Sunday, 16 November 2008

My Favourite Train

My own personal favourite train in the National Railway Museum is this one, the Mallard. I like the look and shape of it. My mum just told me she used to travel on one of these when going to and from London in the 50s. The one in the background - the Eurostar is one I've been on, under the English Channel to France.

23 comments:

Wayne said...

I'd forgotten about Mallard. Isn't that a fabulous engine.

I've been on Eurostar twice, once to Paris once to Brussels. I should have been on it 3 times but it caught fire the day I was supposed to travel and I had to fly.

Thanks for all the train pics Ruby.

Freda L said...

I watched Mallard steam over Strensall Common in about 1987, I think it would be its last journey before going to the Museum,it was a thrilling sight.

babooshka said...

They don't make 'em like that anymore. Never been a spotter, but admit this is a beauty.

Gail's Man said...

I think the Mallard is about the 2nd most famous loco in the UK; the first being the flying Scotsman. I really enjoyed all the train programmes that BBC4 showed a few weeks ago.

marley said...

I agree with Babooshka. If they were like this now-a-days I'm sure they would run on time!

lunarossa said...

Hi Ruby, Love this engine. Looks so glamorous and still reassuring! Don't know about the Eurostar though, just the idea of travelling under all that water makes me shiver. Yes, I'm a big fuss...Ciao. Antonella

Olivier said...

elle est très belle, on dirait une maquette pour enfant. j'adore

it is very beautiful, it looks like a model child. I love

Picklesmum said...

Enough trainspotting ruby!
Nice photos though.

lunarossa said...

Hi Ruby, I've left you an award on your blog. Come and get it! Ciao. Antonella

Tanya said...

It's a beauty! I can see why it's your favorite :)

Hilda said...

It's been a week — where are you? Hope you're okay, Ruby! Miss your photos and commentary.

Tash said...

A true classic. My son went thru a train period & we had a Trains video that had footage of the Mallard. & one of the must dos on my list is to ride the Eurostar in the Chunnel. Lovely picture indeed.

jane said...

It's ok Ruby; you can post another train if you want to!

Love the Bury photos, by the way.

Patricia said...

Hi Ruby - Where did you go ?? Did
we lose you again ?? Please come
back - we miss hearing from you....

Hugh Weller-Lewis said...

Where , oh where, is Ruby?

You've gone & disappeared on us again! Hope all is well with you...

marley said...

Hi Ruby,

Where've you gone?! Hope all is well.

Marley :)

JollyGreenP said...

No postings for three weeks now. Hope you are OK Ruby!

J.

Hilda said...

I just saw a "Like … WOW!" post from here on Antonella's sidebar, but Blogger says it doesn't exist. I really hope you're okay, Ruby, and just busy with the season.

marley said...

Hi Ruby.

I can see in my links to my favourite sites that you have updated your blog - your alive! But I can't actually see it on your blog :(

Is blogger being naughty again?!

Marley

grumpyoldwoman said...

I think blogging must be on the decline - chatted to No 5 the other day and he is thinking of giving it up - rarely get comments on mine these days, and hardly anyone seems to be posting - sad stuff eh? Saw you comment on the other site - end of an era. Will be coming to York next year - will let you know when. Have a good xmas x x

Tanya said...

Hope you are well! I miss visiting you! Merry Christmas :)

Patricia said...

Please come back Ruby ! We miss you !

Clueless in boston said...

Great looking train. I would never guess it is over 50 years old. The Railway Museum looks wonderful.