way back. We'd planned to stay in Makkaig, but when I was organising a hire car I learned that my mother's half-sister lives in Morar (and owns the garage where we got a hire car), so we were able to stay with her. Been meaning to do this trip again, but last month I moved from Scotland to South Wales, so it's no longer as easy as just hopping on a train at Glasgow. Cheers!

roeli bindels on January 13, 2013

I was on this train many years ago,but I do not remember where I left.....was it fort william or glenfinnan.....but what I do remember: it was a wonderful trip.

trikermike on January 13, 2013

Ah, Roeli, you must try to go into a deep hypnotic state, then think about the journey and where it began, concentrate on the names of the stations you passed through.

Only when you have the information will you be able to reveal the full journey.

I have done the journey only once each way in my life, but I can remember most of it - yes it was a truly wonderful and memorable trip!

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