Saturday, 16 June 2012

A bit of a hold up on my journey home.............................................................

I got stuck behind this lovely old steam driven engine on my way home from work this lunchtime.
I take the scenic route and the lanes are narrow. 

 I manged to get past... then pulled over to take a few pictures as it passed me again.

 It's not something you see every day........... although steam rally's are popular in the UK.

 It's the Cheshire Show next week which takes place just a couple of miles from these images.
I guess that's were this old girl was heading.

16 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant images, I love 'em.

Rohrerbot said...

Awesome!!!! Very fun!

Sandra said...

amazing, wish I could see and hear it for real.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Wow, what a beauty. Like Sandra said, the sound would be lovely to be witness to.

Revrunner said...

So where and how would this engine have been used?

Revrunner said...

I should have known! :-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Burrell_%26_Sons

The Herald said...

A fine 'old girl' built to last, when engineering WAS engineering!
Great images Andrew...[;o)

John said...

Looks like Fred Dibnah driving! It`s great to see these old machines being kept so well by the enthusiasts, they will probably out-last the new machines we have today!
J
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TexWisGirl said...

that is really, really cool!

cieldequimper said...

How wonderful would it be to go on a holiday...

barbara l. hale said...

That's cool!

holdingmoments said...

What a great sight Andrew.

Magia da Inês said...

°`♥✿✿⊱╮
♡¸¸.•
Que preciosidade!
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
¸.•°`❤✿⊱╮

Pantherka said...

Beautiful Andrew. You were lucky, what you saw.

Arija said...

Oh, how splendid. Love the old railway car trailer/caravan.
I well remember the huge steam threshing machine that made the rounds of the farms in my childhood.

Horst in Edmonton said...

Fantastic, glad you had a camera along.