Steam railmotor at Garth-y-Dwr

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Comments (6)

Nick Weall on April 29, 2013

A YSL for this lovely shot Peter ~ This was restored at Didcot I think ~ all the best ~ nick

Peter_private_box on April 30, 2013

Hi Nick,

Thank you for your appreciation, and the awards. They are much appreciated. You are right, this was restored at Didcot, and an internet search for steam railmotor #92 will turn up a whole host of stuff. In all honesty I found this difficult to photograph in a meaningful way, since the power bogie and chimney is at the lower end of the gradient, so your generous awards make my efforts seem worthwhile.

Best wishes Peter

Dušan Railfan on May 25, 2013

Nice DMU,Like+Favorite!

Peter_private_box on May 25, 2013

Hi Dušan Le,

Thank you for your visit, and the awards, they are much appreciated. This is actually steam powered. It is an early attempt to make a train for branch line duties, where a separate locomotive is not really necessary. The idea never became popular until diesel engines became viable.

Best Wishes Peter

Rainer.Patzig on June 22, 2013

Amazing shot Peter. Like+Fav.

Greetings Rainer

Peter_private_box on June 23, 2013

Hi Rainer,

I am happy you have enjoyed this resurrected museum piece, and thank you for the awards. They are much appreciated. It is a very unusual preservation item, the history of which Nick has mentioned above. However, I think it sits well in our Welsh countryside!

Best wishes Peter

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