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Another Green Godess

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:56 pm
by Greg_Lewis
Here ya go, Marty. Another one, at the RH & D RR in Kent, England. Freshly shopped, it's beautiful and sounds as good as it looks.
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The interesting looking lubricator.
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Re: Another Green Godess

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:51 pm
by elm53
There was a Green Godess built for 71/2" gauge on the west coast. It was ,I believe a half sized version of the R,H&D loco.

Re: Another Green Godess

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:10 pm
by Marty_Knox
I'm jealous, Greg! I've always wanted to see the Romney!
And yes, she is where I got (stole) the name for my Green Goddess.

Re: Another Green Godess

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:55 am
by Greg_Lewis
Marty et al.:

It was an interesting albeit not that senic ride. Most of the view was of the r.o.w. fences. The top speed was 25 mph. That's the fastest I've been on anything less than 36" gauge. Feels like 50 mph. It's a mostly straight run of about 14 miles down to a place called Dungeness, a scenery-deprived spot at the coast that sports two lighthouses and a decomissioned nuclear power plant. But the r.r. is user friendly and you are welcomed into the interlocking towers and shops. Cab rides are available as is throttle pulling but those are pricey. The line runs all year and the engineer is in the weather regardless; ours said he's been out there in 60 m.p.h. winds and driving rain and sleet. The snow plow is so rarely used they never remember exactly how it attaches to the diesel used for that work. They have 11 steamers and one diesel. The one section of single track is controlled by posession of a paddle. I most certainly recommend a visit by anyone who makes it to England.

We're done with trains ( :( ) — today it's Dover Castle. Tomorrow the service at Canterbury Cathedral (Even though I'm not religious a service at a European cathedral is not to be missed.), then home.

Re: Another Green Godess

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:40 am
by ccvstmr
Greg_Lewis wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:55 am
We're done with trains ( :( ) — today it's Dover Castle. Tomorrow the service at Canterbury Cathedral (Even though I'm not religious a service at a European cathedral is not to be missed.), then home.
Greg...some people refer to such church services as ..."insurance"! :roll: Carl B.