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Graham Report 15 Feb 2014 14:51

Does anybody still do this these days? I know they prefer to be called rail enthuiasts now; but I don't think I've seen one :-S


AnninGlos Report 15 Feb 2014 15:09

By all accounts they'll be having a lean time this week if they do. :-D


Graham Report 15 Feb 2014 15:31

They might be better off looking at the boats on the Somerset Levels ;-)


Graham Report 22 Feb 2014 11:07

Richard Trevithick drove the first steam train on rails on the 22nd of February 1804. The train full of passengars was watched by a crowd of people in Penydarren.


Graham Report 15 Mar 2014 19:39

That a new one on me Sue. I've not heard of gricers before. You could be right though :-S


PricklyHolly Report 16 Mar 2014 13:56

I call them the "Anorak" people.