CHERTSEY

BOATS, BRIDGES, BOILERS ... IF IT'S GOT RIVETS, I'M RIVETTED
... feminist, atheist, autistic academic and historic narrowboater ...
Likes snooker, beer, tea, rivets and solitude, and is strangely fascinated by the cinema organ.
And there might be something about railways.
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Thursday, 28 March 2019

Oh yes, and there were some locos

I know this is probably what most people go to a railway museum for, and they are indeed marvellous - beautiful beasts, astounding feats of engineering and restoration - but maybe just a bit too much for me to take in, so I concentrate on the peripheral paraphernalia.

They are particularly proud of this one, at the Swindon museum. It's the only loco they actually own, and they recently bought it - bought, not given - from the National Railway Museum at York.

They are particularly proud, of course, because it was built at the Swindon works. They had commemorated the acquisition of 2818 by ordering a large quantity of souvenir mugs, which they were clearly having trouble shifting.

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